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Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage

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Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police. The occupations were a "brilliant" idea, he says, but now it's time to "move on to the next stage" in tactics. He suggests political organizing in the neighborhoods.

Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage

Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police. The occupations were a "brilliant" idea, he says, but now it's time to "move on to the next stage" in tactics. He suggests political organizing in the neighborhoods.

The Occupy camps have shown people how "to break out of this conception that we're isolated." But "just occupying" has "lived its life," says the man who is the most revered radical critic of American politics and capitalist economics.

Chomsky gave his counsel answering questions in a small group after a speech Monday evening, December 12, in the 1000-seat Westbrook Middle School auditorium (a/k/a Westbrook Performing Arts Center), which was filled to capacity. The speech was sponsored by the University of New England's Center for Global Humanities.

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The Occupy movement's repression, which Chomsky decried, has a saving grace, he said: the opportunity for it to expand more into "the 99 percent" by engaging people "face to face."

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This Is what the Between Stage Looks Like!
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, December 30 2011 @ 12:51 PM CST
Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage
Authored by: Dr Karl on Friday, December 30 2011 @ 02:55 PM CST

That sounds like a good idea!

The Occupy Wall Street Movement has given birth to the Occupy the University Movement. We're a few at McMaster in Hamilton Canada, who soon will be kicked out of the Student Center, I guess. Although the President is quite positive, I doubt he has much power over the MIFGRAM-Complex (Military-Industrial-Financial-Governmental-Religious-Academic-Media- COMPLEX, who is running the show!!!

Are there other Occupy the University groups out there?

Any advice for the students?

Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage
Authored by: ArchStanton on Friday, December 30 2011 @ 05:28 PM CST

And support your local Infoshops while you're at it (including this website). 

That's right, this is a shameless plug for decentralized anti-authoritarian community organizations.

There was life before Occupy, you know.