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7.26.03 The BE-IN is yours. (english)
22 Jul 2003
Modified: 24 Jul 2003
Q: Who is organizing this and what will it be?
A: You are and whatever you want.
Q: Who is organizing this and what will it be? A: You are and whatever you want.
Q: Who is organizing this and what will it be?
A: You are and whatever you want.
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Bring literature, stickers, buttons! (english)
23 Jul 2003
This is an opportunity to exchange propaganda, discuss revolution, speak out, and gather with people that share your anger.
skeptical (english)
23 Jul 2003
In principal, I like the idea of people taking creative actions on their own in small affinity groups. I am not so sure it will work though--it's not the usual way of organizing protests in Boston and I fear you may get large numbers of people looking for some pre-structured event--already chosen speakers, a march route, etc. It might be better to try for some intermediate form--have an organized speak out and march in Harvard Square, with plenty of room for (and encouragement of) creative actions by individual affinity groups, within certain guidelines (no violence, no property destruction, etc.--yes, I know that's not popular but I think the whole diversity of tactics thing, while it was an experiment worth trying and a noble idea, has undermined the movement in practice). I fear that as things stand now, this event will just be a chaotic mess--or a small handful of people.
You should... (english)
23 Jul 2003
You should come and try to organize the speak out and march then.
you're missing the point (english)
24 Jul 2003
You're missing the point. If I had called this rally, I would certainly feel like I had an obligation to organize something or other. However, I didn't call the rally--you did, but you're leaving it totally unstructured. Frankly, this seems really irresponsible to me. If you're intent on having something consisting only of autonomous actions, you should at least have called a meeting beforehand so different affinity groups could coordinate what they are doing and make sure that they're not stepping on each others' toes. As it is, you don't even provide any contact information, which creates the impression that you want to avoid responsibility for whatever happens.