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Tomorrow is the first day of spring. I had it in my head that it is the perfect day for the Occupiers to take the Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action to their friends and families, use…Continue
Keep in mind that the participants in the Tea Party hold some ideas identical to the Occupiers. A movement of the progressive center ackowledges that not everyone will agree on everything, but we all…Continue
The Occupy movement is at a crossroads. Spring arrives in a few days. All winter, various factions and clusters have been working on projects. The wheels have been turning. Ideas have been batted about. There have been a few actions, a few incidents. Personally, I have fallen into a number of rabbit holes, each extraordinary and promising. However, we are where we were on 8 November 2012 when I wrote the Proposed Petition for Redress and Pledge of Action. (…Continue
I have spent some time looking over bits and pieces of the Occupy movement, a scan, if you will, of our present state. We remain encamped, only now the places are in the cloud. The feeling is inescapable that so much energy is being wasted treading water. I see references to actions here and there. Things are being done. People are talking. Plans are being laid. And there remains no forward momentum. The ride has stopped.
I see calls to greater action, coordinated action, mass…
I spent so much time from the ages of 11 or 12 to 33 researching, exploring, watching, feeling, teaching political change movements, embracing not swallowing. I have stretched the gates a bit at the start and end. Not by much. The Vietnam protests were winding down at the beginning and I was representing Act Up protesters and staying up late with dying friends when that part of my life ended. There they are. Two seriously American bookends for the 20 plus years reading, great piles of books…Continue