Occupy

Anarchists who helped kill Occupy worry anti-Trump activists

  • Posted on: 7 February 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Chronicle - by Kevin Fagan and Michael Bodley

As Kathy Lipscomb watched TV newscasts of “black bloc” anarchists smashing windows at a UC Berkeley protest, the former organizer of Occupy demonstrations was obsessed by two thoughts.

The first, she said, was: “Oh no, not again.” The second: “We can’t let them help ruin things this time.”

France’s ‘Nuit Debout’ movement & anarchist critiques of direct democracy (+related news)

  • Posted on: 24 April 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Rable.org.uk and other sources at end

The wave of rebellion unleashed in France in response to the El-Khomri labour law has been impressive. The fighting spirit and political acuity shown by many of those blockading their colleges, blocking the railway lines, looting supermarkets and distributing the goods, attacking police stations, and disseminating tracts against work itself is beautiful. But since 31st March, a new, friendlier-looking trend has emerged alongside the riots. On that night, people responded to a call for a ‘Nuit Debout’ (night on your feet) to occupy something after the day’s demos. In Paris it led to a large and continuous occupation of Place de la Republique. People had discussions, partied, and even prevented the eviction of Stalingrad migrant camp (note: the camp at Stalingrad is populated by several hundred refugees, many of whom have fled police harassment and eviction in Calais, and it & other migrant squats in the city have has been evicted at least 18 times(!) since last June). The occupations grew in size and spread rapidly over France and into Belgium and Spain.

Occupy: Democracy versus Autonomy

  • Posted on: 20 April 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The story goes that the very first gathering of Occupy Wall Street began as an old-fashioned top-down rally with speakers droning on—until a Greek student (and perhaps—an anarchist?) interrupted it and demanded that they hold a proper horizontal assembly instead. She and some of the youngsters in attendance sat down in a circle on the other side of the plaza and began holding a meeting using consensus process. One by one, people trickled over from the audience that had been listening to speakers and joined the circle. It was August 2, 2011.

TFSRadio: Foreclosure Defense Group: Brooke's reflections on strategy & organizing around Occupy Oakland

  • Posted on: 14 December 2015
  • By: Bursts
https://foreclosuredefensegroup.wordpress.com/

Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on December 14th, 2015 through December 20th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.

The Spiral Dance and the Commune: Reflections on the Anniversary of the Eviction of Occupy

  • Posted on: 12 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From counterapparatus

The Powers that be had met and decided that this was no longer tolerable: everywhere the commune was irrupting and this experiment in urban autonomy spreading, in Oakland and New York, Portland and Seattle, in towns small and large. So calls were made and reasons were marshaled, the general command would be articulated through a local idiom, to shroud the unity of the operation.

Whoever Is Elected, Let The Riot Never Stop

  • Posted on: 6 May 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

No matter who is elected, we must never stop rioting. Even if every most promising progressive gets elected or every most disconcerting conservative gets elected, we must set the streets on fire. The argument about voting or not voting is useless. Anarchists have historically focused their efforts on direct action or direct democracy and progressive reforms have only redirected revolutionary potential into institutional squabbles. Let this year be the year that the riots started and never stopped.

Why We Don’t Make Demands

  • Posted on: 6 May 2015
  • By: worker

From Crimethinc

From Occupy to Ferguson, whenever a new grassroots movement arises, pundits charge that it lacks clear demands. Why won’t protesters summarize their goals as a coherent program? Why aren’t there representatives who can negotiate with the authorities to advance a concrete agenda through institutional channels? Why can’t these movements express themselves in familiar language, with proper etiquette?

Solidarity Means Tabarnak! Quebec Students Strike Against Capitalism

  • Posted on: 11 April 2015
  • By: stimulator

To watch this video go to - http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2015/04/11/solidarity-means-tabarnak-q...

This week we look at the student led mobilizations that have rocked the streets of Montreal and Quebec City. From large scale marches, to occupations of university buildings to direct actions, the spring 2015 coalition has re-energized radical organizing in so called Quebec.

Burning Dwelling Thinking

  • Posted on: 1 March 2015
  • By: rocinante

From Mute by Alberto Toscano, originally published on 13 January 2015

After the Insurrection that was to come The Invisible Committee’s À nos amis assesses the defeats and 'permanent catastrophe' which never stopped. Alberto Toscano’s extended review, ahead of the book’s English translation, seeks points of agreement among the peaks and pitfalls of a relentless metaphysical attack on network power

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