Occupy Wall Street 3: Now What?

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i used to hang out with the cops during the slow parts of the GAs and field questions. (by "questions" i mean "why don't you guys have a platform".) gradually our relationship with the PD decayed, which can't all have been on me.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw hoos the bolshy history dork in me (i.e., most of me) was excited to find the link to "dual power" behind the "building the new world in the shell of the old" bit at the end of your article; i did not know dual power was an anarchist Thing as the last i'd heard of it was feb-oct 1917 but i think the slow, patient success of the russian soviets as parallel and eventually undeniable political institutions is a really important lesson. anyway the article is a v solid Previously On; i hope it cheered people up.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 15 April 2012 05:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ty

i was pleasantly surprised to see it get pretty widely shared by friends on fb & twitter

and yeah i mean "build the new world in the shell of the old" has been a wobbly/anarcho-syndicalist slogan for a while, i think adopting "dual power" as the name for the strategy as used by anarchos has been a relatively recent development

really gets to the heart of the way i feel about this stuff though. i argue with a lotta anarcho-minded friends about it; you can't just say "smash the state" and refuse to engage with actually existing politics. it's like chess--you can't just say "pawn takes king," try to overturn the table, and pretend like that means you win. you have to play the game. you have to do the slow, boring, important work of organizing and building counterinstitutions that can meet people's needs. i'm not interested in smashing the state. i want to supercede it.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 15 April 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink


A friend in NYC took these.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 15 April 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like that second one especially

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 15 April 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

never gonna be able to send him an email unless we see the rest of wallst.isover5.1.12@ what?

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Monday, 16 April 2012 08:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 16 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

naw that's the dude's tag, his name is sliza

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Monday, 16 April 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

NYPD begins arresting Wall St sidewalk sleepers

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/04/nypd-decides-ows-sidewalk-sleepovers-are-illegal.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 April 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

metro pd officers are arresting our sidewalk sleepers while saying, on livestream, that they know the arrests are unlawful

then they're coming back and donating food and sleeping bags

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 16 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

in which paul volcker makes a suggestion, and i lol

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75200.html

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 06:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

arrests, nastiness at Federal Hall last night:

"They're whiny fucking bitches!" shouted a man who also said he lived in 37 Wall Street. "Oh boo hoo, we want money, we want cars, we want government handouts. It's fucking bullshit!" Two white-shirted NYPD officials who appeared to be in charge most of the evening, Deputy Chief McNamara and Inspector O'Connell, attempted to calm the residents down.

When we asked for the two residents' names, Inspector O'Connell blocked us. "We know what you do," he said. "You're done here. They're not gonna give you their names." We replied that we had to at least ask. "Get the fuck back."

Later, O'Connell told us that he was trying to prevent "a riot." "You wanna incite them? You want these two groups throwing bottles at each other?" When we attempted again to speak to the man, he swore at us and said his name was, "Fuck You. Want me to spell it for you?"

http://gothamist.com/2012/04/17/video_ten_arrested_as_ows_tests_pro.php#photo-1

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

]Minutes later, one of the residents, a short, stocky man with thinning hair got into a shouting match with a protester, and lunged after him, punching him repeatedly. NYPD officers pulled the man through the police line. He was not arrested.

Another entry in "graves I need to piss on before I die"

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw this is a thing i'm doing every week now that i guess i haven't plugged here yet

www.blogtalkradio.com/occupydclive

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

will listen!

Earth Day events in NY this weekend:

http://occupywallst.org/article/occupy-earth-day/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

last week's "occupy earth week" actions were great, climaxed with 3 days of action on the imf/world bank spring meeting. i got to do some cool shit i won't much mention otherwise.

this made me lol


Central to May Day plans is a push for a mass student walkout from high schools and colleges. This online poster is part of the energetic propaganda efforts to get students out of the classrooms and into the streets on May 1. And, oddly enough, for me the image of a gun-wielding velociraptor riding a shark perfectly captures something about the idea of general strike in this country in 2012: it's confusing, it's threatening, it's attempting the impossible. We're not sure what's going on, but we know it's awesome.

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/12/occupys_strike_propaganda/slide_show/8

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice piece here on the slow defanging of the strike in labor

http://jacobinmag.com/winter-2012/the-strike-and-its-enemies/

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

really dig jacobin lately tbh

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolol i love when the fascist right pays attention

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/occupy-partners-with-anarchy-movement/

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 07:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

heard things are heating up in Oakland again

Chris S, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 07:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Years ago when the 'People Park' riots were going on in Berkeley, I read where chemists had developed an anti riot, or battlefield gas, that was not harmful and only had one effect...If anyone gets one wiff of it, they have an overpowering need to defecate...not later, right now...I don't know if it was ever used, but it is one dandy way to stop a riot...

Defending capitalism with urban myths, lol.

windborne grey frogs (dowd), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 08:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some nice populist right vs free-market right examples in their comments box too.

Disappointed in 'Occutards' as an insult though. I would have gone with 'Occupussies' myself - though maybe they're worried of appearing misogynistic.

windborne grey frogs (dowd), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 08:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remain fond of 'occupoops' since spotting it in a youtube comments section awhile back

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Occu*Pops

fruitsbs (beachville), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ACT UP busy this morning on Wall St:

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/04/act-up-chains-themselves-across-wall.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

and newish page for May 1:

http://maydaynyc.org/may-day-2012

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-26/wall-street-tracks-wolves-as-may-1-protests-loom.html

I can't miss work but I'll prob go to whatever's going on in the evening if you wanna meet up morbs

iatee, Friday, 27 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, cept I dunno where I'd be at 6pm, Union Sq or further south?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

according to the schedule the march starts at union sq at 5:30...I can make that. if the crowd is big enough that I couldn't find you maybe try to hang out near the main covered subway entrance? if it goes off schedule or whatever don't worry about it.

iatee, Friday, 27 April 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

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i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 April 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

LEO's bread is buttered on one side.

Aimless, Friday, 27 April 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Using the (not-really-)anniversary of OBL's death to clamp down on tomorrow's events?

http://occupywallst.org/article/ows-issues-solidarity-warning/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chicago in particular is raising my eyebrows--deploying battle dressed security forces armed with nonlethal weapons ostensibly for NATO but coincidentally starting tomorrow.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 30 April 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Silky Slim (dan m), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

meanwhile, this has (quietly) been going incredibly well: http://oaklandlocal.com/posts/2012/04/my-visit-occupy-farm-gill-tract-albany-community-voices

Milton Parker, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

meanwhile, this has (quietly) been going incredibly well: http://oaklandlocal.com/posts/2012/04/my-visit-occupy-farm-gill-tract-albany-community-voices
--Milton Parker

With any luck I'm gonna have one of their organizers on my show next week!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://noskulemay1.tumblr.com/post/17980445709/no-school

this makes me lol cause i hear it in the tone of "NO CLAM?!?!" "no clam."

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Occlampy

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.missionmission.org/tag/riot-on-valencia/

Beyond frustrating

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 08:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

#letsgetit

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am not down with this

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 arrest huh

Silky Slim (dan m), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just... a strike = okay, yes. a march = okay, yes. smashing up locally owned eateries = uh waht. get a brain morans.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

so counterproductive

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

So, rather than describe what happened (since 340958345 other blogs and news agencies will do just that), I think it is more important to point out who did this. But as I’m about to explain to you, I don’t know that I can do that. You see, I don’t know who, the people I’ll dub as the ‘ringleaders’ of the march were exactly. Nobody did. Yeah some of the aggro people we always have to deal with were there, but these guys weren’t it. You remember those asshole jock bullies in high school? Well that was who was leading the march tonight. Clean cut, athletic, commanding, gravitas not borne of charisma but of testosterone and intimidation. They were decked out in outfits typically attributed to those in the ‘black bloc’ spectrum of tactics, yet their clothes were too new, and something was just off about them. They were very combative and nearly physically violent with the livestreamers on site, and got ignorant with me, a medic, when I intervened and reminded them that I was there to fix them from police violence, not protester on protester violence. 

I am typically really bad with names, but I am great with faces. I love people. I love looking into their eyes, looking at their smiles and their body language and trying to guess at their life and stuff. I probably will forget your name the first few times I’ve met you, but I will not forget your face. Even people I pass on the street, I’ll remember you for weeks. With that said, I didn’t recognize any of these people. Their eyes were too angry, their mouths were too severe. They felt “military” if that makes sense. Something just wasn’t right about them on too many levels. I’m not one of those tin foil hat conspiracy theorists, I don’t subscribe to those theories that Queen Elizabeth’s Reptilian slave driver masters run the Fed. I’ve read up on agent provocateurs and plants and that sort of thing and I have to say that without a doubt, I believe 100% that the people that started tonight’s events in the Mission were exactly that. 

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

Silky Slim (dan m), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink


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