Tag: strategy

Reform vs. Revolution Within Occupy

This article is one of two companion pieces on The Occupier, discussing the larger strategic questions of the Occupation movement. The entirety of Occupation strategy is not reducible to these two points of view, but we hope these will start a discussion in two different, non-symmetric veins about “big picture” issues. By Shamus Cooke Many…

Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations

by Lester Macgurdy The Portland Occupation stumbled upon a tactical innovation regarding occupying public spaces. This evolution in tactics was spontaneous, and went unreported in the media. On December 3rd, we took a park and were driven out of it by riot police; that much made the news. What the media didn’t report is that…

Elsewhere in Occupy for December 8th through December 10th

Here’s what The Occupier thinks you should be reading: Daily Occupations Report Dec. 9, 2011 | Free Speech TV – Occupy vs. Big Labor – Occupy Wall Street – Salon.com – The Foot Cavalry of the 99 Percent » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names – VIDEO: OWS Occupies Movie-Set Replica Of Itself, for…

Day of Action

Welcome to a day of action for Occupy Portland! Here’s what’s going on today. First and foremost, The Occupier will have a live blog going all night long, which you can follow here. Our Twitter account, @PDXoccupier, will also be filtering and reporting the most current, confirmed information from many sources, and you can trust…

Cultural Innovation

The struggle between tradition and innovation, which is the principle of internal cultural development in historical societies, can be carried on only through the permanent victory of innovation. Yet cultural innovation is carried by nothing other than the total historical movement which, by becoming conscious of its totality, tends to supersede its own cultural presuppositions…

Question Time: What’s Next?

In a new series, we’re going to ask “persons on the street” questions to various people at the Portland Occupation. “Recently, there’s been a lot of debate about what the Portland Occupation should do next. If it were up to you to decide alone, what should the Occupation do next?” “The city should open up…