Comment 70778

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted October 22, 2011 at 21:42:47 in reply to Comment 70776

Negativity-based protests have their place, but it's an entirely defensive strategy. At some point somebody needs to articulate something beyond what we, collectively, do not want. I suspect we'll continue to see entertaining disruptions of 'business as usual' at banks and other institutions, but while they bring more attention to the movement, they don't create a lot of space for discussion.

The winter will likely hit us hard - most so in cities where tents and other "structures" are prohibited. Still, community organizing has always found homes indoors, everywhere from churches to bars. So far we've been holding week-night assemblies (now set on Thursdays) at Homegrown Hamilton (Skydragon) or Pearl Company, so venues certainly exist here. Also, should any of these occupations survive into the winter, we can all expect some truly impressive snow-forts.

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