Occupy Squads: How to respond everywhere
Occupy Squads: How to respond everywhere
By Mike Hudema / adbusters.org
Nov 3, 2011

The occupy movement continues to grow city-by-city, town by town right across Turtle Island (North America) and right across the planet. People are occupying parks and squares, banks, and businesses, now we must truly embrace the slogan ‘occupy everywhere.’

OCCUPY SQUADS

‘Occupy Squads’ are groups of people willing and committed to responding to examples of injustice created by the system, wherever they should arise. If someone is screwed over by a bank, by an employer, by government red tape, they no longer have to face it all alone – now they have a group, a squad, a movement to back them up. 'Occupy Squads' are people on call, ready to respond in the local struggle at the site of injustice, occupying until there is some justice.

Such a move would flip the system on it’s head.

The system wants to keep us separate, to keep us apart because it knows that collective action produces results. So set-up a local occupy squad and put out the word that no boardroom is safe, no corrupt bank deal will go unchecked, and no more will we deal with the attacks alone. We are together now, we have seen each other's faces, we have slept and occupied together, and now we will respond collectively. And we will respond everywhere.

Mike Hudema currently works for Greenpeace as the Climate and Energy Campaigner focusing on stopping the tar sands (the largest industrial project on the face of the planet) and bringing about a green job future. He is also a climb trainer with the Ruckus Society.

 

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Occupy Squads
Photo credit: Occupy Wall Street Signs

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