the site is now called olango village, and though police have cleared it twice people have been bbqing nightly and feeding crowds, funded entirely by passing the hat around. the occupy element is winding down now though. police attrition will do that. the connections made and networking done just has to translate into the next step, coalition building. we're currently working alongside a few nationalist groups to push city council candidates during a crowded non-declared party election to commit to a series of reforms.
e: this effort is part of a campaign around the Platform for Black Lives, specifically ellected citizen review boards that exclude DA + pig vets. campaigns such as these have a long history in the US, but have an unfortunate history of petering out. groundwork is being built that we hope to be able to leverage to change. if executed, pushing self-determination struggles to the forefront allows for more room to operate from friendly forces.
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Good luck out there Urbandale, hoping for safety for your organizers & allies.
thx! there have been some injuries, but not on us. here's some detailed on the ground reporting from one of the days. title is eyeroll http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/09/fear-loathing-el-cajon-1000-people-streets-alfred-olango/
Because I was an 18 year faking his way thru college and I found a job where I could smoke weed and drink beer at work
*tear begins to well up in left eye* i owned that man so much he was completely dehumanized in my mind, he was nothing more than a caricature of the worst kind of entitled whiteboy warmonger...when he died, it wasn't a man dying. it was an idea
that's what i thought, but it turned out, that idea is even stronger today. we can keep sean's spirit alive for generations to come. join the state department today
i was in AmeriCorps VISTA one year (sumimasen) and they had a "day of direct service!~" thing where instead of useless admin work they sent you out to a food bank to pull weeds and i felt more productive and happy in that one day than i did the whole rest of that year combined
pulling weeds for a day is a lot better than seasonal farming though. thats why we use the nationally oppressed to do it in the us
yea, theres a big difference between living the country bumpkin life with its varied and fulfilling range of essential agricultural tasks like petting cows,driving the tractor too fast, driving the atv too fast etc, and wearing out your fragile body toiling in the outdoor fruit factories under a cruel and blazing sun god
sometimes when i leave my job i can barely walk. but there's beer
you need a different kind of butthole beer! narf