Occupy London is a peaceful grassroots movement that is dissatisfied with the current political and economic systems in Canada and around the world. We are an independent branch of, and endorse, the same values and philosophy as the Occupy Wall Street movement. We have mobilized to find solutions to the difficulties we face in our society today.
Occupy London stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and the European Indignants movements. We seek and work to create major change to our economic systems which are destroying our businesses, social liberties, and environment. We are, through entirely non-violent means, sending a message to the financial sector worldwide that banks exist to serve us, not the other way around, and that the practices of speculation and fractional reserve banking have created a massive inequality and are no longer valid systems.
We believe that current monetary policies enacted through globalization and privatization are unacceptably harming the majority, and that monetary policy should be created to help these very people. Our target is to change these systems to help the 99% of the population, instead of just the 1% that they currently benefit.
Everyone is encouraged to join the movement, this movement affects us all.
Who are we?
We are citizens, professionals, students, activists, parents, unemployed workers, teachers, professors, voters, business owners, and the underrepresented of the 99%. We are interested in separating money from politics and improving the country’s infrastructure to fix healthcare, education, environment and the economy.
Together we can shift power away from the top 1% to be inclusive of all people.
We have held numerous rallies and have been featured in the local paper. In August three of us were charged with disorderly conduct for chalking in our small town of Newport. This case is pending. This was covered by Fox 44 from Burlington (not sympathetically) as well as making the front page of the local newspaper. In July we held a Freecycle in Newport and on Sunday we held a free Community Picnic and Speakout.We are working to get a community bulletin board in our town. We participated with Occupy Central Vermont in poetry readings before the show at Bread and Puppet in Glover Vermont. There aren't very many of us. This is a small and very conservative area.