#OccupyLSX London Stock Exchange - Saturday 15th October 2011

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

    Occupy London Stock Exchange calls supporters to meet 12 noon at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday, 15 October
    Occupy London Stock Exchange (OccupyLSX) has called on people to meet at 12pm 15th October in front of St Paul’s Cathedral in London for the beginning of a planned peaceful occupation in London’s Square Mile.

    Occupy LSX intend to highlight and address social and economic injustice in the UK and beyond, as part of a global movement for real democracy.

    Supported by UK Uncut, the London-based Assembly of the Spanish 15M movement and others, the movement has received phenomenal interest, from the public and media in the UK and around the world.
    The OccupyLSX facebook group now has more than 13,000 members, with more than 5,000 confirming their intention to be there on the day.
    OccupyLSX issued the following call out to potential attendees:

    “The words ‘corporate greed’ ring through the speeches and banners of protests across the globe. After huge bail-outs and in the face of unemployment, privatisation and austerity, we still see profits for the rich on the increase. But we are the 99%, and on October 15th our voice unites across gender and race, across borders and continents, as we call for equality and justice for all.

    “In London, we will occupy the Stock Exchange. Reclaiming space in the face of the financial system and using it to voice ideas for how we can work towards a better future. A future free from austerity, growing inequality, unemployment, tax injustice and a political elite who ignores its citizens, and work towards concrete demands to be met.”

    - When and where? Assemble Midday in front of St Pauls Cathedral (London EC4M 8AD). Please try to be on time and not early or late. When you are there be ready and attentive. Nearest tubes are St. Pauls, Mansion House and Canon Street; buses 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100, 242; more information at… and check Transport For London website for delays and closures at

    - What to bring? If planning to stay for a while, do bring plenty of food and water, wrap up warm. Tents , sleeping bags and torches are also a good idea

    - Stay in contact – Make sure to follow @OccupyLSX on Twitter for updates on the day. Hashtags #OccupyLSX #OLSX #OccupyLondon #oct15. The OccupyLSX Facebook page will also be updated regularly:

    - Stay safe – People are advised to come with a friend or group of friends. Legal advice will be distributed on the day

    - Have fun – Most of all, OccupyLSX asks that you bring your energy and excitement, and be ready to create a better world!

    Press enquiries: Email:
    Phone: +44 (0) 7428 076610 / (0) 7592 424578
    Questions or comments, please get in touch:
    - Email:
    - Twitter:
    - Facebook:
    - Website:
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    1. The first OccupyLSX General Assembly took place during the course of UK Uncut’s “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” event on Westminster Bridge. Images, together with a report of the event, have been posted at
    2. For an overview of Occupy events happening in the UK, see Occupy Britain ( A comprehensive list of United for Global Change events scheduled for 15th October is available at
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    Such amazing media coverage re everything '#Occupy' related TWG!

    Keep it coming !!! <3
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    Occupy London Live Streams (Video)
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    Worth a listen, glad he's making himself useful.

    tl;dr: protesters wearing masks has been criminalized in London, "not because we must show our faces to each other, but because we must always show our faces to the state". If protesters must lose their anonymity, then so should the holders of Swiss bank accounts...
  22. The Wrong Guy Member

    Patrick Kingsley spends a night camping with Occupy London at St Paul's Cathedral.
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    I'm really curious as to who all these people are, in London and elsewhere. I wonder what goes on in their regular lives that they are able to take all this time to 'occupy'.
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    Debunking the OccupyLondon "empty tents" story

    Writing in the Guardian, Patrick Kingsley debunks the attempts to smear Occupy London protesters as "part-timers." Local councillor Matthew Richardson has been widely quoted in the press saying that the police's thermal imaging showed 90 percent of the Occupy tents are empty overnight -- but when Kingsley tried to verify the statistic, he discovered that it was unverifiable. The police denied having originated the number, and the Councillor then changed his story, saying the statistic didn't come from "official sources." The Daily Telegraph, meanwhile, is using flaky thermal cameras trained on the tents before the protesters' normal bedtime to "prove" that it's all a Potemkin village.

    Kingsley, meanwhile, stayed out overnight, spoke to organizers, and suggests that "more than three quarters" of the tents are full at any time. Organizers have a well-managed system that assigns vacant tents (whose owners are taking a day or two off to catch up on family and work) to protesters who "occupy" them.

  26. Anonymous Member

    If there are any empty tents, just toss one of these in:

    I think the Telegraph was disappointed to not to see any of the rumoured Occupy Sex going on in the tents.
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    City of London Corporation approves court action to remove St Paul’s campsite

    Today the Planning and Transportation Committee of the City of London Corporation voted to go ahead with court action to clear 200 plus tents from the public highways around St Paul’s.

    The members of the committee, which is responsible for the highways for the Square Mile business district around St Paul’s, voted for the move after careful consideration and lawyers will begin court action.

    Michael Welbank, the elected Member who chaired the committee as its Deputy Chairman, said after the meeting:

    "Protest is an essential right in a democracy – but camping on the highway is not and we believe we will have a strong highways case because an encampment on a busy thoroughfare clearly impacts the rights of others."

    Stuart Fraser, the City of London Corporation’s Chairman of Policy and Resources, said:

    "We have no problem with a peaceable 24-hour protest by people without tents – provided the highway is fully usable – but campsites and important highways don’t mix."

  30. DeathHamster Member

    St Paul's Cathedral canon resigns

    Giles Fraser quits over plans to forcibly remove Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters from outside cathedral

    The canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, the Rev Dr Giles Fraser, has resigned in protest at plans to forcibly remove protesters from its steps, saying he could not support the possibility of "violence in the name of the church".

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    St Paul's Cathedral opens its doors

    St Paul's Cathedral reopened after closing to the public for the first time since the Blitz due to health and safety fears after anti-capitalist protesters set up camp on its doorstep.
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    Chaplain resigns from St Paul's as clergy blasted for stance on protesters - Telegraph

    A bishop yesterday likened the clergy at St Paul’s Cathedral to “self-important public school boys” as a second member of staff resigned over its decision to evict the protesters on its doorstep and a third was considering his position.
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    The bishop appears to be in favor of letting protesters stay.

    "as St Paul’s reopens its doors, this tale raises a question for its managers. Can they redeem their initial hysterical over-reaction?
    Do they want to draw all voices into a vital public debate, or will they clear the site as tactfully and soon as possible, probably in the middle of the night — when Caiaphas and chums used to do their business?"
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    I wanna hear Jerusalem as sung by the People's Mic Choir.
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    This is quoted from another thread:

  37. I like the way he trolled them
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    Let them. They will be arrested, detained, named and then exposed for the dumb clams they are.
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    Banksy @OccupyLSX - Caught on camera supporting The Occupy Movement

    The elusive guerrilla artist Banksy (or perhaps someone of his uncanny likeness) is caught on camera, dressed as a banker @OccupyLSX handing out cards reading:

    BANKERS GO TO JAIL. Go directly to Jail. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT BONUSES - next to his "Bankers begging for cash" monopoly installation at St Paul's in London.

    Videography by Jason Gleeson

    Andrew Simms of New Economics Foundation @OccupyLSX - More equal societies work better

    Andrew Simms @OccupyLSX and outside the Bank Of England discusses The Spirit Level and The Equality Trust by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, youth unemployment, the Occupy Movement and why more equality in societies works better for everyone.

    Videography by Jason Gleeson
  40. DeathHamster Member

    And I thought wearing masks was currently prohibited in London.

    After they're arrested, someone be sure to hand the police a copy of Scientology's handout on Anonymous so they'll know what kind of dangerous offenders they've caught.
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