The goal of this website is to help facilitate communication about "occupy wallstreet" activities in Colorado and especially in Greeley. We are not formally affiliated with any other group and provide this information on groups and events as a service to all who want to non-violently take back our democracy from greedy wall street brokers, bankers, corporations and the politicians they buy. WE ARE THE 99%!
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An internet search found the following information for various Colorado occupy groups:
…Strategies of Wisdom, Successfully Implemented…
(c/o An Anonymous 1960’s Activist)
I. Power is not only what you have but what The Opposition thinks you have.
II. Never go outside the experience of your people.
III. Whenever possible, go outside the experience of The Opposition.
IV. Make The Opposition live up to their own book of rules.
V. Ridicule is man’s most potent wisdom.
VI. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
VII. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
VIII. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, & utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
IX. The threat is usually more terrifying then the thing itself.
X. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon The Opposition.
XI. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counter-side.
XII. The price of a successful aggression is a constructive alternative.
XIII. Pick the issue, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
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In Solidarity With The 99%
-- THE OCCUPIED STATES OF AMERICA PROPAGANDA COMMITTEE --
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The Occupy Together principles, they are:
1) Nonviolent discipline, no matter what. Zero tolerance for any violence whatsoever, including verbal.
2) Unity of message & across organizations and people. There should be a consistent message & demands coming out & activists should know it & share it.
... 3) There must be a long-term and coherent strategy, not just tactics and actions (no matter how clever) that are not connected in some way.
4) Security forces/police should be seen as potential recruits to movement, not as adversaries. Ultimately they are accountable to the people.
5) Keep larger audience (national and international) in mind when framing the message. The goal is to win people over, not to alienate.
6) Defensive strategies never win. Don’t respond to verbal attacks or hostile propaganda by using the language of the opponent. Reframe.
7) Claim victory whenever possible. It’s important for morale and enthusiasm. Keep anger/rage in check with humor and solidarity actions.
This statement is ours, and for anyone who will get behind it. Representing ourselves (not the movement as a whole), we bring this call for revolution.
We want freedom for all, without regards for identity, because we are all people, and because no other reason should be needed. However, this freedom has been largely taken from the people, and slowly made to trickle down, whenever we get angry.
Money, it has been said, has taken over politics. In truth, we say, money has always been part of the capitalist political system. A system based on the existence of have and have nots, where inequality is inherent to the system, will inevitably lead to a situation where the haves find a way to rule, whether by the sword or by the dollar.
We agree that we need to see election reform. However, the election reform proposed ignores the causes which allowed such a system to happen. Some will readily blame the federal reserve, but the political system has been beholden to political machinations of the wealthy well before its founding.
We need to address the core facts: these corporations, even if they were unable to compete in the electoral arena, would still remain control of society. They would retain economic control, which would allow them to retain political control. Term limits would, again, not solve this, as many in the political class already leave politics to find themselves as part of the corporate elites.
We need to retake the freedom that has been stolen from the people, altogether.
If you agree that freedom is the right to communicate, to live, to be, to go, to love, to do what you will without the impositions of others, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that a person is entitled to the sweat of their brows, that being talented at management should not entitle others to act like overseers and overlords, that all workers should have the right to engage in decisions, democratically, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that freedom for some is not the same as freedom for all, and that freedom for all is the only true freedom, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that power is not right, that life trumps property, then you might be one of us.
If you agree that state and corporation are merely two sides of the same oppressive power structure, if you realize how media distorts things to preserve it, how it pits the people against the people to remain in power, then you might be one of us.
And so we call on people to act
We call for protests to remain active in the cities. Those already there, to grow, to organize, to raise consciousnesses, for those cities where there are no protests, for protests to organize and disrupt the system.
We call for workers to not only strike, but seize their workplaces collectively, and to organize them democratically. We call for students and teachers to act together, to teach democracy, not merely the teachers to the students, but the students to the teachers. To seize the classrooms and free minds together.
We call for the unemployed to volunteer, to learn, to teach, to use what skills they have to support themselves as part of the revolting people as a community.
We call for the organization of people's assemblies in every city, every public square, every township.
We call for the seizure and use of abandoned buildings, of abandoned land, of every property seized and abandoned by speculators, for the people, for every group that will organize them.
We call for a revolution of the mind as well as the body politic.