New Putney Debates

To be held at various venues in Central London and Putney

full program and further information available:

Establishing an Economic System that protects the Commons

Wednesday, 24th October, 9am to 4.30pm

School of Economic Science,
11 Mandeville Place London W1U 3AJ

This is part of the second series of James Quilligan seminars on commoning.

A charge is being made for this all day event to cover the cost of the venue and a contribution to James Quilligan's travel expenses from the US: 
£20 (£15 concessions), including lunch and teas/coffees

What are the key economic issues of the day? And what are the practical policy outcomes we need?  Come and take part if you wish to learn or feel you can contribute to the debate.

Organised by the Coalition for Economic Justice, involving Occupy EWG and the Critical Thinking project



October 24th at the The School of Economic Science

convened by John Lipetz of the Coalition for Economic Justice

James Quilligan sets the scene and indicates purpose and direction 

9.00am Registration


[5mins] Chair: John Lipetz – Opening remarks

[20-25min] Introduction by James Quilligan setting out the parameters/principles to be considered by the three break-out sessions on Taxation; Banks and Financial Services;  Money supply and Interest rates.

[30-35 mins] Questions and discussion setting out the basis for the break-out sessions. 

10.30am Coffee/tea break

11.00am to 1.00pm Three Break-out sessions:

 1. Applying the principles of taxation to establish a just system, in short and longer term. 
Chair Tony Vickers:  Ed Randall [10]  David Triggs [10]   Dave Wetzel [10]

 2. Ensuring banks and financial systems serve society effectively.
Chair: Peter Challen:   Greg Fisher [15]  Claudius van Wyk [10]

 3. Money Supply and Interest Rates designed to meet people’s needs
Chair David Dewhurst:   Ben Dyson [10]  Clive Menzies [10]  Sesto Castagnoli [10]

1.00pm  lunch break

2.00pm  Break-out sessions to finalise their conclusions.

2.30pm  Report back by each break-out group and discussion

3.30pm Coffee/tea break

4.00pm  James Quilligan to sum up setting out the potential for future action 

4.30pm Close

Occupy Tour of the City this Saturday

Occupy London Tours presents...

'A Local History of Global Capitalism (in under two hours...)'

Saturday 7th July, 2pm

The City of London is the smallest city in England - but the most influential. Join Occupy London Tours for an entertaining and informative walk, presenting an alternative history of the Square Mile.

"Fascinating. These tours certainly fixed my interest" - Bob Diamond

Meet on the steps of St Paul's at 2pm - look out for the tour guide with the umbrella. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter: @occupytours

Holding the City to Account

with Greg Palast and Brian Basham

28th June 6pm till 8:30pm

St Mary's Church, Newington, Elephant and Castle, SE1 (nearest tube Kennington)

Investigative reporter, journalist and best-selling author Greg Palast will join us from the United States to share his strident views of corporate exploitation and corruption. A renowned investigative journalist and author of Vultures' Picnic, Greg has reported on some of the most infamous corporate malfeasance of our time, often in UK media outlets including the BBC and The Observer. Further details of his illustrious career can be found here:

Greg will be joined by Brian Basham veteran financial PR, former journalist and current chairman of research house Equity Development. Brian first came to prominence as a straight-talking PR adviser in the 1980's when takeovers and corporate conflict dominated the headlines. With stints at the Daily Telegraph and The Times prior to founding his own agency Broad Street Group, he brings first hand insight into what happens when the corporate, financial and media worlds collide.

The debate will get underway at 6:30pm and will be followed by drinks.

Please do confirm  your attendance by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the earliest opportunity.