Occupy the Elections 2015

With Mayday approaching in the UK and talk of many different actions, the action that seems to of captured the most attention on social media is #OccupyDemocracy.

After a quick look at the plans It’s shocking to see the utter apathy of the whole thing. Meditation flash-mobs, Planting flowers, football matches and Sing-songs. Whatever happened to the occupy movement, the movement that was based on the exploits of the Spanish 15M movement, an all-out Insurgency!

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A picture of a sign taken from a barricaded road in Barcelona, July 2011

Within the UK occupy scene, Occupy democracy is a very small working group guided by a small contingent independently of Occupy London. In fact, Occupy London have stated many times that they are not the same as occupy democracy, its only the media that have reported it that way.  So who are these people? Why have they changed the rules and why have they turned Occupy into a Joke.

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Dressing up as police with happy faces and preaching Gandhian tactics (who are these people who are telling people the police are our friends!

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Occupy Democracy are trying to say the Militant activists are not a part of the 99%.

Due to the very nature of Occupy, this is not important, what’s important is that nobody owns Occupy, much like Anonymous, it has no leaders, only people who sometimes steer the ship, Ultimately occupy is what you make it.In Oakland, diversity of tactics is still at the forefront of their movement along with Militant revolutionary action. In the occupy working groups of Spain, Greece, Italy and Germany it’s the same. The militant radicals are facilitating the way, not the liberal reformists.

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A man lies on the floor with a banner reading “Stop Police privatization” This mans banner is in support of the police. The same police who have beaten so many of our comrades (how about “Abolish the police”)

How have we let the liberal reformists like this man take over the occupy movement. This person and many more like him are in support of the police and the state, what can be done about this.  I don’t know about any of you, but seeing person after person arrested in the name of occupy is only serving to de-motivate people and create a feeling of hopelessness.

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Arrest after arrest, What is this achieving but to incriminate people for nothing?

Surely empowerment would be to see people stand up and resist, not lie down and take the police brutality. It’s shocking to see that none of the organizers have been arrested only young, new and vulnerable people, DNA taken complete with new criminal record. Thank you Occupy.

It’s time to stop complying with the architects of Occupy Democracy, It’s time to Occupy everything. To start with, this means attending the GA’s, out voting the Liberals and pushing for more direct action. This also means identifying the ring leaders within occupy democracy and watching them as they try to coerce people. On top of this, separate direct action working groups must be formed to run along side Occupy democracy to liberate the occupy movement from the clutches of reformists.
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We have no demands, our mission is only action and our banners merely read, occupy everything.

A few steps must be taken to achieve this transformation.
1./ Any talk of Gandhian tactics must be met with utter contempt and diversity of tactics must be demanded to make fully inclusive of peaceful and more direct action. This will attract more people and decentralize the movement to rid it of all the power grabbers and self-proclaimed leaders. Remember that the people waging war on our movement do so under the cloak of peace. The same as the west murdered millions of people in Iraq in the name of peace. So we are not disrupting the peace, we are disrupting the war. Let it be said that the biggest failure of Gandhian tactics post Gandhi was WW2 when Millions of people tried it in Germany and were sent to the Auschwitz gas chambers and killed.  

2./ A blanket ban of talking to the police must be facilitated. This includes banishing baby blue bibs from the general assemblies. If they refuse to leave, we move to a safe distance.

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Talking to police is an insult to the millions of victims of police brutality. (Just don’t)

3./ We don’t like to talk to the right-wing media, but guaranteed the liberal left will, so be a good disruptor and Hijack interviews with your own message.  Reformists work within the government’s agenda so their reformist message will always be pro Government. Occupy at its roots, and as a tactic, will always be anti-government and anti-state. Make sure social media know this and at the same time tell the mainstream media to fuck off!

4./Back up your fellow comrades when they call-out counter-revolutionaries. Take a look at occupy GA’s, it’s mostly middle class students. This needs to change, we need to attract the homeless, we need to attract working class we need to attract people of all faiths, backgrounds colors and creed. To do this tactically we should Respect safer spaces but stop it nothing to liberate the movement to reach a much wider and more diverse audience.

Happy Mayday!  

Regards
An Anarcho-syndicalist in the UK

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What have we done with death ?

Originally posted on TheAccidentalAnarchist:

00-Sting-GRADE_04-0_00_09_14-e1402056110209 Having just come back from what I can only say was the best funeral I have ever been to has made me look at the state of death in our society. The phone call came at 3.00am on Monday that Nana had passed into the other room. This wasn’t a shock as we had been waiting for the news following a fall 2 weeks before. The family made their arrangements, flights booked from all over Europe. The gathering of the clan had begun. The wake was to be held at Nana’s house for all her friends and family to come and say their farewells and tell their stories over a tipple or a cup of tea. The scene was set by the tradition of our ancestors. Never having been to a wake before I was apprehensive of the unknown, would I be able to keep it together? would I make…

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This is not a Parade, This is a Protest #TimeToAct2015

Face it, we have become apathetic robots… People have started to confuse protests with parades. It’s a disaster, during protests even the activists are becoming apathetic. It’s become less about creative action and more about standing around, walking and then going home. On the bright side these guise seem to have been accepted into the crowd? Yayyyy!!!!

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On March 7th thousands of people will gather in Lincolns inn field to prepare for the first big march of the year. This is The Peoples climate March #TimeToAct2015 . Look out for the massive anarchist bloc AKA the Anti-capitalist contingent.

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Join the Anti-capitalist contingent.
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/419200468248655/
Main event: https://www.facebook.com/events/770415883032572/

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Capitalism is killing the planet, the only thing that is keeping this system going is corporate lobbyists who have share holders interests at heart. We know this to be true, the media knows this to be true, even Governments know this to be true. The planet cannot sustain itself on its current course, yet the madness continues… Its time to act!

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Join bloc on march 7th and lets smash the state together! Destruction of the dystopia of tomorrow today! before we are all slaves and lost in the flames…
Bloc tactics: https://theaccidentalacnarchist.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/blac-bloc-a-little-bit-of-clarity-needed/

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Regards,

An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK

 

Class War. What is Class War and is it still a valid today?

Originally posted on TheAccidentalAnarchist:

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“I thought I was working Class till I went to Glasgow. Then I realised I was middle class”

Fletcher. Porridge.

So as Ian Bone calls for Class War to go to the Polling booths. I ask do we need to redefine what class is? and is there still a class war? Where are the battle lines and are they as clear cut as this battle cry implies? or is it a state of mind? I understand that there has been class systems since the invention of the family and the birth of capitalism, but it’s about the class system that I know effected and defined the place I find myself in right now. And the question, “If we are fighting a Class war, are we not the ones perpetuating the class system with this war? and who benefits from the divisions? and is the Class War still valid and in…

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#FERGUSON – WE WANT JUSTICE!

Around the world people have been watching the events un-folding in Ferguson and now it seems, its time to take to the streets to demand justice.

November 26th 2014 – Worldwide Vigil for Mike Brown.

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The people want Justice.

Outraged by the brutal killing of Mike Brown and the subsequent miscarriage of justice of his killer, we have all been reminded of an all to re-occurring scenario, Young Black males being killed by the state.(and the state getting away with it) It’s happening to fucking often, the institutional racism of government, specifically the police force, is out of control. Everyday a young black male is murdered and this is not specific to the US. Across Europe we are also seeing a wave of racism, not only in the police force, but in government, media and everyday on our streets.

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The enemy here is not just the Police, but the arms industry, the military industrial complex, the pharmaceutical industry, the Bankers and their overlords (all who collectively profit from the suffering of others). What is becoming more and more apparent here is that Capitalism breeds Racism. It’s certainly true that in times of “Austerity” (code for “looting of the people by the bankers”) the state use’s the race card to try to divide us.

#FERGUSON – A few Images to show human strength in the face of oppression.

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In closing, If the Racist system does not change soon, things are gonna get worse. There is really only one thing to do and that is to Sabotage the system and Destroy Capitalism.

JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN !!!

Regards,
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK.

#FERGUSON #MIKEBROWN #ACAB #NOV26 #SOLIDARITY #CAPITALISM
#RACISM #FASCISM #OBAMA #ANARCHY #ANONYMOUS #OCCUPY #OPKKK #WORLDWIDE
#UNITY #INTERNATIONAL #DONTSHOOT #RIGHTTOPROTEST

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Julien Blanc “pick up Artist” and the use of petitions to help the girls or not as the case maybe.

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Originally posted on TheAccidentalAnarchist:

The petition to deny US ‘pick-up artist’ Julien Blanc a UK visa (which I didn’t sign) reached more than 156,000 signatures. Yet a petition pressuring David Cameron to fund rape crisis centres, or to close down Yarl’s Wood – the immigration detention centre for women ( widely criticised for its treatment of vulnerables) gets barely noticed. A petition (which I signed) to close Yarl’s Wood was set up earlier this year, and has attracted fewer than 50,224 supporters signatures with another 24,776 needed. The reason I didn’t sign the Julien Blanc petition not because I didn’t agree with it but I knew that I didn’t have to. The media had already decided to make him an example and it was job done.

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So how do we get them to apply the same pressure about the shutting down of our rape crisis centres. A time when rape is now seemingly not a…

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Anonymous want Justice on November 5th

“We want our justice, that’s what we want”
Words spoken by An Anonymous activist on November 5th 2012 at the protest in London’s Trafalgar Square. This year is no different, once again on November 5th London’s Trafalgar Square is set to come alive with Guy Fawkes masks.

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This year, estimates are that over 9000 people will take to the streets of London for what has been described by online activists as an all out “LULZFEST”

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In addition to this year’s festivity’s, Ravers against police brutality are putting on a show with multiple rigs. Also, Anarchist group Class War are in town. This day is about the trolls being unleashed into the real world to search for Lulz. It’s not all about the Lulz though, Revolution is in the air, It’s important to acknowledge that on November 6th, the system will still be in place, November 5th, Is a starting point, not an ending.   (Talk to people, find each other and organize)

November 5th 2014 Initiated!

See you at the barricades.

Regards,
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK