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|Sent time:||Monday, November 14, 2011 8:27:48 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] FW: Adbusters Tactical Briefing #18 - Occupy the High Ground!|
Um excuse me, where are we all supposed to go? I think it is our collective responsibility to find an indoor location for our commons, our free ideas, our free energy, free food, free education, freedom !!!!!!!! Expansion Unity and Cohesion--to even think about quitting or retreating is out of the question. Yes this is our first winter...so the season changes, welcome to Earth. There is no need for hibernation--we are just beginning to find cohesion. We must expand and grow. There are countless folks working 16 hour shifts, some comrades have dedicated several months day in day out to build this, we have begun to form national and international links--of course some comrades are exhausted---fine==pass the torch==spread the light...the economic depression is getting worse. And more and more disenchanted looking for alternatives are others are already here or on their way. Our comrades in Egypt, Spain Greece are in dire need of our support. There is no retreat no surrender.
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM, Jackie DiSalvo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
These are not the only alternatives. There’s the possibility of finding a large, very accessible indoor space where the interaction- between active members of OWS and with the general population could continue. A primary focus now should be locating such a space. There’s a lot of organizing that has developed that is facilitated by occupation, as it was with occupation of the State Capitol in Wisconsin. We have a myriad of projects that can’t be put aside. We shouldn’t scale down; I say we move inside – together, and return to the park when Spring is sprung.
From: Adbusters Media-Pr [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:06 PM
To: Lauren Bercovitch
Subject: Adbusters Tactical Briefing #18 - Occupy the High Ground!
As an integral member of the Occupy movement, we wanted to pass along Adbusters' latest missive. Hopefully you get the chance to discuss it at a GA and don't hesitate to let us know what you think.
Keep up the amazing work,
Hey you creatives, artists, environmentalists, workers, moms, dads, students, malcontents, do-gooders and aspiring martyrs in the snow:
The last four months have been hard fought, inspiring and delightfully revolutionary. We brought tents, hunkered down, held our assemblies, and lobbed a meme-bomb that continues to explode the world's imagination. Many of us have never felt so alive. We have fertilized the future with our revolutionary spirit … and a thousand flowers will surely bloom in the coming Spring.
But as winter approaches an ominous mood could set in … hope thwarted is in danger of turning sour, patience exhausted becoming anger, militant nonviolence losing its allure. It isn't just the mainstream media that says things could get ugly. What shall we do to keep the magic alive?
Here are a couple of emerging ideas:
STRATEGY #1: We summon our strength, grit our teeth and hang in there through winter … heroically we sleep in the snow … we impress the world with our determination and guts … and when the cops come, we put our bodies on the line and resist them nonviolently with everything we've got.
STRATEGY #2: We declare "victory" and throw a party … a festival … a potlatch … a jubilee … a grand gesture to celebrate, commemorate, rejoice in how far we've come, the comrades we've made, the glorious days ahead. Imagine, on a Saturday yet to be announced, perhaps our movement's three month anniversary on December 17, in every #OCCUPY in the world, we reclaim the streets for a weekend of triumphant hilarity and joyous revelry.
We dance like we've never danced before and invite the world to join us.
Then we clean up, scale back and most of us go indoors while the die-hards hold the camps. We use the winter to brainstorm, network, build momentum so that we may emerge rejuvenated with fresh tactics, philosophies, and a myriad projects ready to rumble next Spring.
Whatever we do, let's keep our revolutionary spirit alive … let's never stop living without dead time.
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
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