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Video of the Day: From the Old to the New Digggers

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Michel Bauwens
14th June 2013


Watch the video here:

This is from a talk from the Diggers 2012 group that have been inspired by the Gerald Winstanley and the original Diggers and have taken to reclaiming the land at Runnymede Park.

Some details about the New Diggers movement:

“We: peaceful people, declare our intention to go and cultivate the disused land of this island; to build dwellings and live together in common by the sweat of our brows.

We have one call: every person in this country and the world should have the right to live on the disused land, to grow food and to build a shelter. This right should apply whether you have money or not. We say that no country can be considered free, until this right is available to all.

With our current system in crisis we need a radically different way of growing our communities. We call on the government and all landowners to let those who are willing, make good use of the disused land. Land that is currently held from us by force. By our actions, we seek to show how we can live without destroying the planet or ourselves. Free from the yoke of debt and rent, our labors can be directed to the benefit of all. Though we may be oppressed for our actions, we will strive to remain peaceful. But we are committed to our cause and will not cease from our efforts until we have achieved our goal.”

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