Category Archives: Activism

Servants No More

while looking for something else on I came across this anti-cuts leaflet from the 1980s – it was produced by the rank-and-file civil servants action group Workhouse

servants-no-morepdf of the full leaflet

November 24 Stop Israel’s War on Gaza: National Demonstration Assemble Downing St 12 noon

November 24 Stop Israel’s War on Gaza: National Demonstration Assemble Downing St 12 noon.


The Corporate Occupation of the Arts

Dean Kenning and John  Cussans will be speaking at this event next Saturday:

The Corporate Occupation of the Arts 

OccupyLSX / The Bank of Ideas

Earl St. EC2A 2AL

Sat 14th Jan 2012.  2- 6pm

‘Could there be a crueler indictment of an art world that is convinced of its moral superiority to mainstream culture than to be subsidized by one of the criminal financial forces that has brought our culture to its very knees?’
Mat Gleason

‘Art is the ultimate emotional branding.’
Brunswick International Corporate Communications Partnership

An afternoon of talks by artists, activists, writers and academics to explore the parasitic and exploitative relationship between art and capital. We will discuss the politics of sponsorship; activism against sponsors, Bloombergism, the transformation of the Art School and the ideological takeover of the dissensual values of art. Continue reading

Manuel Castells speaking at Occupy LSX

‘A SYSTEM OUT OF CONTROL DESTROYING PEOPLES LIVES’_Manuel Castells speaking at Occupy LSX filmed with my phone- 25/11/11


Occupy London Tours presents…

Tuesday 6th December.
Meet at St Paul’s at 4.15 or Canada Square, outside Canary Wharf tube, at 5.00. Look out for the tour guide with the umbrella!

Canary Wharf – one of the hottest destinations that London has to offer. Marvel at the sights and sounds of the UK’s newest financial district, from tax avoidance and bonus bonanzas to financial mismanagement and dirty tricks.

Join Occupy London for this unique tour as we uncover the true story of the mess we’re in…

Liam your Tour Guide

“Without doubt, the most exciting tour in London. Five stars”. The Evening Standard

Plans for a Free University at the Bank of Ideas

Plans are underway to create a Free University in relation to the OccupyLSX encampments and the Bank of Ideas. There will be a planning meeting taking place on Friday 2nd December at 5 pm at the Bank of Ideas site in the repossessed UBS bank in Sun Street.

Manuel Castells at Occupylsx

This a rare opportunity to see Manuel Castells speak in London. I have a feeling this will be seriously well-attended and may be shifted to the Bank of Ideas building on Sun Street. Keep an eye on the Occupylsx site for details. Castells is a Spanish urban sociologist who was the first to systematically map the dominant characteristics of what he called The Information Society. His work has been incredibly influential in analyzing the ways in which information networks shape the society as a whole. He identified a number of key characteristics of the network society, such as the space of flows, timeless time and real virtuality.

Details here:

Nice Day for a Walk

Route of march here.  Police tactics ahead of tomorrow, here and here.

Them pesky kids eh!

A number of free-schoolers will be speaking at this event on Tuesday. John Cussans will be speaking about The Paradoxes of Protest Pedagogy in a ‘Research Culture’, Andrew Cooper will be talking about politically engaged art work drawing on his experiences with the Portman and Communist Galleries, Jon Trayner will be speaking about the uncertainties generated by his ‘This is not a Manifesto’ reading and Dean Kenning will give a short talk about his work for TATE education.

The event is free and open to all. Space is limited however to about 200 people. So if you would like to come along please email David Burrows at

Hope to see you there. Continue reading