While trying to sum up my most optimistic thoughts concisely, I developed these pretentious sounding, quasi-intellectual “#PostCapitalism Equations”;
I just had to unfriend somebody on fedbook.
We had been friends since 2011 when we met at Occupy Democracy’s #TarpaulinRevolution in Parliament Square.
Over the last 5 years I have had many long debates with her about the nature of racism.
Today’s brief convo was the last straw for me though:
There are now hundreds of cities in 25 countries around the world prepping for the next global wave of democratic, people powered resistance to the emergent fascist global order and there’s been barely a dicky bird from the 1% media. That’s to be expected, but there’s not been much on social media or alt channels in the UK either. What is up with that?
Have you heard about #NuitDebout, or the #GlobalDebout next week, 15th May? #15M? If not, why not? (Please answer in the comments if you can be arsed).
Imagine my shock when I logged into the Occupied Sun’s twitter account today to a notification declaring #NuitDebout is finished – over, dead and buried…
For me, one of the most exciting things about Nuit Debout is the debate it has restimulated around the problem of ‘identity politics’. Much like Occupy, the Indignados and the 15M before it, this latest global wave of change is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to shed their old, divisive and tribalistic political identities. To unite in common cause and create new paradigms together.
Dave’s financials are all anybody’s talked about for the past week – meanwhile, in France (and rapidly spreading throughout Europe), hundreds of city squares have been occupied as the ‘Nuit De Bout’ movement has kicked off.
This is not OK.
Do whatever you can to let our elected representatives know that this is not OK. Take direct action.
March With the Homeless in Brighton this April 16th. Meet 11am, Old Steine.
over 1000 people have basically told them to have a heart, or to go fk themselves…
this room only has a microwave. The bed is not fit to sleep in and the mattress is stained with what looks like urine. The ceiling is falling apart
the council’s response to the proposals was far warmer than could have been anticipated.