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Forum Post: A Nice Article Talking About The Early Failure Of Occupy General Assemblies

Posted 1 year ago on March 7, 2013, 10:18 a.m. EST by RogerDonavan (0)
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Article: http://creativetimereports.org/author/not-an-alternative/

Hi,

I'm an anarchist who has been with Occupy since its inception. Justine Tunney recommended an article on her twitter account - https://twitter.com/JustineTunney - that I think we should all read. Her piece on stopping consensus - http://occupywallst.org/article/occupiers-stop-using-consensus/ - was based on it.

I feel David Graeber's response was a quite harsh. http://occupywallst.org/article/david-graeber-some-remarks-consensus/

I met David and Justine at the early stages of Occupy and they are both very intelligent anarchists. However, in this particular case, I must agree with Justine. The general assemblies hurt Occupy more than they helped.

I think we need to support Justine on this one. She took Graeber's response to heart. I don't think he should have printed her name since she wrote her original article anonymously. It was a cheap stab in the back.

Justine, on behalf of many anarchists here in Detroit, we support you! Keep up the good work.

Roger

We met during the first week of Occupy. I was the anarchist from Detroit who helped with placing posters.

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