Welcome

Visit the 2014 Programme page on this website for more information on events and speakers…
After the ongoing Occupy Democracy protests at Parliament Square, ending on October 26th, Occupy London will continue to push for real democracy with The New Putney Debates. It will overturn discredited narratives of the political mainstream, and examine democratic pathways to social, economic and ecological justice. The New Putney Debates takes place in accessible London locations. The events benefit from wide practical support, including Friend’s House at Euston, Trades Unions, Charities and Colleges.
Entry is free, with crowd funding and voluntary collections to cover costs.

The venue for some events will be St. Mary’s Church in Putney where the Debates started on 28 October 1647.

To find out more about the original Putney Debates (1647) listen to this excellent radio programme.

 

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13 thoughts on “Welcome

  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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