Part 1, remarks from Mark Engler:
Part 2, remarks from Cindy Milstein:
Part 3, open discussion:
On Dec. 1st, less than 48 hours after the police eviction of Occupy Philly, about 70 people gathered for a previously scheduled event at the Wooden Shoe bookstore to talk about what the Occupy movement can do next.
Part 1 has remarks from Mark Engler, and Part 2 has remarks from Cindy Milstein. Part 3 has the discussion, which was the main focus of the event.
Mark Engler's work can be found at http://www.democracyuprising.com/mark-engler/. A brief quote from Mark's talk: "This issue of strategizing beyond the occupations was not created by the police.... We've given ourselves the ability to escalate.... It's when you have a very broad base of support that you can do things with boycotts, with bank sit-ins, on up to strikes and general strikes."
Check out Cindy Milstein's blog at http://cbmilstein.wordpress.com. A brief quote from Cindy's talk: "I think we actually have to ask for whole social transformation... fundamentally move beyond capitalism, beyond states, beyond identities that are isolated and estranged from each other, and that's actually OK to say now.... The Republican governors met and said, 'Capitalism is the number one word we have to avoid now, because people get that capitalism is the problem.'"
Visit Wooden Shoe Books at 704 South Street or at http://woodenshoebooks.org.
Since Dec. 1, there has been a series of discussions that take "Strategizing Beyond Occupations" from here. The next one is Monday, January 2nd from 7 to 9pm at the Wooden Shoe. The focus for this discussion is Growing Occupy Philly, or Building a Movement of Movements.
Sorry about the jerky moments in my video every once in a while.