Map of Grassroots Groups in Greece (Omikron Project)

‘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

RESEARCH BY AND FOR OCCUPY ACTIVISTS CHALLENGES RECEIVED WISDOM ABOUT THE MOVEMENT, URGES ALLIANCE WITH POOR PEOPLES MOVEMENTS

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

A Call For a Crowdsourced Worldwide Wave of Action ~ #www

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

Preliminary Findings of the Occupy General Assembly Research Project

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