Frontline Club: #Occupy - What do they want?
November 02, 2011 19:00Tagged as: cuts frontlineclub journalism occupylondon occupylsx social_struggles
NB I know it's not free and costs a lot of money - but just adding here so people know about it...
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What began in the financial district of New York City in mid September under the name Occupy Wall Street has become a movement that is spreading across the globe. But what do they want and how do they intend to achieve their goals? Are their aims realistic? Can they have any impact?
Join us at the Frontline Club to debate the aims and objectives of the Occupy movement and to discuss whether it can bring about any change.
The tent cities springing up across the US, the UK, Australia and elsewhere have been compared to the scenes we saw earlier this year in Tahrir Square but is there a common bond?
Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and economist. He is the author of The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government.
Aaron Peters, a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is co-editor of Fight Back!, host of Resonance FM's'Novara' and student activist. He is also on the National Committee of NCAFC, one of the organisations behind last years students walkouts and street actions.
Additional panelists to be confirmed.
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