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#occupy London....

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by AKA pseudonym, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

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    OCCUPATION START: Saturday, October 15th!!
    GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Sunday 9th October, 4.30pm @ Jubilee Park
    - GA is for organizing things (see below). Please come!
    - Tube station: Waterloo; from there it's just a two min walk.

    ... Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/occupylondon
    Twitter: @OccupyLSX (www.twitter.com/#!/OccupyLSX)
    hashtags #OccupyLSX #OccupyLondon

    Come and join us for the General Assembly! Make your voice heard! There's a lot to discuss and organize. Everyone is very welcome to join us for the GA on Oct 9th. Looking forward to seeing a lot of you there :)

    Alright you peaceful redeemers, rebels, anarchists, truthers, students, and utopian dreamers out there...

    We are a people-powered movement, protesting against the increasing social and economic injustice in this country. Since the financial crisis the government has made sure to maintain the status quo and let the people who caused this crisis get off scot-free, whilst conversely ensuring that the people of this country pay the price, in particular those most vulnerable. What we have in common is that we are the other 99%, that we want People over Profit, that we are making our voices heard against greed and corruption and for a democratic and just society. And we are doing that in a non-violent and peaceful way.

    A worldwide shift in revolutionary tactics is underway right now that bodes well for the future. The spirit of this fresh tactic, a fusion of Tahrir with the acampadas of Spain, is captured in this quote:

    The antiglobalization movement was the first step on the road. Back then our model was to attack the system like a pack of wolves. There was an alpha male, a wolf who led the pack, and those who followed behind. Now the model has evolved. Today we are one big swarm of people.
    — Raimundo Viejo, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

    The beauty of this new formula, and what makes this novel tactic exciting, is its pragmatic simplicity: we talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people's assemblies … we zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the real democracy of the future … and then we go out and seize a square of singular symbolic significance and put our asses on the line to make it happen...
    nino_savatte, Will2403, sptme and 2 others like this.
  2. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

  3. gunneradt

    gunneradt Banned Banned

    look forward to the live streams

    benefit fraud hotline will be ringing off the hook
  4. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    Isn't the LSE shut on a Saturday?
  5. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    lulz.. i thought that too.. I just lifted the 'statement' as verbatim....
    As it goes a few of them have appeared in the states as well as Ron Paul disciples :facepalm:
    ah well might make for some craic if the occupation drags on!!
  6. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    yup.. but I think the tactic is to get ready for the long haul...
  7. sptme

    sptme 叮咚! 巫婆死了

    They need a non-facebook site asap. If face book don't like it they'll censor it.
    stuff_it likes this.
  8. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    its not there by accident
    frogwoman likes this.
  9. sihhi

    sihhi John 3:30

    That quote makes no sense. Didn't Seattle/Prague/Stop the City/Genoa involve a swarm of people?
  10. kenny g

    kenny g Most Welcome!

    who was the wolf who led the pack?
  11. sihhi

    sihhi John 3:30

    Well, I was asking if it could be explained.
  12. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    ask them... dont shoot the messenger.....
    get involved!
  13. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    don't smell right
  14. Frankie Jack

    Frankie Jack Not a bloke..

  15. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member


    As to the smell... i dunno... I know some of them involved and they are genuine... The info is there its up to people to decide what they wanna do....
  16. sihhi

    sihhi John 3:30

    I asked because I thought I was missing something.
    This quote
    in particular.

    I don't have twitter or facebook so #OccupyLSX https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyLSX and https://www.facebook.com/occupylondon are meaningless for me.
    Going to an assembly in Jubilee Park, quite far away, (where in Jubilee Park?, a corner somewhere else?) also seems pretty confused.
    No request for borough or smaller local anti-cuts groups to send delegates - meaning 8 pay a tube fare instead of 1 delegate?

    I think the quote is trying to appeal to the left/alternative crowd not the general public but, even on those terms, the quote is unclear to me.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Why would any credible protest group invite the fucking troofer loons into the fold?
  18. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    wrong time of the year to be planning to camp outdoors for a sustained period of time (notwithstanding current peculiar climactic conditions) methinks possibly?!
  19. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    ffs.. as i said... dont shoot the messenger.....
    I agree with ya as it goes....
    looks like theres heaps of #occupy groups popping up all over the UK n Ireland thankfully..... Im just spreading the word.....
  20. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member


  21. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    where as well, there's barely any open space round there, no toilets etc

    not been thought through at all, no attempts to liaise with groups currently active and crap like this unchallenged all over the wall

    Remember we have to not let the powers hijack this..they are gonna say we are against capitalism and for socialism and all that kind of bullshit....We got to make it clear we are against the Central banks..the Fed...The RBA...Jp Morgan..etc etc ...all the other wall street scum!!
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  22. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    omg :facepalm:
    words fail me.....
  23. smokedout

    smokedout criminal

    in fairness someone called multiverse hierophantis did reply to his alex jones link

  24. AKA pseudonym

    AKA pseudonym Well-Known Member

    Im getting info of a heap of UK #occupy events...
    What would be the best way to post details rather than clog up this forum.... one #occupyuk events thread???
    Manchester started y/day and are encamped in Albert Square at the mo....
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Maybe separate threads for the bigger events that are more likely to go ahead (London, Manchester) and then a general one?
    taffboy gwyrdd and AKA pseudonym like this.
  26. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Will they actually find the right building this time?
  27. A Dashing Blade

    A Dashing Blade Takes horses to water but can't make donkeys drink

    Doubtful 'cos the old building has been refurbed, think Toronto Dominion are in there now.
  28. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

  29. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  30. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    That'd probably be will2403 :D
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