Occupy will be celebrating the 365th year anniversary of the Putney Debates by holding a series of events inspired by the Levellers’ and Diggers’ demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land.
This year one full day, Saturday 10th November, is devoted to the environment so head down to 75 Westminster Bridge road for inspiring debates on:
11-12.30pm – Food and democracy
How do we ensure people have access to nutritious, sustainable and good food?
with Helena Paul, Econexus; Dominika Jarosz, Head of Campaigns for Pig Business, and Biofuelwatch
1.30-3pm – Energy and democracy
with Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury; Fuel Poverty Action Group, and Danny Chivers.
3.15–4.45pm – Law, environment and democracy
with Polly Higgins, Eradicating Ecocide, and Melanie Strickland, speaking on the Community Bill of Rights, from the Occupy Law working group, and Halina Ward; Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development.
Throughout the New Putney Debates there will be an emphasis on public participation, in the spirit of 1647, when it was said that England was “A Nation of Prophets”.
If you would like to see the full programme of events running throughout October and November on topics ranging from ‘A New Economy’ to ‘Land and Freedom’ please click here.