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Reflections on OWS, the Profits System, and Wisconsin


We are not aimless; we simply speak a different language – a language of mutual respect, participation, self-management, and action. We make our demands in this language that screams we are here for the long-run, that our goal is not merely reform, that our vision is deep and radical, that we will not be bought off or co-opted, and that we are prepared to struggle in order to win not only those gains we can pronounce not but also those we can’t even fully articulate yet….

Yotam Marom, OWS activist, October 13, 2011

 

 

One commonly hears that carping critics complain about what is wrong, but do not present solutions. There is an accurate translation for that charge: “they present solutions and I don't like them."

 Noam Chomsky, 2006

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