It's cold in the Occupation Records office - a UBS-owned building on Sun Street, now occupied by the activities of Occupy London. I drag myself out of the warmth of my bed - a half deflated air mattress and a bundle of sleeping bags - and reach for my phone whose ring has demanded I get up.
The question we should be asking is not whether Occupy London the camp will go, but what will happen when it is gone? In other words, what will be different this year, because of this extraordinarily successful protest last year?
On the 31 October 1958, a celebrated intellectual delivered a speech in Oxford called "The Two Concepts of Liberty" and it has defined our view of freedom ever since.
It's cold and it's wet out. That London drizzle, a phenomenon that lies somewhere between fog and sleet which London will suffer from nearly everyday until May has begun to come down. I'm in a queue of around 2,000 that has wrapped around St. Paul's for midnight mass, snaking through Occupy London's first tent city. I'm not a Christian, I left the church 15 years ago, but I've been feeling homesick lately, and find myself here, cold, and wet, and sick.
I have been following developments at the Occupy camp in London from the beginning, occasionally in person, more often as an observer. The story of th...
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It is humanity that this occupation of St. Paul's serves. It is inhumanity that it has the great honour to resist.
Channel 4 News and its savant, cherished anchor Jon Snow threw out a seasonal challenge yesterday: who changed the world in 2011?
From London to Toronto, New York to Vancouver, the "Occupiers" of capitalism are facing evictions and other challenges. Clearly, legitimate debates ensue over one's right to protest versus the rights of locals to enjoy their neighborhoods as they normally do.
The occupation at St Pauls has achieved a huge amount in the space of a month.
The picture would be quite different if the top 1% were our country's doctors and teachers. A study by the New Economics Foundation has shown that leading city bankers, with incomes of £500,000 or more, destroy £7 of social value for every £1 they earn. By comparison, hospital cleaners generate £10 of social value for every £1 they earn.
Today a global protest will take place across 13 cities, from London to New York Paris to Manila, in solidarity with detained Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah.
Last week the Church of England Newspaper published a column by Alan Craig, the head of the Christian People's Alliance. You can find the piece here. ...
I admire the Occupy London protesters in an odd sort of way. Despite what anyone thinks about who they are, where they sleep and their choice of hot beverages, nobody camps out all day every day in St Paul's Cathedral unless their committed to their cause.
Greece has been my holiday destination for the last 15 years; I love the country and its charming friendly people. I say to the Greek people: You have been treated shabbily by the rest of Europe. You have a beautiful country and proud history; leave the madness of the Eurozone.
I think that time has now come and that the protesters should return to the beds a number of them have been returning to overnight anyway (rather than staying in the tents) on a permanent basis.