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Forum Post: Why the Occupy Movement takes no position on issues......

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 5:18 p.m. EST by ElderlyWisdom (0)
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The Occupy Movement is an Umbrella Movement and a Force Multiplier under which any issue group who is part of the 99% can take shelter and call for personpower support for any "Occupy type " actions the participating specific issue group finds it necessary to take.

In addition, each of these groups offer themselves to other issue groups in the Occupy movement for support of their actions. The result is an unstoppable representative of the 99% coordinated by the various social media channels.

I have been impressed when various groups meet in different parts of a city and at a certain time converge to a single location overwhelming any attempts by the forces of the 1% to contain and control Occupiers arriving from all directions in large masses.



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[-] 3 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

I fantasized about this day over ten years ago . . .

I never thought I would see it.

[-] 1 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Yes, it can be called a coalition of the 99%.

[-] 0 points by Fishp00 (122) 12 years ago

What happens when a local GA decides upon something and then implements an action labeled as being supported within the Occupy movement, but a lot of other people in the Occupy movement don't agree with the local GA decision?

I'm seeing this in Oakland. #OccupyOakland from the Ogawa site have called to shut down the port in order to align themselves with unions. However some folks within the Occupy snowpark, berkley, and sf sites don't seem to agree with it since it doesn't tie back to the "Occupy Wall Street" financial meltdown issue directly & they don't want to necessarily be labeled as automatic union backers (esp when the police & fire unions in SF rape the city coffers every year).

Maybe the Occupy movement and the Occupy Wall street movement are separating? Occupy as a flash mob support group for a variety of causes whereas the Occupy Wall Street targets the political corruption and corporate greed (i.e. lacking bank regulations, shady campaign fund laws, etc.) that went in to creating the '08 international economic collapse.


[-] 0 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

This is a basic process for preparing the National General Assembly. Issues move their way through levels of GA's (local to district to national) where The List of Grievances can be hammered out. The List wants to be as encompassing and detailed as possible to try to speak for the 99%.

note that it is a SUGGESTED list of grievances. The 435 district GA's work on their list to prepare their delegates to go to Philadelphia, There all 435 ideas are put on the table where the NGA works with them to propose a final draft, that could/would return to District General Assemblies (DGA's) for approval. In the end, I think the list is a living document and what's on the list is not as important as the fact that The List exists, for 1st Amendment rights purposes. Remember, it's fully expected that The List will be ignored anyway.



[-] 0 points by Jimboiam (812) 12 years ago

So you are saying that if my local GA approves of a certain action, the national organization will support it?