[Marxism] A statement from Occupy Oakland's Move-In Assembly

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 19:27:20 MST 2012

Wrong. All wrong.
Let's assume in the best of cases that the authors really are trying to
maintain communication with the community.
First, they don't see that you can't just apologize for cop brutality on
residents as if it's just an unavoidable spillover, as if it's unavoidable
to have residents become collateral damage.
Second, strategically they don't have a clue: these occupations are not
based organically on the residents of a neighborhood in particular or an
oppressed community or exploited class in general seizing buildings or
workplaces that they choose.
Can anyone cite a historic example where such an outside force seized a
site FOR a community (as opposed to helping provide leadership and working
WITH the community)?

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM, jeffrey masko <westsidefc at hotmail.com>wrote:

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> Occupy Oakland has issued a statement on their website which merits
> attention, here is the link (
> http://occupyoaklandmoveinday.org/content/statement-occupy-oaklands-move-assembly-0)
> and a few excerpts that offer a sharp contrast to the picture Hedges and
> others present:

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