Forum Post: a new strategy
Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 6:09 p.m. EST by DrYattz
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With winter setting in and the powers-that-be reaching the limits of their tolerance, OWS needs a new strategy. I believe I know how OWS can ride the momentum of its physical occupations to expand its power and scope of influence. What's needed is a way for the average 99 percenter to feel he/she is a supportive participant without having to pitch a tent in a city park. I'm imagining a website where anyone can pledge to join the revolt against capitalist mercenaries by changing their practices in buying stuff. Such as 1) boycott advertisers, 2) favor local businesses over international chains, 3) boycott stores whose prices all end in .99, 4) close bank accounts, switch to credit unions, 5) promise to vote for candidates with no lobbyist connections, etc. There are lots of other things that could be done by a majority of participants in our toxic economy which would put the scoundrels on notice, and millions actively pledging to do so would be even stronger than a few thousands risking arrest.
agreed, and, way ahead of you. I saw this coming from the start. So many other issues are complicating. until we get the work up and running on the wiki we are shooting ourselves in the butt.
We lack organization, we lack communication, we lack clarity and lucidity, all of which could be resolved by occupying a wiki.
I have been active here since the very beginning, and since the very beginning I have been trying to make some core points. These points clearly have not been digested or fully understood by the mob, and so I'm going to try to make a further attempt here again.
For these reasons, I beg of you to please immediately join me on the wiki. We need to have all of these details and all of these ideas put together in an organized fashion, rather than posted in a long scrawl which will never be read.
you do have a point
Thats all you ever have to say. Good post or I agree. Please come up with something new or don't waste space.
Apparently you haven't been paying attention:
and how's this:
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