please governments. please keep attacking, raiding, decamping, whatever word you want to use. please keep it up. sure it frustrates us and makes us angry and destabilizes our infrastructure, but the Occupation is an idea. you cannot evict an idea. it’s not just our Occupations now. this has transformed the dinner conversations and talk on the buses and trains and planes across the nation. this is bigger than each of us. your attacks against us are successful in the immediate short term, but do nothing but embolden us, electrify us, unite us and make us stronger.
we’ll go on the run, we’ll have our GA without a Homebase, but in this act, we become stronger. there is a wave, nay, a tsunami if indignant rage we are tapping into, and while we might not be the wave, we’re certainly surfing at the forefront.
your attacks are changing us and causing us to grow and adapt. the shaming of UC Davis Chancellor Katehi with a wall of silent protesters was absolutely beautiful, intense and unnerving. it’s not a new tactic, but it’s going to be used far more often. the projection on the Verizon building in NYC? also not a new tactic, but certainly very effective, especially in light of the positive and uplifting nature of the message.
take hope occupiers! we are winning. it’s going to be a long struggle, but we’re getting better and learning and moving into new areas. repeat it to yourself: we are winning.
love and solidarity,