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Response to starroute (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. "Occupy" didn't just appear out of thin air,

folks have been protesting a long time, worldwide, against capital in various ways. Civil rights movement, Haymarket are the most obvious in this country ... many international examples as well.

I think what we have now is a group of activists leading behind the scenes (particularly in NY) who are being very careful given the Patriot Act et al. I think they have been absolutely brilliant with their "leaderless organization" approach.

I love this: "occupy encampments are vibrant communal spaces where people can come together to solve problems and demonstrate a model for the world as they want it to be. By sharing and exchanging strategies, experiences and skills and then publishing them online to make them available to the rest of world the Occupy movement can continue to not just demand change, but provide strong alternatives for a more equitable society"

And not just exchange amongst Occupy USA ... capital is global so resistance will have to organize internationally as well. Europeans see that and immediately started putting up "occupy" signs when OWS started. They were doing that to show their solidarity and willingness to work together. I think we need to take them up on that.

Thanks for your OP.

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