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Weekly Marches on Wall St Presents: Capture the Flag

Posted 6 years ago on April 19, 2012, 4:25 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Every Friday until May 1st, Occupy Wall Street is practicing various march tactics and formations in preparation for General Strike on May 1st.

These weekly marches are intended to be a low-risk activity carried out in a creative way to make it to the NYSE, where we counter the closing bell with the “People’s Gong.”

This week, in preparation for General Strike on May 1st, we become familiar with the public and privately owned public spaces in the Wall St area with a game of Capture the Flag. We will practice moving in smaller groups, making quick decisions and achieving our goal of countering the NYSE closing bell with the People’s Gong.

Bring sleeping gear for later that evening to join protesters in sleeping on Wall St!

Although these weekly marches are intended to be a low-risk activity carried out in a creative way each week, as our numbers have grown, so has police repression. Nonetheless, we are within our rights as peaceful protesters and we will carry on our tradition of the People’s Gong until May Day !!

See you there!

Twitter: #SpringTraining #sleeponwallst



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[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 6 years ago

I think the people are not militaries. It is not speed and stamina and skill that can make them strong, but their weaknesses and adversities. Avoiding a single person in an unsearched wheelchair on one street corner can funnel a candidate past protest signs and cameras on another. A registered sex offender in a certain block can damage a bank's asset values more than a host of people withdrawing their checking accounts. Someone with an apartment infested with cockroaches or bedbugs, well, I'm sure you'll think of something. :) Wealth and comfort can become weaknesses, while all the big and little problems and privations people live with and suffer through become strengths. If we as Americans cannot find some way together to reform society, if we cannot maintain equality and democracy, if compassion and common sense break down until criminal cartels rule the lives of the desperate poor, then the wealthy will find, too late, that it is the very, very bottom of society, the people with nothing to lose, who will hold absolute power and abuse it more terribly than any before them.


[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 6 years ago

I hope this generates a decent turn out. It's worth mentioning that changing society (in my humble opinion) will happen with the growth of general assemblies. Obviously, not only with more participation in existing assemblies, but creation of new ones. Not only in more regions, counties, towns, villages, etc., but also more assemblies within cities with existing assemblies. Using NYC as an example, not only downtown, but uptown, midtown, and every other part of town, every boro, every different section of every boro, etc. etc. (and this basic idea applies to all cities).