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  •  This is great but I'd still like to see a big (5+ / 0-)

    Occupy March on Washington and Wall Street this Spring and Summer. The benefit of the huge gatherings is that more people in the general public hear about it, no matter how much the media tries to marginalize it.

    And the more people that know that Occupy is up and running, the more people will join. Acts of very high visibility are crucial to the growth of the movement. And we need as many active people as possible to overcome the police and political repression tactics.  

    If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On".

    by Oaktown Girl on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:37:14 AM PST

    •  the problem is that, to the extent occupy (0+ / 0-)

      has a point now, its about appropriating public space for private purposes and vandalism.  It's fallen into a script, and merely reiterating prior actions won't change that.  stuff like rolling jubilee, as silly as I think it is, is creative and breaks out of that script, which is the better way ahead.  Occupy could do more marches, throw more buckets of feces at banks, etc, but that won't have any positive effect.

    •  I think you're right. Don't give up b/c of (2+ / 0-)
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      Oaktown Girl, CuriousBoston

      naysayers. Protests and marches are only part of any strategy; doesn't mean they shouldn't be done.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:54:30 PM PST

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