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Response to U4ikLefty (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 07:00 AM

17. Well, according to the printout they gave me

goals of the training included "Learning how we got here----who broke our economy, and how others like us have responded in the past." The 1% was mentioned. Repeatedly.

Another stated goal was to "Begin to prepare ourselves personally and as a community for non violent direct action." This Included nuts and bolts like body language, how to escalate or defuse a confrontation, role play, direct action strategies, etc.

I can't say whether this 99% Spring thing is a co-opt or not. I live in the boonies and have not yet spent time at an Occupy. But my impression was that it is in support of Occupy, not instead of Occupy.

Just my impressions, however.

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