Posts Tagged ‘communist’

Leaflet for (re)Occupy Melbourne

Posted: October 31, 2011 by globaloccupation in 2011, australia, flyers, October
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http://immediateworldwidedereification.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/leaflet-for-reoccupy-melbourne/

It doesn’t make any sense!

The media, the politicians, the police, all the supporters of the old world, can’t understand and won’t understand what it is we’re up to. No leaders? No demands? No point! Perplexed and threatened, they can only lie, distort, and violently suppress us.

You’ve made your point, now move along” is their refrain, showing that they’ve completely missed the point themselves.

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Plaza – Riot – Commune

Posted: October 23, 2011 by globaloccupation in 2011, flyers, October, sf bay
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http://www.bayofrage.com/from-the-bay/plazariotcommune/

We are the generation of the abandoned, the betrayed. Tossed up on the shores of the present by 150 years of failed insurrection, by the shipwreck of the workers’ movement, the failure of a hundred political projects. But it is not only our once-upon-a-time friends who have departed. Today, even our enemies flee from us, even capital abandons us: no more its minimum promises, the right to be exploited, the right to sell one’s labor power. Abandoned, we greet the world with utter abandon. There is no longer any possible adequacy of means and ends, no way of subordinating our actions to the rational or the practical. The present age of austerity means that even the most meager of demands require the social democrats to pick up bricks. Betrayed by democracy, betrayed by the technocrats of socialism, betrayed by the dumb idealism of anarchy, betrayed by the stolid fatalism of the communist ultraleft.  We are not the 99%. We are not a fucking percentage at all. We do not count. If we have any power, it is because we are the enemies of all majority, enemies of “the people.” As the old song goes, we are nothing and must become everything.

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The American Dream: Do Not Resuscitate!

Posted: October 21, 2011 by globaloccupation in 2011, flyers, October, sf bay, usa
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http://againstsleepandnightmare.org/

It is amazing, awe-inspiring, for this movement to have made the few, stumbling steps it has – against TV reports’ lies, against advertising consultants’ agendas, political consultants’ spins, talk radio hosts’ slander and beyond. Still, at this critical time, any movement’s ability to escape our present dilemmas will be proportionate to the number of critical illusions which it can go beyond:

  • We should recognize that no movement yet represents either “the 99%” or the dispossessed

The “occupations” will be only a single moment unless they continue their process of rapid transformation.  Direct democracy and avoiding leaders is crucial yet this is also not enough. Even with the many “Occupations” drawing on a variety of different groups in different places, these events must open up even more, must be even more accessible to the other parts of the 99% which haven’t yet appeared. Having no demands is crucial because the movement cannot yet speak for everyone.

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