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  •  absolutely, and I think I read your article (0+ / 0-)

    when you posted it.

    honestly, I felt like we should be in dialogue with folks in neighborhoods that had massive levels of foreclosure and lots of vacant buildings, talking to the heads of churches, community leaders, etc., and coming up with proposals to relocate into those buildings. One kind of off-the-cuff attempt at that was tried in Oakland, but it wasn't planned very well. Such as step would need mainstream allies; it involves mainstreaming the movement, to some extent; getting the folks who don't want to sleep on concrete and get beat up by the cops involved. And it requires building trust with the people who live in the neighborhoods (you can't just march into somebody's neighborhood, however beleagured the neighborhood might be, and take up residence.)

    My experience was that Occupy didn't want to mainstream itself or find mainstream allies, except in the sense of getting allies to donate food, money, and occasional legal services. That might be too harsh a statement, I don't know.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:41:08 AM PST

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