Jan. 28th: Occupation Party
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 outward.
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 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.
Supply list: sound system (portable amplifiers, PA systems, quarter-to-eighth-inch cords, 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).
207 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn