Occupy London’s School of Hard Knocks

Occupy London’s School of Hard Knocks

This is cool! London rocks.

Today, for instance, celebrated Spanish sociologist and Berkeley professor Manuel Castells stopped by at the square to talk about how networking and organization shape society. (Castells gave a lecture series at the University of Cambridge the past week.) “What we have at the moment is democracy, but a restrained form of democracy – and the political class has an interest in maintaining the rules of the game,” Castells told the crowd, according to Occupy London’s Twitter feed.

Sociologists from the University of London and the University of Roehampton and representatives from several nongovernmental organizations on climate change are booked later this month.