Scriptonite Daily: Voices from the Occupation - D15: A Grounds Eye View In the week that TIME Magazine, made ‘The Protester’ its Person of the Year , the Occupy movement held Occupy Everywhere Day (D15). Occupy Everywhere day, or D15, encouraged sneaky, cheeky acts of civil disobedience around the globe, and got it. You might not have seen it on the news, but this article takes you along for a journey through the day of Occupy London, who spent the day reclaiming public spaces, and bringing festive cheer to the streets of London. One of the issues raised by the Occupy Movement is the growing erosion of public space. In places like London, there are few open, free spaces to join together as a community and remember you are just that, a community.
A Tale of trouble Introduction The Space Hijackers are a group of Anarchitects which was set up at the beginning of 1999. Our group is dedicated to battling the constant oppressive encroachment onto public spaces of institutions, corporations and urban planners. We oppose the way that public space is being eroded and replaced by corporate profit making space.
Private Public Space at City Hall Hot on the heels of the success of our first outing, we were keen to take our No NO NO sign back into the city. The sign highlights the hypocrisy of urban public/private space - where land that appears public is actually owned by private corporations. On the surface, London is a city full of open spaces bustling with shoppers and tourists. If you scratch beneath it, you soon discover that this openness is a scam. If you’re a local council, selling off land to private developers is an easy way to raise capital.
NO NO NO at the Truman Brewery Complex. Brick Lane - East London - May 2011 Following on from our previous Private/Public space projects which have focussed on the gentrification of London and the erosion of civil liberties that that entails, the Space Hijackers headed out to the Truman Brewery complex on Brick Lane to enforce the rules that are implicit, and perhaps not so implicit in such places. Stopping people from drinking, smoking, talking, loitering, laughing and even reading our sign! East London is a massive building site with regeneration projects, the olympics, the encroachment of the city and more changing the face of our city. Untitled Document
Such a moment occurred when the Occupy Movement declared their intention to occupy the London Stock Exchange as part of a global protest against the Financial Industry. As we all know, post economic crash, the government spokes people for the banks who run this country implemented a system of austerity, cutting public services and ripping up hard won legal protections in order to feed the greedy banks. A global protest was called, and quicker than the blink of an eye, Paternoster Square public access was withdrawn. A hefty police barricade, security checks and 24 hour surveillance ensured that the only people using the square would be those who the private owners deemed worthy (un-moral) enough. Paternoster Square, Behind Enemy Lines...
OccupyLSX has been a whisper in the street. Since October 15th, as well as regular visits to the @OccupyLSX camp at St Pauls, the @OccupyLFS at Finsbury Square, and more recently the wonderful @BankOfIdeas, I have been engaging, with others, the flood of misinformation on Twitter and other Social Media platforms, as well as promoting the Occupy Movement as a whole; blogging, discussing, following and spreading the news about various issues. Two things struck me initially, and have continued to do so: The clear public support for the Occupy Movement's position on most of the issues; and the relative *lack* of public engagement on the methods, tactics and strategy used by the Movement worldwide. In short: They mostly agree with what we say; but they don't always approve of what we do. Public support, even media support *on the issues* is quite clearly in favour. The Occupy Movement : The Public Perception ...
Occupy London’s critical weakness is everyone’s sore point | Scrapper Duncan Occupy London faces a barrage of criticism, well made, from the capitalist establishment, be it media, institutions or politicians. Dressed up in the language of lifestyle laughter, they skilfully mock the entire Occupy movement. We are crusties, they say, we are jobless.
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The mayor of London demands a law against it to stop tent villages "erupting like boils" across the capital. If you lived like Boris, you too might be a bit paranoid about boils. The prime minister interrupts a trip to Australia to announce that the government is poised to intervene. Meantime, the Church of England is split down the aisle about whether the Christian thing is to embrace the protesters encamped on the doorstep of its cathedral – after all, St Paul was a tent-maker and Christ had a robust approach to moneychangers – or to join forces with the mammonites who run the City of London and have the protest camp evicted. The protesters seem more adult than politicians and plutocrats | Andrew Rawnsley | Comment is free | The Observer
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A closer look at the St Paul's camp