An autonomous group has announced an Occupation Party for this Saturday in Williamsburg, in the interest of starting a series of Rolling Occupations, mounting a Spring Offensive, and exacerbating the situation in the city in order to catalyze, contextualize, and build capacity towards the May First General Strike. In short, to weave a fabric of insubordination beginning in one neighborhood and ballooning outwards.
Everyone is invited to be the crisis they want to see in 2012, set up whatever plans for action, and fundamentally alter the occupied
space as they see fit. So far we’ve heard of dancefloors, cinemas, teach-ins, and propaganda distribution to name a few, so bring your
wildest ideas and the elements necessary to realize them. Keep in mind the mild risk of police intervention, but also the possibility of staying over, so pack accordingly.
We’ll be converging at 207 North 8th Street at 10pm before heading to the space, which has lain vacant for years now, and is owned by a
bank known to invest in bio-, chemical, and nuclear weapons, as well as cluster bombs used specifically by Qaddafi against the 2011
insurgency. We’ll stay as long as we can, do as much as we can, and there are contingency plans set up in the event of eviction. Besides, we can always take it to the street.
The call is out: spread it any way you can, by phone, internet, conversation, posters- quarter and third-sheets are attached, as well
as a list of desired supplies. Design and distribute your own propaganda: just keep in mind time is limited. And if all goes well
we’ll be doing this again in two weeks.
Sound System (Portable Amplifiers, PA systems, Quarter-to-Eighth-Inch records, Ipods, DJs(?))
Furniture of any kind
Movie files for Death to Capitalism Cinema
Lights (Lamps, Xmas lights, psychedelia, etc.)
Propaganda material (Posters, Wheatpaste, Paint, Spraypaint, Banner Material, Pre-prepared Banners, Rope, Paintbrushes, Zines for newsboxes, Literature etc.)
Practical matters (surge protectors, extension cords, pushcarts)