Tag: activism

Where Do We Go From Here?

Story by Pete Shaw Judging from Facebook on the morning after the recent elections, it seems there are two very important things that need taking. One is that the proposed wisdom that we were watching the destruction of the Republican Party turned out to be false. Instead, it is the Democrats who have imploded, or…

A Legend in Our Midst: Brian Wilson Speaks to Occupy

by Lauren Paulson The dining room of St. Francis was not filled to capacity on May 9, 2012. It should have been. A true legend spoke to a mixed group of about 60 Occupiers on a hopeful Spring evening. He is S. Brian Willson. His audience comfortably circled around him as he perched on a…

An Open Letter to the Reformists Within Occupy Portland

David “Däv” O’Bryant “The notion of “policy” presumes a state or governing apparatus which imposes its will on others. ‘Policy’ is the negation of politics; policy is by definition something concocted by some form of elite, which presumes it knows better than others how their affairs are to be conducted. By participating in policy debates,…

The Four Legs of Activism

By Michael Schultz The first leg of activism is knowledge. It is important to look squarely at the issues of the day without illusion. As a good friend of mine is fond of saying, the core of activism is “between your ears”. Critical analysis of the world is the first step toward understanding what is…

Occupier Media Roundup for January 13th — 15th

Here’s what The Occupier thinks you should be reading: The 1 Percent Paint a More Nuanced Portrait of the Rich – NYTimes.com Bank of America ATM — Social Design Notes Article: An Oral History of Occupy Wall Street | Politics | Vanity Fair

Elsewhere in Occupy for December 11th through December 13th

Here’s what The Occupier thinks you should be reading: How Goldman Sachs and Other Companies Exploit Port Truck Drivers — Occupy Protesters Plan to Shut Down West Coast Ports in Protest | Economy | AlterNet – December 12th Shutdown of the Port of Oakland in Photos | Excremental Virtue – Daily Occupations Report Dec. 9,…