Ein brandneues Game ist auf dem Markt.

Alle verlieren das Spiel, wenn jemand zuerst körperliche Gewalt einsetzt.
Die Teams "Demonstranten" und "Polizisten" pushen sich gegenseitig so hoch, bis einer der Mitspieler körperliche Gewalt einsetzt. Wer körperliche Gewalt ausübt, fliegt aus dem Level "Demokratie" und muss zurück in die vorherige Schwierigkeitsstufe "Autokratie".

Das Spiel heisst übrigens "Macht" und ist demnächst in gut sortierten Computerläden käuflich zu erwerben.
#OccupyDavis #OccupyWallStreet #OWS

Conflicted about how to feel about yesterday's police pepper spraying student protesters at UC Davis [1][2]. Disgusted? Yes. Unresolved? Yes.

I don't have the full story, but these crackdowns are happening across the country (and over the world, as I understand it), and yet the solidarity of the #Occupy movement nearly seems to be the thing itself, rather than any specific demands (yet). As +Kevin Fox said here on +Google+, "It seems like #OWS is quickly becoming a national protest over the lack of right to protest."

After reading UC Davis junior faculty member Nathan Brown's open letter to [3] UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi calling for her resignation, the overarching goals are still unclear:

"I am writing to tell you in no uncertain terms that there must be space for protest on our campus. There must be space for political dissent on our campus. There must be space for civil disobedience on our campus. There must be space for students to assert their right to decide on the form of their protest, their dissent, and their civil disobedience—including the simple act of setting up tents in solidarity with other students who have done so."

I support free speech expression and the enrichment of public discourse, and, in writing anyway [4][5], the Chancellor appears to as well.

So how do tent cities factor into protected expression? Considering how senseless and disproportionate the police violence seems [6], it's not obvious to me why keeping the camps are worth suffering this kind of abuse. Is it that the camps are a physical reminder of the 99%'s ubiquity and solidarity? Is the idea that symbolize the disparity between the way the 1% and the 99% live respectively (i.e. in Wall Street high rises versus tent camps)?

What started out as an AdBusters campaign [7] has quickly become a distributed mass movement; the question is: where is it headed? What changes would represent success? And will those changes be achieved before cynical anti-OWS media campaigns [8] undermine the spirit of change and engagement?
If this mission captures what Occupy is...

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET is a leaderless people powered movement for democracy that began in America on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish acampadas, we vow to end the monied corruption of our democracy …

...will the 99% Declaration be accepted as the doctrine of record for this decentralized movement?

Hmm. It occurs to me that +Ori Brafman's Starfish and the Spider [10] would make for excellent reading material for anyone participating or wanting to learn more about how or if this movement will achieve its intended goals...

[1] http://boingboing.net/2011/11/18/police-pepper-spraying-arrest.html

[2] http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2011/11/19/uc-davis-chancellor-called-to-resign-after-police-pepper-spray-students/

[3] http://youtu.be/kNHXuf6qJas

[4] http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/messages/2011/protest_action_111811.html

[5] http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/messages/2011/taskforce_111911.html

[6] http://bicyclebarricade.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/open-letter-to-chancellor-linda-p-b-katehi/

[7] http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/occupywallstreet

[8] http://upwithchrishayes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/19/8896362-exclusive-lobbying-firms-memo-spells-out-plan-to-undermine-occupy-wall-street-video

[9] http://the99declaration.org


/via +Xeni Jardin+Rick Klau+Jack Hebert
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