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Best comments on Occupy

PoliticsPosted by john sloboda Sun, January 01, 2012 08:35:28

Below are the most significant pieces of news and comment on the Occupy movement that I noticed in 2011 (and tweeted). I thought it useful to have them all in one place for easy reference.

City's influence over Conservatives laid bare by research into donations

Panic of the Plutocrats: as they try to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth 11 Oct 2011

Occupy Wall Street goes global today. Tokyo, Frankfurt, London, and more.

950 protests in 82 countries. Rome 10,000 Madrid 10,000 Frankfurt 5,000 Berlin 4,000, London 2,000, Toronto 1,000

Daily Mail has the best coverage (and photos) of the London protests.

None of us can carry on as before. We are all deep in the same mire". Anthony Barnett on London protests. 17 Oct 2011

BBC News - 'Occupy' is a response to economic permafrost: 17 Oct 2011

From a single hashtag, a protest circled the world 17 Oct 2011

The Fight for 'Real Democracy' at the Heart of Occupy Wall Street | Foreign Affairs 19 Oct 2011

Comprehensive lists of numbers at worldwide occupy now protests can be found at and

Wonderful framing of Occupy Wall Street movent by George Lakoff 19 Oct 2011

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world: 22 Oct 2011

Daily Mirror comes out in support of Occupy LSX. Great to see this tabloid regain its anti-establishment fire!! 29 Oct 2011

Andrew Rawnsley's magisterial assessment of the Occupy movement is a must read! 30 Oct 2011

Occupy London is a nursery for the mind | Madeleine Bunting 30 Oct 2011

The medieval, unaccountable Corporation of London is ripe for protest | George Monbiot 31 Oct 2011

Peter Tatchell. The is an economic dictatorship. Time for economic democracy. 2 Nov 2011

Occupy London has reached a turning point - why the protesters are going to win .
2 Nov 2011

Dreaming Genius: Occupy Until Victory. The Challenges of Occupy Wall Street. 3 Nov 2011

Ed Miliband: politicians must listen to the St Paul's Cathedral protesters 5 Nov 2011

City workers paid too much & wealth gap is too great - survey for St Paul's Cathedral Institute 7 Nov 2011

How the campaign against defunct economics is growing | David Boyle 7 Nov 2011

Occupy movement has increased press mentions of "income inequality" from 100 to 500 per week. 11 Nov 2011

How to prepare for economic Armageddon | David Boyle 14 Nov 2011

The new progressive age has begun". Jeffrey Sachs in the NYT. 14 Nov 2011

Arundhati Roy on the "enormity" of the US Occupy movement. "The struggle has reawakened our imagination" 18 Nov 2011

Quakers in Britain make a public declaration of support for #occupylondon 18 Nov 2011

he common good has become, to western politicians of both left and right, a completely alien concept. Peter Wilby. 2 Dec 2011

What rational banking could look like! 5 Dec 2011

Robert Fisk - the banking crisis, elite criminality and the dictatorships of the West: 10 Dec 2011

Enough of keeping calm and carrying on | Nick Cohen | The Observer 11 Dec 2011

Britain is ruled by the banks, for the banks 13 Dec 2011

Polly Toynbee on Cameron. "In my political lifetime, I have never seen a more callous or inept crew in charge" 31 Dec 2011

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