Monday, December 26, 2011

What a week!

Occupy Exeter has been keeping itself warm and busy by doing a huge amount of events and direct action: subversive carol singing, a human Christmas decoration, the introduction of OE's own superhero General Assembly, and a well-earned Christmas dinner.

We even celebrated the winter solstice on the 21st, which sparked one hell of a Facebook argument! On a brighter note, word on the street is we now have an image projector (the best present an occupation could ever ask for, thanks whoever brought it!) and we can now show the Occupy Bat Signal!

Further afield, we have the third Occupy national conference taking place in Sheffield in late January and an international conference in Brussels (with simultaneous ones happening in Athens, Madrid and a few other cities) in March. The 1% better worry; things are getting organised! Out of the recent conference in Edinburgh, a plethora of ideas and experiences were shared and a few documents drafted as potential joint-statements.

National working groups with the purpose of keeping communications between occupations open permanently with a constant sharing of ideas and experiences have formed.

What a year this has been for Occupy and its related movements. Let's see what 2012 holds for us.

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