“This is a story about the Liberty State Bank in Milwaukee which is being renovated by Occupy Milwaukee to be used as a hostel for ‘Occupy’ protesters from other cities, and for Homeless Youth. The Occupy Milwaukee group has found a way to work within the laws, for the community to model occupying through the laws, and allow us to grow as a movement.” Short Video Here Full version Video Here http://youtu.be/qUd5hpTb3Ds “
OccuDan, AKA Dan Delaney, is a desk side technician in the IT Industry with skills in many other areas. He fixes things… Hes not a politition, hes not a mediator, hes not a facilitator. He just does what needs to be done, to get everything working when needed.
OccuDan helps with streaming, media tasks (Twitter, Facebook, Press) and many other things as needed, so that the occupation can continue. He is part of the Occupation movement because of the needs of his close or extended family. The programs and way we are doing things is wrong, and no one should die because someone cant do their job. That was the breaking moment, when a family friend died, because he couldn’t get his cancer treatment, due to the state shutdown last summer. His issue wasn’t “Life Threatening” is what they told him…
Anyway, there are a ton of other reasons OccuDan does what he does. If you have questions, feel free to email him, or visit him at any of the Occupation sites he appears at.
I recently coined the term “Octivist”, initially as a simple perpetuation of the trend of adding the prefix “occu” to everything related to the Occupy movement.
The more the word octivism sat in my brain, the more it started to make sense in the grand scheme of the movement.
For years I, Charlie McAwesome, have identified as an activist. One who perpetrated and participated in individual actions to make a point. After these actions, like most, I’d go out for a beer and pizza with my friends and talk about how awesome the action was… For about 30 min. After these 30 min the grand idea, the message, dissipated into random conversations about life in general.
Activism to my mind is a serial string of individual actions in which the only continuity involved is a few people in the core group planning the next action, if any. In-between these actions business as usual continues and the 1% barely flinch.
Then came the Occupy movement.
Octivism creates actions in much the same way as activism. The difference lies in the after effects; Octvism doesn’t go out for drinks afterwords.
Octivists camp out.
Octivists take actions and continue them perpetually, creating spaces and situations and lifestyles which should be permanent, rather than an afternoon.
Octivism is about living the dream, not just dreaming.
The OccuTeam has been requested to attend the Occupy The Midwest to help with Livestream and other fun activities. We will be discussing this during our meeting on Tuesday, with everything else that we are setting up.
If you have an event, or an Action you want us at, feel free to email us!
15:30 Office of the Secretary of State, St Paul MN.
The members of OccuTeam LLC. met at the Office of the Secretary of State, in Saint Paul and filed articles of incorporation. This action will be followed with a Charter Declaration and Brainstorming meeting on Tueday, Jan 10th.
Some members of OccuTeam LLC. reinforced the protester group at the anti-NDAA action taking place at Obamas campain HQ in Minnesota.
Announced meeting time and place online and at GA in Minneapolis.