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Saturday 15 September 2012

Occupy an Idea

"An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious and the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you."

Occupy Wall Street “put inequality on the political agenda in a way that simply wouldn’t have happened otherwise,” said Carne Ross, a former British diplomat and author who is involved in the movement. “That is an extraordinary achievement, even if Occupy never did another damn thing.”

They are still disorganized - more of an idea than a movement.  Largely, it's still a group of frustrated people, not all clear on what solutions exist to the inequities they see.  Self-appointed, they represent the 99%.
They are Occupy.  And they've never gone away. 
Occupy has a lot of work to do and face several trials by fire as their mission gestates.  Of high priority for them is the crafting of key messages, developing clear asks that provide the elevator pitch to every citizen of why it is they should care.  They're already adept at tactics - now it's time to build a strategy.  Fortunately for them, there's plenty of precedent to work with.


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