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Post  rEvolutionist on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:44 pm

I was involved in the Occupy movement here in Australia. I guess that was (and still is) my main vehicle for 'social justice' activism. What are your feelings and/or experiences of the Occupy movement?

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Post  Eldin Alvere on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:13 pm

rEvolutionist wrote:I was involved in the Occupy movement here in Australia. I guess that was (and still is) my main vehicle for 'social justice' activism. What are your feelings and/or experiences of the Occupy movement?

I don't see it as accomplishing much of anything. There's no solidarity in statement, goals, etc. The woman's rights movements, gay rights movements, etc. have all achieved varying degrees of success because there was certain points that they pretty much all agreed on. OWS just seems to me to be a waste of time.

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Post  Atheist Dude on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:41 am

I could never quite figure out what they wanted.
To many observers, they were perceived as anarchists that wanted to "take from the rich and give to the poor".
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Post  none on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:23 am

should anarchists remain silent about socioeconomic issues and freedoms?
I say they should be allowed to be the most vocal.
I voted, early, so I pretty much sold my soul already but that doesn't mean anarchists should remain silent about any issue that concerns them.
OWS pfft at least it was educational, haven't seen much about it since the conformists forgot about them.

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Post  uncrystal on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:12 am

I agree with some of their aims and not others, but overall I think they squandered what spotlight they had which is unfortunate.

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Post  none on Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:23 pm

yeah nothing like having pepper spray and baton parties, I hope there isn't a need for escalation.

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Post  Eldin Alvere on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:20 pm

none wrote:should anarchists remain silent about socioeconomic issues and freedoms?
I say they should be allowed to be the most vocal.
I voted, early, so I pretty much sold my soul already but that doesn't mean anarchists should remain silent about any issue that concerns them.
OWS pfft at least it was educational, haven't seen much about it since the conformists forgot about them.

Anarchists are hypocritical. I have no problem with them voicing their beliefs. That doesn't mean I can't point out that their beliefs are stupid. I have as much right to point out the errs in their logic as they have to spout out their drivel.

How was OWS educational?

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Post  none on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:54 pm

yeah, anarchists who vote are the worst kind in my opinion.
I learned that I could voice my opinion by holding a sign that said "wall street is robbing us".
but, it has been such a long time this memory might be a fabrication.

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