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John’s Occupy London diary

by John Sinha
Issue No. 2280

“Over the past week we’ve been given a date for Occupy London’s court date. This is part of the City of London’s attempts to evict the camp.

It’s set to take place on 19–23 December. There have been a lot of discussions about this at the camp—how should the movement engage with the courts?

Some argue that a court appearance will give us a platform. Others of us worry about going through the state’s courts could be damaging to us. But it is a live discussion.

The camp has continued to expand. It looks like a lot of us will be here over Christmas.

Last Monday the camp decided to offer solidarity with the Egyptian revolution. We heard Egyptian speakers and joined the solidarity march on Saturday.

Our main issue at the moment is how to support the strikes. We will be marching to join the strikers on the day, and carrying out direct action.

It’s important we continue to link up Occupy with the wider movement.”


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Mon 28 Nov 2011, 13:46 GMT
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