openDemocracyUK

#Occupy - What do they want?

Last week's discussion at the Frontline Club - with OurKingdom associate editor Aaron Peters and others - looking at the aims and potential of the global occupations movement.
ourKingdom editors
7 November 2011

Last week's discussion at the Frontline Club - with OurKingdom associate editor Aaron Peters and others -  looking at the aims and potential of the global occupations movement.

Chaired by Kevin Marsh, Director of OffspinMedia and former Editor of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

With:

Harry Cole, a political journalist and media commentator. He set up Tory Bear in 2008 whilst studying at Edinburgh University. He is now News Editor of Order-Order.com and writes for The Daily Beast and Total Politics and The Commentator. Twitter: @MrHarryCole

Naomi Colvin, supporter of OccupyLSX.  She set up UK Friends of Bradley Manning, the UK support group for the accused Wikileaks whistleblower. Twitter: @auerfeld

Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and economist. He is the author of The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government. Twitter: @RichardJMurphy

Aaron Peters, a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is co-editor of Fight Back!, host of Resonance FM's 'Novara' and student activist. He is also on the National Committee of NCAFC, one of the organisations behind last years students walkouts and street actions. Twitter: @aaronjohnpeters

Julian AssangeWikiLeaks editor-in-chief.

Daniel Ben-Ami, journalist and author, he has contributed to numerous national, specialist and international publications. He is author of Ferraris For All and Cowardly Capitalism.

Sign the petition: save our Freedom of Information

The UK government is running a secretive unit inside Michael Gove’s Cabinet Office that’s accused of ‘blacklisting’ journalists and hiding ‘sensitive’ information from the public. Experts say they’re breaking the law – and it’s an assault on our right to know what our government is doing.

We’re not going to let it stand. We’re launching a legal battle – but we also need a huge public outcry, showing that thousands back our call for transparency. Will you add your name?

Who is bankrolling Britain's democracy? Which groups shape the stories we see in the press; which voices are silenced, and why? Sign up here to find out.

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData