Celebrating the 365th year anniversary of the original Putney Debates, 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 27 October and 11 November 2012, and the venue for some events will be St. Mary’s Church in Putney where the Debates started on 28 October 1647.
Contributors include Richard Wilkinson (The Spirit Level), Natalie Bennett (new Leader of the Green Party), Michael Mansfield QC, George Monbiot, Polly Higgins, Jeremy Leggett, John McDonnell MP, Halina Ward, Professor Conor Gearty, Annette Zera, Joseph Choonara, Hilary Koob-Sassen, and many other writers, theorists, artists, and activists.
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.
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*The World Turned Upside Down. Christopher Hill 1991