Archive | January, 2012

A responsible Occupation?…the fun and hard work of Pittsburgh’s WG’s


On Jan 21, 2012, Occupy sites around the US and the world demonstrated in solidarity with members of the 99%.  They spoke out against the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, Citizens United, which gave corporations the rights of “Free Speech”… code for unlimited corporate contributions for political elections and favor mongering.  A blogger named Kevin, […]

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Encounter with a new kind of “bag lady”


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A homeless and a businessman meet in the Corporations WG


This message was posted to the internal mailing list of Occupy London. We republish it with the permission of the author. The Press [Working Group of Occupy London], by its nature, has to be at the centre of all the things going on so that they can get it out there. I am blown away […]

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Occupy Is an Invitation


Occupy Is an Invitation a poem by Occupy supporter, Toni Spencer   It’s 3.43 in the morning and I can’t sleep… I am woken by a Mic check [Mic check] “This is just the beginning. Occupy is a process” Mic check [Mic check] “Slow it down, the issues of our times are urgent. Slow it […]

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Civic Distress Calls for Deep Deliberations and the Commons


Here in the U.S., many are already sick to death of the Presidential campaign.  Sadly, our national politics boil down to not much more than lining-up favors and cash for the next election.  The only thing good about the whole spiel is the comedy routines… but one cannot survive on comedy alone. The United States […]

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Making Worlds: An OWS Forum on the Commons


This is an announcement re-posted from the Making Worlds wiki.   Making Worlds: An OWS Forum on the Commons February 16-18, 2012 An Invitation The Occupy movement is entering a new phase, one in which many of us feel the need of combining a renewed engagement with direct actions and mobilizations with a deep reflection on […]

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An inspiring plan of action for broadening the social base of the movement


An intriguing suggestion was published in the blog of  Tina Louise, a supporter of Occupy London, which, if it was taken up, could have significant impact of broadening the social base of the movement and reach more of the 99%. Its significance is amplified by the the fact that it was posted at a time when […]

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A Movement Without Demands?


Re-published from possible-futures.org, Tuesday 3 January 2012. By Marco Deseriis and Jodi Dean The question of demands infused the initial weeks and months of Occupy Wall Street with the endless opening of desire. Nearly unbearable, the absence of demands concentrated interest, fear, expectation, and hope in the movement. What did they want? What could they want? Commentators have […]

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Grow, Deepen, Build, Liberate and Fight!


An article by Yotam Marom speaks not only for OWS although Yotam was clearly inspired by that. He has a message relevant for the whole of the Occupy movement. He summarised his message to the movement of how to stay powerful, create solid foundations and expand in 5 words: Grow, Deepen,  Build, Liberate and Fight. The quotes in […]

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12 Reasons You’ll Be Hearing More About the Commons in 2012


“We” power stands at the convergence of economic and cultural trends This is a blog by Jay Walljasper, published in On The Commons, on January  4, 2012. 1. The Commons is Essential to Our Health, Security & Survival The commons comprises valuable assets that belong to all of us. This includes clean air and fresh water; national […]

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