From June 30th to July 4th, 2012, Occupy The Stage will be joining activists and Occupy supporters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the first Occupy National Gathering. Among many other topics, we are currently discussing what Adbusters identified as the 3 challenges the Occupy movement must overcome.
#1 challenge: Jump over the corporate media
#2 challenge: Block the co-optation of our movement
#3 challenge: Occupy the future
~ from OWS GUT CHECK published on May 3, 2012
Occupy The Stage would love to hear how other Occupy groups are meeting these and other challenges. Contact us!
From Adbusters: OWS GUT CHECK
Hey occupiers: the old world has no future; their leaders have no solutions. Now everything from how we live to how we love and how the world is governed is up for grabs. Can we rise to the challenge? Let the tactical brainstorm begin.
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
We'll see you at the Occupy National Gathering and look forward to participating in this national discussion. See our OTS News for updates on our ideas. Expect Us!
From Occupy Wall Street: what is to be done next? by Slavoj Žižek
"In an old joke from the defunct German Democratic Republic, a German worker gets a job in Siberia. Aware of how all mail will be read by censors, he tells his friends:"Let's establish a code: if a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink, it is true; if it is written in red ink, it is false."
After a month, his friends get the first letter written in blue ink:
'Everything is wonderful here: stores are full, food is abundant, apartments are large and properly heated, movie theatres show films from the west, there are many beautiful girls ready for an affair – the only thing unavailable is red ink.'
The task today is to give the protesters red ink."
~ Slavoj Žižek
We have red ink!
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