Sunday, November 06, 2011

A safe, useful way to keep the Occupy movement evolving

In Vancouver and Victoria, it's clear the cities are going to shift the Occupy campers from their current venues.
And it's equally clear some of the people involved are going to be inclined to resist.
Before people start getting arrested, or hurt, and before anything ugly that distracts from the issues that prompted the whole effort in the first place, all involved - city and occupiers - should consider the proposals of Mr. Beer and Hockey here.
He has spent time in the Occupy Vancouver camp, and was there when the young woman died this weekend. As a "a peaceful, gradualist, Godwinian Anarchist" he has a proposal worth serious consideration. (And read more on his blog when you're there, if you're not familiar with it. He's a heck of a writer and an astute observer.)


Anonymous said...

It looks like the agent provocateurs have been dispatched to provide cover for the 1%.

Anonymous said...

from 'occupy dallas' - "Observers will be dispersed throughout the crowds with whistles. If an officer is seen acting inappropriately or in any way violating our rights, a whistle will be blown ordering our protesters to immediately sit on the ground quietly so the officer can be identified and his actions observed." -

Anonymous said...

Here is another take on the battle with the banks.
Check it today, Nov.7

DPL said...

We stopped using banks around twenty years ago. VanCity has been our choice and will remain our choice. The banks have shareholders but with the Credit Unions.

Anonymous said...

Occupy Denver Elects Leader

In response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with City and State officials, and drawing inspiration from the notion that corporations are people, Occupy Denver’s General Assembly has elected a leader: Shelby, a three year old Border Collie.

“Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion. Either Shelby is a person, or corporations aren’t people.”

[google "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" for context]

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

On Occupy Denver's new leader: that's more like it.