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John's Occupy London diary

John Sinha has camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral since Occupy London started six weeks ago

Issue No. 2279

John Sinha (Pic: Smallman )

John Sinha (Pic: Guy Smallman)

'On Wednesday of last week we were served with eviction notices from the City of London Corporation. These stated that legal proceedings to evict us were to start at 6pm the next day.

So on Thursday of last week, John Cooper QC, our barrister, addressed an assembly as the deadline approached. He said that this was more than a single narrow legal issue—this was a political response from the City.

We expanded Occupy London the next day. We took over a disused UBS building in the City and turned it into the “Bank of Ideas”.

This is an organising space for activities. We even have an office there to organise solidarity action for the 30 November strikes.

On Saturday representatives from 25 occupations in Britain came together in London to form a network of occupations. We can use this to better coordinate our movement.

There was a widespread agreement nationally to support the 30 November strikes. Some of those who will be on strike came to speak to us, including teacher Jess Edwards.

In London on 30 November we plan to march from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral at 11am to Lincoln’s Inn Field—joining up with the London march.

This Saturday we plan to have an event at Occupy London to build support for the strikes.

We’ve invited workers who will be striking to speak at this, and will hold discussions on what people can do on the day.'

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Tue 22 Nov 2011, 18:25 GMT
Issue No. 2279
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