A collection of thoughts ... from a[n exploding] boy in Toronto.
A bit of nostalgia — The Adbusters blogpost that started it all (actually, not sure if it came out via their magazine or blog first. I know there was an e-mail sent around first. But this was pretty much where it started I think we can say).
"The antiglobalization movement was the first step on the road. Back then our model was to attack the system like a pack of wolves. There was an alpha male, a wolf who led the pack, and those who followed behind. Now the model has evolved. Today we are one big swarm of people." — Raimundo Viejo, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
"Adbusters’ Kalle Lasn, when asked why it took three years after the implosion of Lehman Brothers for people to begin protesting, said that after the election of President Barack Obama there was a feeling among the young that he would pass laws to regulate the banking system and “take these financial fraudsters and bring them to justice.” However, as time passed, “the feeling that he’s a bit of a gutless wonder slowly crept in” and they lost their hope that his election would result in change.”
“The Occupation Campaign has begun.
We are starting the Occupy Wall Street campaign tonight (Fri 07/22/11.) This is our new sitehttp://occupywallst.org/ We are spreading the word tonight, and have a number of tasks to do. Your help is needed. Please go to www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet/ or the new site (please register, we’re in this for the long haul) and volunteer for our web-media push. This is very important. Please consider this a tactical request. The Occupation of Wall Street begins tonight!
Solidarity Forever, Organize Everyone.”