3/6 Discussion Group Readings

Location:  104 Hovland Hall, OSU

Time:  6:30 – 7:30

In the last couple of weeks, the reading group has been discussing direct action strategy and whether the movement is engaging in a kind of organizing that will attract wide numbers of the 99%.  This week we look at readings that suggest the kinds of direct action that might expand the base of Occupy from the ranks of working people.  All are welcome.


George Lakey, “Activism for the end times:  Mass actions or focused campaigns?”  http://wagingnonviolence.org/2012/02/activism-for-the-end-times-mass-actions-or-focused-campaigns/


Shamus Cooke,”Reform vs. Revolution Within Occupy”  http://www.portlandoccupier.org/2011/12/16/reform-vs-revolution-within-occupy/


Short video interview of Grace Lee Boggs talking to Occupy:


If you are traveling by car, there is parking directly behind Hovland. http://oregonstate.edu/campusmap/?zoom=16&type=normal&centerlat=44.5664405984039&centerlng=-123.28127861022949&layers=1,&locations=820,