Ows is an operation lets build a real movement!

4 Sep

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.

6 Responses to “Ows is an operation lets build a real movement!”

  1. Ason Indigo September 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Your mad because regular citizens ask you not to be streamed. What part of ows to you means we turn into a big brother society? Your argument that cops have you on cctv anyway and your in a public space isn’t good enough, Because streamers aren’t supposed to act like the cops, We can do better. Occupy is a leaderless movement and doesn’t need policing. We need streamers, ppl covering these events to add a layer of protection for the activist. Many times cops arrest a protester and on the report say oh this person was resisting arrest that’s why i had to use brutal force and the judge most times sides with the police. We as the livestream crew can go no way i have the video right here that proves this cop is lying. That is the major purpose of the livestreamer, I’m tired of repeating myself. When there isn’t a an arrestable action and were just having a meeting about tactics of course we don’t want it livestreamed because then the cops watching your stream *(and Yes they monitier all occupy streamers) will know our “big secret” they will be waiting for us and ppl could get hurt at a demonstration as a result. It seems that your only pushing this issue to gain viewership at the expense of the movement from my eyes. And hay more power to you, just remember the Pig is the enemy not occupy and also please show each other respect and a level of decency. Should you stream some of the random junkies and drunks that sometimes show up just for free food, maybe and that’s your call i don’t believe in censorship at all but that’s not the whole movement. We are trying to do something big to change the dialogue and hold our elected official’s responsible for there actions or lack of action concerning the banks , our debt and the overall discussion of our democracy and what it means to be free. We must all work together. Im disgusted that your “Howard Stern” like approach keeps your viewers entertained and you should be to.

    • recai iskender September 5, 2012 at 3:43 am #

      Ows is oppressor from the beginning because it is an operation from the oppressor.

      There is no good censorship. Any effort to restrict free expression and the free flow of information aids the oppressor. Fighting oppression with censorship is self-defeating.

      The Universal Right to Free Expression:

      An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

      Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right and the foundation for self-government. Freedom of expression encompasses the freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly, and association, and the corollary right to receive information.

      The American Library Association endorses this principle, which is also set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Preamble of this document states that “. . . recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world. . .” and “. . . the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people. . . .”

      Article 18 of this document states:

      Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

      Article 19 states:

      Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.

      Article 20 states:

      Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
      No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
      We affirm our belief that these are inalienable rights of every person, regardless of origin, age, background, or views. We embody our professional commitment to these principles in the Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, as adopted by the American Library Association.

      We maintain that these are universal principles and should be applied by libraries and librarians throughout the world. The American Library Association’s policy on International Relations reflects these objectives:

      “. . . to encourage the exchange, dissemination, and access to information and the unrestricted flow of library materials in all formats throughout the world.”

      We know that censorship, ignorance, and limitations on the free flow of information are the tools of tyranny and oppression. We believe that ideas and information topple the walls of hate and fear and build bridges of cooperation and understanding far more effectively than weapons and armies.

      The American Library Association is unswerving in its commitment to human rights and intellectual freedom; the two are inseparably linked and inextricably entwined. Freedom of opinion and expression is not derived from or dependent on any form of government or political power. This right is inherent in every individual. It cannot be surrendered, nor can it be denied. True justice comes from the exercise of this right.

      We recognize the power of information and ideas to inspire justice, to restore freedom and dignity to the oppressed, and to change the hearts and minds of the oppressors.

      Courageous men and women, in difficult and dangerous circumstances throughout human history, have demonstrated that freedom lives in the human heart and cries out for justice even in the face of threats, enslavement, imprisonment, torture, exile, and death. We draw inspiration from their example. They challenge us to remain steadfast in our most basic professional responsibility to promote and defend the right of free expression.

      There is no good censorship. Any effort to restrict free expression and the free flow of information aids the oppressor. Fighting oppression with censorship is self-defeating.

      Threats to the freedom of expression of any person anywhere are threats to the freedom of all people everywhere. Violations of human rights and the right of free expression have been recorded in virtually every country and society across the globe.

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      The American Library Association condemns any governmental effort to involve libraries and librarians in restrictions on the right of any individual to hold opinions without interference, and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas. Such restrictions pervert the function of the library and violate the professional responsibilities of librarians.
      The American Library Association rejects censorship in any form. Any action that denies the inalienable human rights of individuals only damages the will to resist oppression, strengthens the hand of the oppressor, and undermines the cause of justice.
      The American Library Association will not abrogate these principles. We believe that censorship corrupts the cause of justice, and contributes to the demise of freedom.

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    • Eksray September 6, 2012 at 10:25 am #

      Whatever you say boss. Unless someone’s planning a military operation against the state or involved in penny ante corrupt shenanigans, ala Thorin, Aaron Black Tony, Jean Louis Bourgeois etc., I suppose secrecy would be a priority. And if the cops don’t know what to expect they may act even more brutally out of fear. If the cops have some idea of what’s going on via livestreaming, which they do anyway from any number of their plants inside the “ows” movement, there may be less violence against a group of dissenters because of the knowledge of who they are and what their agenda may be. And the knowledge and transparency gained may influence those oppressors to actually think about what it is they’re doing, particulary when they see the world and society crumbling around them and when they become conscious of themselves and their actions as they appear in a corrupt public arena via livestreaming. Work together for truth to be evident of what it is like to live in a police state, how people react to it, what they do, how they live and are afftected and the general mind states and mind sets of all people in all sectors of society during these times when the fabric of society and nature is rent apart and disintegrating. Also, Howard Stern is a disgusting capitalist pig who exploits people for profit, Recai is an anarchistic free agent who shows the world from wall street to shake down street and acts out of compassion for the crazy and downtrodden. Not all of us have the perseverance and tolerance for that. And none of us are perfect. If your disgusted, go observe another stream or attack the goddamn bloody genocidal demublicans. Free speech, free media, for free people will bring the police state to a fizzle and burn it out. Peace.

      • Eksray September 6, 2012 at 10:29 am #

        That above comment was meant in reply to Ason Indigo by the way.

    • itsbatmansilly September 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

      you are trying to work within the system. we are not. you are reformers. we are revolutionaries. and yet you only want to embrace the laws you like, discard those you do not. there is no expectation of privacy in public space. period. but thats not even the point. ows lnyc lackeys are simply making this an issue against recai to silence the one streamer not in their pocket in nyc. stay on the justin/aaron.occ air tit if you like, and be a good ‘house streamer’ but recai isnt an ows resource. we arent in it for a place at the big kids table of power to feaest on the scraps of the real power brokers.

      • recai iskender September 9, 2012 at 1:08 am #

        So well said and explanatory!

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