Celebrate 360 years of The Diggers on 1 April

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Celebrate 360 years of The Diggers on 1 April
« on: March 01, 2009, 11:27:47 AM »
On 1 April 1649 Gerrard Winstanley led a group of men guerrilla gardening on St George's hill in Surrey, planting vegetables on common land. They were The Diggers. And they've inspired all sorts of activists ever since.

This year is the 360th anniversary.

You can celebrate this in a couple of ways.

1. Go to the Financial Fools Day party in the City of London. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are marching on the financial capital. One, the Black horse, is marching "against land enclosures and borders in honour of the 360th full circle anniversary of the Diggers" from Cannon Street station at 11am.
More details here and in the posting below. I'll be there distributing sunflower seeds.
And a Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=53674491031#/event.php?eid=81142714368

2. Go to St George's Hill in the evening for a walk around the various locations where The Diggers made their mark. I'll be leading this, please RSVP to richard@guerrillagardening.org so I know how many to expect and make plans accordingly.
Meet at Weybridge Railway station at 8pm (Trains take half an hour direct from London Waterloo I'll be on the 7.20pm).


G20 Meltdown April 1st 2009
Come to London?s biggest ever street party!

On Financial Fools Day, The City of London will form the backdrop for
the biggest mobilisation of the people since more than a million
marched against the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Thousands and tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets to
coincide with the G20 summit of world leaders who are flying into
London. The same bastards who got us into this mess are trying to pull
the biggest April Fools trick in history ? to pretend that the global
economic meltdown can be fixed and they are the ones best qualified to
do the fixing. To get away with this effrontery, these bankers will do
all they can to mask themselves with the charisma of Barack Obama, due
to arrive here that morning. We?re not fooled.

We have global economic and environmental meltdown. We have home
repossessions and unemployment spiraling out of control. We have
unjust wars. And for what? Presidents and premiers are plotting to
shore up the tottering capitalist system to ensure business as usual
and wealth creation for the few, at the expense of the many.
That's why a lot of angry people, hardworking taxpayers, activists,
pensioners, the unemployed, people who've lost their homes and
savings, small business and shop workers, and all manner of victims of
the economic collapse are joining forces in new and powerful
coalitions to express their rage. On Financial Fool's Day, we will
take our protest to the belly of the beast: the Bank of England in
London's financial square mile.

April Fools Day is hereby declared a public holiday!

On 1st April at 11 a.m. parades will join up at four railway stations
around the edge of the square mile ? Liverpool St, London Bridge,
Cannon St and Moorgate ? and snake their way though the City to
converge at the Bank of England for 12 noon.

Each procession will be headed by one of the Four Horsefolk of the
Apocalypse, commanding their forces against
       1) Climate chaos (Green horse, Liverpool St),
       2) War (Red horse, Moorgate),
       3) Job/savings/pensions losses  (Silver horse, London Bridge) and
       4) Home repossessions (Black horse, Cannon Street).

G20 Meltdown calls for as many people as possible to join us for
Banquet at the Bank, bring food, fun and games to share ? a very rare
delicacy will be served, bankers brains! If you want to Eat the
Bankers join the Silver horse in a zombie block!

The Trial of Capitalism, for crimes against the planet ? send?em to
the gallows, politicians, war criminals and bankers hanging from every
lamppost! If you want to press the charges for war crimes join the Red

The Rainforest arrives in the City, Giant anacondas up the pillars,
macaws shitting on the statues, polar bears on melting icebergs. Join
the Green horse in animal mask or bring greenery for gorilla invasion
of the urban jungle!

The World Turns Full Circle, The 360th anniversary of the Diggers,
English Revolutionaries for the Earth, a ?Common Treasury for All?.
Join the Black horse with diggers? spades to celebrate!

Can we overthrow this corrupt and despised government? Yes, we can!
Can we live sustainably and avert climate chaos? Yes, we can!
Can we defy the database police state and restore our ancient
freedoms? Yes, we can!
Can we make capitalism history? Yes, we can!

« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 08:59:20 AM by Richard _001 »

Re: Celebrate 360 years of The Diggers on 1 April
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2022, 07:45:28 PM »
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