Recent events have shown that we are not all in agreement on whether our main goal at MP should be to maintain the site, to maintain an info desk or otherwise. Underlying this of course are different perspectives on what the best strategy and tactics should be more generally and where each one of us fits within it.
I’ve talked this over with Pathi, who has been trying to organise roster for the site/info-desk, Lance and many other occupiers and I feel this topic deserves and is overdue for some open discussion. I’d like to suggest we discuss this in a similar way we did when reviewing GAs, that is to first have open discussion without proposals followed by concrete proposals at a later GA.
I’d suggest we get on to this straight away at this Wednesday’s GA, but also online and in person with the idea of putting forward proposals at a GA the following week. The Occupy Movement is the most inspiring social movement I’ve witnessed. Lets put everything on the table and see if we can’t recapture some of the spirit that brought us together 114 days ago
In response to an email on this topic Bern put forward the following questions for reflection:
“This is about what people are willing to put into Occupy Sydney, and what they can maintain as ongoing support for Occupy Sydney. It is also about how people have left because their measurements of success are not met.”
How do you measure the success of Occupy Sydney?
How do you receive gratitude for your contributions to Occupy Sydney?
How do you maintain support for a movement that demands change?
How do you hold onto the relevancy of the movement?