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Occupy London is holding a series of events inspired by the Levellers’ and Diggers’ demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land.

The programme of events is scheduled between Friday 24th October and Sunday 9th November 2014, and the venue for some events will be St. Mary’s Church in Putney where the Debates started on 28 October 1647.

Throughout the New Putney Debates there will be an emphasis on public participation, in the spirit of 1647, when it was said that England was “A Nation of Prophets”.*

To find out more about the Putney Debates listen to this excellent radio programme.

Please share this invitation!

*The World Turned Upside Down. Christopher Hill 1991

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12 comments

  1. A real turn up for the books! All participants in this debate should see if they can get access to Christopher Hill’s ‘Puritanism and Revolution’ (republished by Penguin 1984) for probably the best historical examination of the background of the original Debates, and in order to make a proper comparison with what is happening in out own era!

  2. Great initiative. The Diggers and Levellers inherited a long tradition of dissent that went back deep into the middle ages and intensified almost a hundred years before 1649 when some of the first really anti capitalist and anti money lending tracts and poems were written.

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