Occupy Wall Street OWS Meets Winter

December 20th, 2011

Published on ZSpace, by Yotam Marom, Dec. 17, 2011.

On September 17th, we took Liberty Square, used it to begin to create the social norms and institutions of a society to come, and became the Occupy Movement OWS … // 

… Winter is here. But winter is not sad, and it’s not tragic; it’s just real. We do not fear the cold, and we will not hibernate. We will use the winter to become the movement we know is necessary.

We Will Not Hibernate: A To Do List for the Winter:

  • Grow: …
  • … Deepen: …
  • … Build: …
  • … Liberate: …
  • … Fight: …

… Spring Will Come:

The conditions that brought us here – the brutal and systemic oppressions we face – aren’t going to disappear on their own. The window we have opened to the world being born can’t be closed. Now winter is here, but we are not afraid. We will face the cold with intention and wisdom, using it as an opportunity to grow our movement, deepen it, and build structures that can carry it forward. We will continue to build the world we want while fighting to topple the institutions that stand in its way.

It will take some time for the seeds we have planted to grow into the beautiful flowers they are meant to be. Patience. Spring will come. (full long text).

Links:

Linked on our blogs with The Financial Crisis Was Entirely Foreseeable;

The Rebirth of Social Darwinism, on ZNet, by Robert Reich, December 06, 2011.

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