5 Jun 2012

Occupy Faith: Pilgrimage for Justice: Thursday 7th June over 2 weeks

"This summer, a group of concerned citizens from all walks of life will come together to recreate a modern version of an ancient journey in the hope of building a more equitable future.

A two week long walk from London to Canterbury will culminate in a conference on social, economic and environmental justice.

Events held along the route will explore how local communities, faith communities, cooperatives, social organisations and individuals can identify common concerns and work together, reinventing the idea of civil society – the commons – as a potent force for social change.

The Pilgrimage for Justice will be a highly visible statement of people’s determination to see a better, fairer society – and it will also provide a focus for exploring what that kind of society might look like, and the policy changes to propose for getting there."

For more info (including route): visit the Occupy Faith website

WIN at Alternative Rio - London Sun June 17th 2012

"We will not achieve environmental justice without a fundamental shift in values”
-Values Session at Alternative Conference for Rio Summit

Date: Sunday June 17th 2012
Time:  2:30 - 3:45 PM Venue:  Institute of Education, Thornhaugh Street of Russell Square (Russell Square Tube) 

Speakers:    Muzammal Hussain, Wisdom in Nature
                  Tony Emerson, Christian Ecology Link 
                  Richard Hawkins, Public Interest Research Centre 
For more info about the conference (and to register a place), visit

Early confirmed speakers for the conference as a whole include:
John McDonnell MP (Labour), Jean Lambert MEP (Green Party), Deborah Doane (World Development Movement),  Jeremy Leggett (Solar Century), Jenny Jones(Green AM & Mayoral candidate), Aniol Esteban (New Economics Foundation), Derek Wall (Green Party/Green Left),  John Stewart (chair Airport WatchHACAN etc)Stephen Tindale (ex-Director, Greenpeace), Oliver Tickell (author Kyoto 2), Mayer Hillman, Mel Evans (Platform), Prof Peter Mollinga (SOAS), Hannah Smith (COIN &Refugee & Migrant Climate Forum), Keith Taylor MEP (Green Party), Deepak Rughani (Biofuelwatch), Murad Qureshi (GLA & Bangladeshi community), John Lanchberry (RSPB), Rich Hawkins (PIRC), David Powell (Economics Campaigne,Friends of the Earth), George Barda (Occupy LSX), Centre for Alternative TechnologyAction AidNative Spirit FoundationUK Tar Sands Network,  David Wasdell (Meridian Project), Andrew Lockley & Tim Kruger (on geoengineering), John Maclaverty (GROW Campaign, Oxfam), Suzanne Jeffrey (CCC Trade Union Group), Debi Wagner (US Citizens Aviation Watch via skype), Chris Baugh (assistant General Sec Public  & Commercial Services Union), Peter Challenor  (National Oceanography Centre), Danny Chivers, Chris Church (Low Carbon Communites), Speaker from the Eradicating Ecocide Campaign, Gerry Wolfe (TREC-power from the deserts), Muzammal Hussain (Wisdom in Nature), Susan Roaf & Fergus Nichol (on built environment), Terry Reintke (co-spokesperson FYEG- Federation Young Euro- Greens), Melanie Strickland (Wild Law, Occupy), Ian Mason (Wild Law), Daniel Scharfe (Greenspeed), Tony Emerson, Christian Ecology Link, Emma Biermann (, Neva Frecheville (WWF), Dan Plesch (Director, Department of International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS), Harald Heubaum (CISD, CEPES, SOAS)… and many more invited.