- New Putney Debate: ‘Land and Democracy’
Thursday 1 November
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Putney High Street, Putney
7 pm – Land and democracy
Nearly 400 years ago the Diggers described the Earth as a ‘common storehouse for all’ and objected to land being kept in the hands of a few. Are landowners still oppressing the people today, and how should we respond?
with George Monbiot; Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party; Kate Geary, land grab expert at Oxfam, and the Runnymede Diggers
Performance poet Pete the Temp.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/535905649768504/
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.
The programme of events is scheduled between 27th October and 11th November 2012, and the venue for some events will be St. Mary’s Church in Putney where the Debates started on 28th October 1647. For more info, check: http://thenewputneydebates.wordpress.com/
- Land & Freedom Gathering, Runnymede Eco-village.
Saturday 24th November
@ Runnymede Eco-Village, Coopers Hill,
Englefield Green, Surrey.
‘A day of workshops, discussions, music, poetry, films and
more. Join us as we explore humanities ancient relationship
to the land, our recent dispossession from it and where
we can go from here.’ All ages welcome. From 12 Noon onwards
For directions to the village, please go to: http://www.diggers2012.wordpress.com/map