Our mission continues. We are delighted to announce that our second site of occupation is now open and ready to receive happy campers. 400 people are already creating a radically open democratic space at Finsbury Square EC1 and you are cordially invited to join them. Bring a tent, warm clothes, provisions , a torch and your optimism. We look forward to seeing you there.
We would like to offer our respect and best wishes to our brother and sister occupations all over the world. There is a bright future out there and we are committed to building our own small part of it in London.
Please note that we shall be occupying Finsbury Square in addition to St Paul’s Churchyard.
Program of the day:
11am – Egyptian activist Nawal el Saadawi brings greetings from Tahrir Square.
11am – Meet the Movement – An opportunity to meet those involved with Occupy London Stock Exchange across the different working involved in creating the tent city with the City – including our kitchen, outreach, international, arts and events, recycling, legal, tent university, and library groups. You’ll get the chance to see the camp, find out more about what is happening, aims, ethos and plans for the future ·
1pm – Public Assembly – You are invited to join a special assembly, during which there will be updates from occupiers around the world, as well as personal testimonies from those involved in OccupyLSX explaining why they’ve become involved in the camp. All are welcome, whether you wish to speak about your own personal experiences relating to the social and economic injustices happening here in the UK and beyond, or just to listen.
2pm – State of the Nation Roundtable Discussion – Facilitated by OccupyLSX’s Tent City University, there will be a roundtable discussion looking at the current economic state of the nation discussing pragmatic ways of bringing about systemic, real change. Panellists from across the political spectrum include members of OccupyLSX, Polly Toynbee (The Guardian), Jonathan Portes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research), John Christiansen (Tax Justice Network) and James Meadway (New Economics Foundation).
3.30pm – Tour of Corporate Greed – a magical mystery tour visiting some notable locations in the Square Mile. Try not to be late – we’ll leave promptly!