We have lots in store this upcoming week!
Monday 20th - our local bishop is giving a talk on the ethics of capitalism and wealth creation at the university. Plan is for Occupy to meet at the Imperial at 6pm to head to it as a group. Great opportunity to grill a senior clergyman who's been outspoken against Occupy Exeter in the past.
Tuesday 21st February - General Assembly at the North Bridge Inn (which I thoroughly recommend as a chilled, relaxed and affordable place to drink that does wonderful mulled cider) at 6pm.
At 7, there'll be an event at Exeter central library about the cuts - particularly the
On Wednesday 22nd, we have the meeting of the outreach working group. Again, it'll be at the North Bridge Inn at 4pm. Lots of fun, mulled cider, and discussion for how to engage with the public.
Saturday 25th, there'll be a protest happening at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital starting at 10am. Here's what the Facebook event says about it:
We will be outside RDE to raise awareness of the alternatives to the public sector cuts, whilst at the same time telling the public what OUR governments plans for NHS reform are. Together the 99% can keep the NHS public, IT IS NOT FOR SALE!
****THIS IS PEACEFUL ACTIVISM AND IS DESIGNED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ISSUES AND TO SUPPORT THE WORKERS. IT WILL NOT RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE HOSPITAL FOR ANYBODY. IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE ABILITY OF THE WORKERS TO GET TO, OR COMPLETE THEIR, WORK *****
THIS WILL HAPPEN IN EXETER --I ENCOURAGE OCCUPATIONS ACROSS THE UK TO SUPPORT THEIR LOCAL HOSPITAL
Full details will be released in the weeks running up to the action. but here is a basic outline
Arrive at the hospital at 10am. We will be in a visual but (as much as possible) a non intrusive location at RDE. Throughout the day there will be leaflets and information distributedThere will also be special visits during the day from dressed up campers with a great message. All public sector workers will get a free hug on there way into or out of work as a thank you for the hard work they put in.Other things will take place throughout the day, but this is not a shouty protest...more like the best info stand you have ever seen.
Make sure to bring a banner or two!