Occupy 2.0 Ōtepoti
Due to atrocious climate change in the southern capital on Sat 13 Oct, the Occupy Dunedin FaceBook group called for a noisy rally in the Octagon at midday on Sun 14.
We must have missed it, coz when we arrived at half past there was no sign of anybody. Not to be put off, we proceeded to announce to all and sundry by means of chalk that Occupy still lives and breathes, foreshadowing a resurgence of activity over the coming months. Two homed activists and one homeless activist (who contributed the tag style additions to our agit-prop) represented today. The longest campaign of direct action can start with a single chalk tag.
"You know, if one person, just one person does it
they may think he's really sick and they won't take him.
And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,
they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.
And if three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out.
They may think it's an organization.
And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,
I said fifty people a day walking in singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement."