Occupy Dame Street is now 4 weeks old! To celebrate ODS held a birthday party at which a stream of musicians and passers by joined in over the course of the day and evening. The video also contains an interview with Kevin, who spoke rousingly on day one, about his hopes for the future of Occupy Dame Street.
The General Assembly of the Occupy movement worldwide is a key part of its structure. It is open to all members of the public to participate. And whilst this is an admirable attempt at inclusion and open democracy it is not without its problems.
At this assembly on the 28 Oct a proposal was made to enter into an alliance with the Enough is Enough campaign which is working against the austerity measures of the Irish Government. The government measures have hit grassroots groups particularly hard. Concerns were expressed though by members of Occupy Dame Street that Enough is Enough was a 'front' for the Socialist Workers Party an active political party in the Dublin region. These claims were rejected by the Enough is Enough campaign. The video shows some of the exchanges during the meeting.