there are so many f*-ing activities, classes, marches, strikes, rallies -- if there were 48 hours in the day, I couldn't do them. So, to knee-jerk react to the shooting in Oakland by calling a general strike? (I was 1/2 block away in the march, btw). That's not the proper response. People are going crazy and relying on OWS to back them?
The proper reaction is a "Restorative Justice" session with the mayor - Livestreamed. I just put out the idea in the Restorative Justice group. We must be the change we wish to see.
On 10/28/2011 1:51 PM, Victoria Sobel wrote:
i tend to think we should be really careful about trying to pull this thing together in such a short amount of time- i am confident we can do it in the 5 days but i'm sure we could do it better in 15
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Michael Premo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
we should certainly support.
but we should be careful about calling on things we can't deliver on. regardless of what whoever says. a general strike is a hugely complicated idea. let's focus on what we're good at OCCUPYING. take some more space and build to a MASS movement where we can organize and call for a mass movement. also nov 17 will be a day to make a dent in the economy that could sow some seeds for people understanding the implications of a "general" strike.
if you're interested in a general strike and want to organize at your work place or among your friends to make that happen, help in building worker councils. hit me off list for details.
my two cents.
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Steven Macchia <email@example.com>
if you would like your thoughts heard I suggest voicing them at the GA.
Moveon should moveon, they do NOT speak for occupy and should stfu
On Oct 28, 2011 4:16 PM, "Urbaned" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
YOU GUYS SHOULD STOP RIGHT NOW.
I just had a 2-hour conversation with the director of moveon here in Oakland. The so-called "organizer" of the strike is a hugely disgruntled former-employee who managed to get many people fired because of his belligerent actions.
Strikes are 1940's. These days, we need to have non-violent training and Restorative Justice sessions. Stop knee-jerk reacting, start thinking, and focus on the 1% (not the 99%, who you are "striking against").