When protesters turn their attention to building infrastructure as a political action, they strengthen the movement’s capacity to get shit done. Infrastructure is a unique resource because it can be re-purposed, modified, and scaled when the need arises. Continue reading
‘Ouzo-drinking lazy Greeks?’ – Omikron Project released a second edition of the grassroots groups map – fully updated and including over 60% more groups!
All the groups have been verified by us as grassroots, explicitly not-for-profit, Greece-based and active as of June 2014. By ‘grassroots’, we mean that the groups are open for others to join and that, at the time of their inception, they had no affiliation with a profit-making entity. Continue reading
“Women in the Zapatista Movement” is a short video for educators and students that offers a clear introduction to women’s participation in the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. Continue reading
Mainstream media often reports that the NYC Occupy movement mostly involved affluent whites, lacked purpose, and simply faded away after NYPD’s violent raid on Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park). But the new study, “Occupy’s Precarious Pluralism,” provides evidence complicating received media wisdom about what we fought for in New York City, who gathered behind those purposes, and the scale of our organizing across the months after the repression of Liberty Square. Continue reading
The decentralized movement toward freedom is raging across the world. It cannot be stopped. The tipping point is near. Despite the lack of coverage in the mainstream media, actions are springing up on an increasing basis. A wave of transformation is rising. The zeitgeist is shifting in our direction.
At this point, given all the nonviolent direct actions that are currently being planned, it makes strategic sense for us to organize them, in a decentralized way, in a way that the mainstream media cannot ignore. A slightly more coordinated approach is all it will take. Continue reading
The Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, the Serbian Revolution which ousted Slobodan Milosevic, and the Arab Spring uprisings all share a common root. Activists from each uprising cite the teachings of Gene Sharp, and the Albert Einstein Institution as an inspiration for their movements. Continue reading
Occupy Boulder Flood Relief is a coordination point for #BoulderFloodRelief and is facilitating and organizing relief for displaced and in-need individuals. Continue reading
We are some activists currently based in Berlin and New York. We are members of the political
group called „FelS“ For a left current. http://fels-berlin.de/, founded 1991 in Berlin, Germany.
We would like to get a first feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have dropped our deadline, so you are still invited
to send us your answers! Continue reading
According to the preliminary findings of the Occupy General Assembly Research Project, the attendance at general assemblies are almost universally much lower than in Fall of 2011 through Winter 2012, but many Occupies have active GAs which have leveled off and stabilized at between 5 and 30 participants at an average meeting, rather than completely dying off. Continue reading