- How To Occupy.org
- map and directory of global Occupy-related movements
- Revolution 2.0 – “market anarchist” Kevin Carson reflects on Occupy’s potential after the camps
- Occupy Wall Street, Act Two by Hakim Bey. Future possibilities in a mutualist vein
- Occupy tactics change after breakups – brief updates on new directions for Occupy in several cities
- Occupy Student Debt
- Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy
- Global Strike Should Be on the Agenda
- Making Worlds: An OWS Forum on the Commons
Occupation of buildings
Widely varying degrees of success and experimentation. Some have confounded bank bureaucrats, some have been descended upon by police with assault rifles. With the Winter coming on, moving indoor seems like the obvious adaptation. Will the movement be able to hold momentum til Spring?
- Occupy Our Homes
- Occupy Harlem wants to stop gentrification
- Occupy’s new tactic has a powerful past from CNN
- Turritopsis Nutricula – on-going squat in Seattle
- Crimethinc on the Chapel Hill building occupation:
- 75 Hours in 75River – “Find a space. Find your friends. Do the damn thing.”
- From Pope Squat to Occupy Toronto – squatting in Toronto & Quebec City
- A Tale of Two Squats – yuppies on the building occupations in Seattle
In various locations, particularly Oakland, there have been moves to change the name of the movement to include “Decolonize”. Many that spoke on this topic in the assemblies brought forth indigenous, POC, and @ perspectives. Far from a mere semantic squabble, this discussion is about marginalized voices speaking out.
- I am Indigenous and I am the “un-%” by Ian Ki’laas Caplette
- Decolonize Wall Street
- Should We Occupy or Decolonize?
- Decolonize Oakland
- Decolonization and Occupy Wall Street
- America Is Already Occupied! It’s Time to Decolonize!
- Ocupa la Migra – Occupy ICE
- Indigenous Solidarity Thanksgiving Celebration Attacked by OPD
Partial and total shutdowns across West Coast. Solidarity actions in other cities and Japan. Leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union spoke out against the shutdown, but ILWU rank-and-file chose for themselves whether to participate. #1 objection: “What about the short-haul truckers?”
People’s assemblies have been developing world-wide for a decade. The consensus process developed in the initial stages of Occupy Wall Street quickly became the blueprint for the movement. Some aspects of the GA have been criticized by anarchists, such as the “people’s microphone” in which one repeats words with which one might take issue. As the process spread, a plurality of hand signals have arisen as a form of silent communication.
The Occupy Boston Anarchist Alliance has called for neighborhood-based general assemblies. Neighborhood assemblies have been used recently in Athens and as early as the 2001 Argentian uprising. Neighborhood assemblies are forming in Portland and borough assemblies in New York City (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens & Staten Island).
- Occupy LA guide to GA
- OWS guide to GA
- Consensus and GA – video
- A Primer on Consensus and GA – origin, theory and practice of Occupy-style consensus
- stack weighted in favor of the marginalized
- PeoplesAssemblies.org – the global movement
- Conflict Resolution Guidelines by Occupy St. Louis
- De-escalation Guide by Occupy DC
- Accountability Resolution by Occupy Denver
- Accountability Principles and Process by Occupy Seattle
- Anti-Harassment Statement by members of Occupy Vancouver
- Occupy and Mediation
This has been attempted in a few cities and has drawn sharp criticism for its potential to strand emergency traffic
Other features of Occupy
Last updated December 23, 2011