there is alot of celebrating going on that Occupy has failed to achive change,
i want to adress this miss conception.
the reason to piecefully physically occupy spaces and parks and lands around america, were NOT just to occupy a space.
it was to show intent, it was to show a pieceful self assembly of the people by the people would create a forum for debate and inclusion in decition
making. it was to form bonds and aligences between people who beleive that the world can be better.
it was to spread a method of inclusion in society and politics and the direction that the people decide is where THEY wanted to go.
in Occupy wall st a new way of being INCLUDED in change, being a part of change, with a system that expresses ALL are equal, and ALL can make a
the idea that a pieceful self assembly of the people enshirined in the constitution was in effect to occupy,
the idea that a redress of greviences would follow that self assembly
when a co-ordinated federal responce was leveled at OWS, the right to piecefully assemble and the right to redress was challenged with force, by a
the interesting thing is, that self assembly by the people for the people in many many states across the nation, being disrupted by the federal
govenment has broken a law.
when people hear that they are equal and not judged on the amount of money they have, it feels democractic to them, and they like it.
when people have a say in what needs to be done and how to achive that aim, they like it.
people think that because most encampments have been evicted that there is no more injustice,
OWS and all groups like it have brought together one thought,
why arent we all equal and what would it look like if we were.
1. provide a system where pieceful protest is possable
2. provide a system where every person is equal
3. provide a forum and debate system where ALL may speak
4. provide a community where ALL (pieceful) people are included
5. provide a mecanism for the collection of grevences and remedies by ALL
6. provide a voice for the self assembled people
what has this inclusive system accomplished?
1. the ability to work together for a better world for all
2. the ability to orginize (at the social level) democracy between groups
3. the ability to help others that are in the same position and offer support
4. the ability for an individual to engage and support others in life
5. education of topics and economics and systems used against the 99%
6. a co-ordinated contry wide effort to bring about a better world
7. draft legislation created for the people
8. a shift in debate at the presidential level
9. closer scutiny of representitives and insider trading and corruption
10. recognition of the nature of banks and wall street in politics
With encampments being closed across the country it is important to remember the end goal is not to occupy public space, it is to end
corporate rule. We seek to replace the rule of money with the rule of people. Occupying is a tactic but the grand strategy of the Occupy Movement is
to weaken the pillars that hold the corporate-government in place by educating, organizing and mobilizing people into an independent political
The occupations of public space have already done a great deal to lift the veil of lies. People are now more aware than ever that the wealth divide
is caused by a rigged economic system of crony capitalism and that we can create a fair economy that works for all Americans. We are also aware that
many of our fellow citizens are ready to take action – extreme action of sleeping outside in the cold in a public park. And, we also now know that
we have the power to shift the debate and force the economic and political elites to listen to us. In just a few months we have made a difference.
Occupying public space involves a lot of resources and energy that could be spent educating, organizing and mobilizing people in much greater numbers.
There is a lot to do to end corporate rule and the challenges of occupying public space can divert our attention and resources from other
responsibilities we have as a movement.
the graffic crack downs on the occupy movement at a federal level shows there is something that govenemnts around the world fear,
the govenment fears an orginized, educated people self assembling to make things better, this is what OWS has already achived, and in only three and
a half months.
can you imagine that the police and federal agencies have only made the orginized more determined, and the apathetic more supportive.
in the short term,
What to do next? The Occupy Movement needs to bring participatory democracy to communities. Occupiers should develop an aggressive organizing
plan for their city. Divide the city and appoint people to be responsible for different areas of the city. Depending on how many people you have
make these areas as small as possible. Develop plans for house-to-house campaigns where you knock on doors, provide literature, ask what you can do
to make their lives better. Do they need snow removed? Clothes? If so, get the occupy team to fulfill their needs, find used clothes, clean their
yard – whatever you can do to help. This shows community and builds relationships.
and longer term,
Plan public General Assemblies in communities across the city. Teach people the General Assembly process, the hand signals, how to stack
speakers, how to listen and reach consensus. Learn the local issues. Solve local problems. Again, build a community that works together to solve
Let people know about the National Occupation of Washington DC (NOW DC), the American Spring beginning on March 30th. Organize people to come, share
rides, hire buses, walk, ride a bike – get people to the nation’s capital to show the united force of the people against the rule of money. This
will be an opportunity to display our solidarity and demand that the people, not money, rule.
so occupiers have gainned the worlds attension, we are watching now and support the pieceful nature of your cause, and the support is world wide.
what is needed now is only good weather and good will.
the message is now being filtered throughout the comunity,
there is a better future than letting the banks bankrupt you
you are the future make it yours.