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Forum Post: Occupy Town Project

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 14, 2012, 3:07 a.m. EST by occupycampbellco (34) from Newport, KY
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I've floated this idea on Occupy Cincinnati's page before, and I think it has real potential.

"Libertarian" types have what they call their Free State Project, where they move to New Hampshire in an effort to take over that state. I think Occupy should have an Occupy Town Project, where Occupy peeps move to a very, very small town and take it over.

Northern Kentucky actually has a couple of suburbs that could qualify.



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[-] 2 points by ivyquinn (167) 5 years ago

I think this idea is very sound. I am campaigning a similar idea. Occupy Free Energy

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3082) from Waterville, NY 5 years ago

This is something I have also thought about.There are a number of problems with it.I live in Upstate New York,which is well carpeted with small towns and cities which are declining.The people who remain have been living in poverty for decades and thing are now getting really terrible.There are no jobs,really except at Walmart and other low wage type employers.People coming in to a situation like that would have an immediate problem in the area of income.I think a group would have to organize in advance,in order to figure out in the first place,how much money does the group have to start with?Who is able to earn an income by telecommuting?Who is willing to work at a fast food joint or Walmart to help support the group?What kind of a business could the group start in order to sustain itself?What kind of housing arrangement is both do-able and appropriate?I think the project could work in the case of a well organized,tight knit group.It sure is a shame seeing all of the empty abandonned buildings around here that could be turned into community centers.One business that is sure to be growing in the future?Soup kitchens.