[Imc-london] London events list
tony at cactusnetwork.org.uk
Tue Sep 20 13:19:45 PDT 2005
I would like to suggest an addition to the London events list:
For every Sunday:
Specific link: www1.atwiki.com/picnic
September 18th 2005 Special Event
Title Peoples/Creative Commons
Location Parliament Square
Phone Contact 0785 439 0408
Topic / Issue Civil Rights
The MPs are back this week, so, please distribute widely and if you
can - please come along. [This is an edited version of last week's
12 Noon Every Sunday, Parliament Square, London
Defend the Right To Protest- Creative Commons/Picnic/Tea Party
Ladies and Gentlemen, Help Us to Reclaim the Commons!
Invitation: You are cordially invited to join us for our weekly
People's Commons Meeting/Mad Hatters Tea Party/Picnic-Protest on the
Green at Parliament Square, Westminster. We meet every Sunday at 12
Noon. Help us to reclaim this symbolic space.
Background: Building on the sunny success of our previous meetings,
initially held in response to New Labour's attempt to criminalise the
Right to Peacefully Demonstrate [without permission] in Westminster,
we are now striving to reclaim and create an alternative
What to Bring/Wear/Theme: Bring whatever you think will help make the
party a success, but especially bring yourselves.Particularly useful
are food, drink, music, banner-making materials, games (cricket,
frissbee, croquet etc) bubbles, flowers and new ideas for the future.
it's a party, so depending on weather conditions, please dress up!
Edwardian/Suffragette, Keystone Cops and Robbers Doing Hard [New]
Labour, Clowns, 60s Revolutionaries, Children, Jedis (with or without
light sabres). Or just come as you are.
Local - The Creative/People's Commons Meeting (towards a DIY,
non-hierarchical participatory form of democracy) in which all those
who wish to take part are invited to sit together and speaking their
minds on whatever subject they feel moved to. One person Facilitates
and another takes Minutes, and these roles rotate each week.
Global - Free The Tea: in which a group of revolutionaries walk down
to the Thames and half way across the river throw tea bags (PG Tips,
pyramid shaped) into the river in support of the proposed tax on
international currency trade (Currency Transaction Tax or CTT) aimed
at ring fencing billions of pounds each year for international
development. This feature is a protest at our government's (and the
G8's) neo-liberal attitude to Trade Justice. See early Day Motion 500
currently before the House of Commons for more on the CTT and
www.tobintax.org.uk. No More Corporate Representation without
Spiritual - Prayer Vigil for Justice and Peace: a silent moment
asking for help in the battle for a better world, for individuals of
all faiths and/or none. Takes place at/around 4pm.
Art - Banner Making: we will continue to challenge the workability
and justness of the new law by making banners. One idea recently
suggested - let's do a full demo but with 100% Peace and Love Banners
and see what the Met makes of that. Sounds like a great idea.
So please do tell your friends, spread the word and if you can come
along and join us for more creative, beautiful, peaceful acts of
defiance, and over time we will see what is possible. For more
details, and links to images and reports from previous weeks, please
see www1.atwiki.com/picnic (an easily editable web page in which
everyone is invited to contribute ideas etc regarding the
organisation and direction of the event),
www.parliamentprotest.org.uk (a more general site that covers all
aspects of the Right to Protest movement),
(Liberty website's section on Right To Protest etc)
Hope to see you there! 12 Noon, on the Green, Parliament Square,
Westminster, every Sunday, just behind Brian Haw's banners. If we can
keep going, every week, with your help the Creative Commons will go
from strength to strength.
and i suppose the Anti-war demo should be up there...
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