20 Apr 2007
Mass Lone Demos - The BIG One!
Time to shift up a gear, we think. According to the Home Office there have been 1,379 demonstrations authorised under SOCPA in 18 months (1 Aug 2005 - Dec 2006). With your help we'd like to attempt to hold 2,000 demonstrations in a day!
Just follow the instructions given here to join in.
On Thursday 5th April, thanks to a bunch of friends and associates, we handed in 1,184 applications at Charing Cross police station for Saturday, 21st April, a little short of our target, so please come and join us if you can and please email us to let us know how many applications you have sent in. from
Well I am doing my bit tomorrow....with 11 protest events, then off for a relaxing pint with Joel Kovel, by the way he will be talking at the LSE on the evening of May 4th....tell you more soon.
Sian is coming I believe as well....Green Politics is about us winning elections but protest including direct action is also part of the process.
SOCPA includes a clause making demonstrators get permission from the cops for demonstrations within 1 km of parliament, it aimed to get rid of peace activist Brian Haw and generally insulated our parliamentarians from those protesting against their laws.
Such is liberal democracy in this illiberal country....Mark Thomas has organised for 2,000 of us to mount a series of lone protests tomorrow to shame the government
This is what I am up to:
10.30 - 10.40: Parliament Square: Troops out of Iraq
10.50 - 11: Tescos on Wesmtinster Bridge: End Tescopoly Now
11.10 - 11.20: DTI Victoria Street: Fair Pay for Public Sector Workers
11.30 - 11.40: Department for education and skills: Great Smith St: End private investment in state schools
11.50 - 12. - Dept of Transport in Horsefeerry Rd: Invest in public transport not aviation
12.10 - 12.20: Defra building:Get Miliband Out
12.30 - 12.40: Millbank studios: Democratise the media
12.50- 1300: Burghers of Calais monument: Elite politicians; keep people out of your war
13.10 - 13.20: College Green: No Politicians on the Grass
13.30 - 13.40 College Green:
1400 - 14.10: Parliament Sq: Wholly elected House of Lords Now