We can dream, or we can organize

Systemic Disorder
Date Written:  2016-05-18
Publisher:  Systemic Disorder
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19506

The swift rise, and swift crumbling, of the Occupy movement brings to the surface the question of organization. Demonstrating our anger, and doing so with thousands of others in the streets, gives us energy and brings issues to wider audiences. Yes spontaneity, as necessary as it is, is far from sufficient in itself. For all the weeks and sometimes months that Occupy encampments lasted, little in the way of lasting organization was created and thus a correspondingly little ability to bring about any of the changes hoped for. Nor is social media a substitute for mass action.

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