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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:44 AM
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Occupy Wall Street, Beyond Encampments
We write this letter as participants in the movements, and as an invitation to a conversation. We hope to raise questions about how we continue to deepen and transform the new social relationships and processes we have begun to open the discussion towards a common horizon.

The evictions and threats to the physical occupations in the United States have again raised the question of the future of the movement. The question isnt whether the movement has a future, but what sort of future it will be. For example, should our energy be focused on finding new spaces to occupy and create encampments? Should we be focused more in our local neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces? Is there a way to occupy public space with horizontal assemblies, yet also focus locally and concretely?

A look at the recent history of a movement similar to Occupythe Spanish indignados or May 15 movementcan shed some light on the opportunities and urgency of this new phase. It is a moment that we see as a potential turning point, and one with incredible possibilities.


More at the link - http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/occupy-wall-street-beyond-encampments

I really like this idea. Especially the bits about how as the movement in Spain grows, it's becoming possible for communities to be self-sufficient.

I don't think many people really know how much Spain's movement has inspired Occupy.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:56 AM
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1. #Occupied school building NYC, pics and recorded video
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