Short clips from the day spliced into 6 mins with accompanying track by Riot in London. In solidarity with all those who took part in the occupy and strike action on the day
The video quality is a bit ropey, but its all in the original, including the music, best heard through headphones though.
After the occupation of Panton House, and the ensuing kettle, detainees were loaded on a coach to be taken to police stations. Protesters tried blocking the road to stop the bus from leaving.
N30 Strike: Starting at 7am people gathered at Liverpool st station for the OccupyN30 Shut Down the City protest. Complete with a samba band and a massive banner reading "All Power ToThe 99%" they set off at around 7.45am, taking the streets marching through the city to the Bank of England. Police repeatedly tried pushing people out of the road, but people just kept on marching.
A short video of OccupyLSX demonstrators occupying Panton House, in protest at the £18 million salary of the UK's highest paid CEO - Mick Davies, the loss-making chief of mining company Xstrata.
Note the cops pushing people down stairs as they clear the building.
Resembling a moving kettle, hemmed in and crushed, the march moved excruciatingly slow from Malet Street via Trafalgar Square down The Strand. At a road block costruction with a strange blue wall-like barrier on Fleet Street, the march was directed up Fetter Lane.
It stopped for a long time, whether this was due to the police horses and several lines of officers in the front of the march, who had…
Nov9: An early morning start, at 7am. Rank-and-file electricians involved in a pay dispute ("sparks"), students, and their supporters took the streets outside the Pinnacle building site in the City before marching to the Cannon St construction site. They refused to be stopped by police and pushed through police lines to reach their destination, then leaving there just after 9am onto their stated…
At the road block on Fleet Street the march was moved up Fetter Lane and repeatedly stopped and held for no obvious reason before getting to Holborn Circus. In spite of road blocks on all streets leading off Holborn Circus, except for one exit for the march, the police suddenly seemed to get very confused. A young woman describes what happened.
Super excited copper telling wandering people that they would be "comitting offences if they do not follow the route". What kind of offence is going for a walk? It wasn't even an attempt to break off the march, just random people walking about very unexcitedly. What did they tell those cops was going to happen today, that he gets so worked up?
Tim Gee, author of 'Counterpower' explains his ideas of why some social resistance movements are more successful than others, and also how these ideas were formed through his own experience being involved with many of the last decades biggest movements, which left him wondering why some seemed to have little or no impact, and how this could be changed.
John discusses the work of Solfed, a revolutionary union initiative and the British section of the International Workers Association.
How Solfed brings the ideas and politics of anarchy into the UK workspace, and how he himself came to anarchism.
Jim from the Advisory Service for Squatters discusses recent developments in squatting laws, and the upcoming celebrations for the bicentinery of the luddites, and when and how he became an activist and anarchist.
Richard Barbrook joins us again at the bookfair to follow up on last years chat on how the movement could make more of strategy.
This year Richard asks us, 'does anarchism as a political project have anymore meaning?' and looking at this years past events which has seen so much struggle for social change around the world, can any of these movements see 'beyond capitalism?'
Camilla Berens from Kick Nuclear gives a detailed account of why the UK governments plans to build 8 new nuclear power stations would be an anarchists worst nightmare, and explains the real alternatives that exist.
Interview with Scottish anarchist writer and publisher, Stuart Christie, best known for being arrested as an 18-year old while carrying explosives to assassinate the Spanish dictator General Franco. Here he discusses the Spanish Revolution, why he became an activist and anarchist, and his advice for the movements of today.
The problem in the world of the media is that only a handful of corporations own virtually all of it. All run to make huge profits and have been cutting staff and quality for years. Time to reclaim the media and build new economic models.
Donnacha DeLong, NUJ President, discusses how we might do it.
Bicycology is a cyclists' collective that offers a range of activities to promote cycling and make the links with wider issues of environmental and social responsibility. Here Patrick discusses this years workshop at the Anarchist Bookfair, and how he became an activist.
Becky Hogge discusses her new book 'Barefoot Into Cyberspace', the enclosure of the internet, the digital rights Committee, and how she became an activist.
Pun Ngai explains the work of SACOM which is a new nonprofit organization that originated from a students’ movement devoted to improving the labor conditions of factory workers in China. She uses as an example the 18 young workers atempted suicide at Foxconn Technology Group which makes IPhone products.
Journalist Matt Salusbury discusses police databases, how the police are gathering information on activists, and how to find out what information they may have on you!
Short Video from the march against deaths in custody today ( 29 oct ) .
Another Occupy! site was taken at Finsbury Square by Moorgate on Sat 22nd Oct in the heart of the financial centre, after a 'tour of corporate greed' march that snaked its way past the bank of england. quick bit of footage showing themarch to finsbury square,
Footage from just some of the groups feeding back to the OccupyLSX emergency general assembly on Fri 21st Oct, following the announcement of the unprecedented closure of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
There was overwhelming support for the camp to remain and to use the events planned over the weekend to highlight the issues behind the protest. There was consensus and a big cheer when they agree…
Following a presentation of the letter from the Dean of the cathedral where he set out his reasons for taking the unprecedented step of closing the Cathedral, and the reading of the OccupyLSX press release initial response, the assembly had discussed in small groups the course of action. Later there were passionate contributions during the report backs with many questioning the official line from …
Interviews with people at the OccupyLSX protest, asking about their motivations and the links with the occupations seen in other places, as well as a quick look at the kitchen and media team. Footage from london indymedia 16thOct.
Protestors from Occupy London Stock Exchange have been occupying the square outside St Paul's Cathedral next to the London Stock Exchange (nr Paternoster Sq) in the …
Following on from small group discussions about the occupation's position and key messages this statement was this evening presented to the assembly around 7.30pm with discussion following.
Four mins of footage from one of the several groups that split out from the assembly to discuss issues and ways forward during the afternoon of the 2nd day - reportback given around 4pm
Just after 8pm the police were pushing people back off the pavement around the occupation. After people were in the road, one police medic decides to just go right ahead and steal someone's banner poles leading to a scuffle. After the video the police retreated as the crowd chanted shame on you, before they returned bringing in dogs and clearing the street.
There were loads of other comedy performances including Mark Thomas, Josie Long, Alastair Barrie, Nick Revel, Chris Coltrane, Grace Petri and others - all recorded here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Miggiuk
This is the story of Thabo, a photojournalist who witnessed the Peckham Riots, filmed and edited by the young people participants of the Peckham History Project