Ows in NYC is failure because it was a government operation. That is why it denied existence to the oppressed groups in its camp or decision making bodies. It always lacked the solidarity with the most oppressed groups or individuals in and around the ows. Ows did not die because of eviction or police brutality it was born fake as an operation to abort a real movement coming from real oppressed people. So I was in it from the beginning and live streaming it all the way nonstop everyday for nine months. Ows demanded general strike in may first but rebel rank and file saw this as another empty tactic or trap. Ows wanted rebels risk everything lose all but without solidarity from ows. In my case first hand experience, I was never shown any solidarity from the beginning when we the prisoners were in the nypd bus being tortured and in the jail or when we released from jail or when I was hospitalized for three days due to nypd beating in the eviction. I could not find any legal help for all these cases and film the cops case even though ows propagated to do all these. I am very lucky I found a very good law firm defending my cases after all many months passed. This lack of solidarity is especially very upsetting in so many recorded examples that owsers called me for help to film the cops brutalizing them but they never ever defend my universal human right to live stream in the public space. It is always my personal problem. Zero solidarity on this. It is always their right but never my right in the public space. For them any body can violate my right and I must respect to this violation. They argue privacy in the public space. They say I must respect their privacy in the public space. I say privacy in the public space will end up to let 1% buy all the world and declare it private space. We will have no land, water or air. All will be privatized by moneyed class. Not only that, these owsers resort to violence and all kinds intimidation you can imagine. Just like 1% does to world.
Let’s focus on real solution now. As I discussed with Michael Feldman tonight, We must build social safety networks for the unorganized jobless homeless hungry people based on freeganism and squatting which I always argued and criticized ows. We must work with rebel union rank and file to convince them that our social safety network based on freeganism and squatting is real and working well so they can easily convince all workers to go general strike confident on our networks. Always expect worse from the union leadership and police. Network must include total legal and media support for all members of this network. Our own media based on total transparency in the open public space. If you have something private go find a private space. Do not be like 1% trying to own the public space by violence.