The following is some aspects of my Occupy and InterOccupy journey, which I offer as anniversary gift, but hopefully, also as an inspiration for the others like me, who aren’t very able to chip in on the ground.
|By: John Washington Thursday August 2, 2012 5:06 pm|
At the last demonstration just prior to our chance to speak, we were greeted with our usual warm welcome of “you guys can’t be here” from the Building Superintendent (and constitutional scholar). We were able to speak to plenty of people about the issue outside, with the model drone drawing people’s attention.
|By: John Washington Saturday July 7, 2012 10:00 am|
After the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, Occupy Buffalo and the Western New York Peace Center where charged with bringing Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Author of Drone Warfare: Killing By Remote Control back to Buffalo to begin a Northeast book tour.
|By: John Washington Thursday May 31, 2012 6:30 pm|
Since its inception on October 1st, Occupy Buffalo has taken their part in the fight against “Too Big to Fail Banks” holding several actions in Buffalo’s financial district a couple blocks away from the Niagara Square encampment.
|By: John Washington Wednesday May 9, 2012 2:45 pm|
Gil Scott Heron said it best; we cannot rely on so called journalists in the Mainstream Media to share our stories. Fortunately we don’t have to rely on the Media, because blogging and social media have given the individual the power to create his/her own media. Blogging allows for the instant publication of your story according to you, and with social media you can spread that information to millions of people instantaneously. Tonight’s panel can help you do that. Sign up here.
|By: John Washington Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:00 pm|
Tonight’s Occupy Supply Skill Share will feature a discussion on Finance in the Occupy Movement with FDL’s Edwin M. Walker. Ed will go over some of the best practices from different Occupy Finance Working Groups and some simple ideas your Occupation can use to start creating revenue streams to become more self sufficient.
|By: John Washington Friday April 27, 2012 10:05 am|
We had another great presentation on our weekly Occupy Supply Webinar title Outreach and Activism:Effective Outreach Lee Gaddies , Sergio Uzurin and Brian Sonenstein joined us for a discussion about out reach tactics. Lee started the conversation off with an account of the Occupy Detroit Listening tour and Outreach philosophy.
|By: John Washington Wednesday April 25, 2012 3:56 pm|
My name is John Washington from Occupy Buffalo and I will now be hosting the weekly Occupy Supply Webinars. As an Occupier I can bring a new perspective to the Occupy Supply Webinar. Guided by my experience with Occupy Buffalo I hope these webniars can become an online skill share for organizers around the country.
|By: Jackie Wilson Sunday April 15, 2012 7:00 pm|
Industrial Development Agencies — there’s one near you. While this post is about the phenomenal job Occupy Buffalo has done keeping a watchful eye on the practices of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, there are similar agencies all over the country that impact your community. Occupy your local IDA.