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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/


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.


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