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Occupation of Harvard Square, Saturday: 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM (english)
03 Oct 2003
Modified: 07 Oct 2003
Come join us this Saturday for another day of resistance in Harvard Square.
The occupation of Harvard Square continues. We are on our third month. This is a disorganized event. All progressive causes are welcome. You can represent an organization or represent only yourself. Free poster board is available for making signs. Street theatre, music, chants, and all kinds of solidarity are welcome.

Most of us arrive around 1:30PM and stick around until 9:00PM (despite the official hours).

See you there.
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hehe (english)
03 Oct 2003
Who is the one making up the official hours? I thought you Anarchists didn't believe in that sort of "authoritarianism"
Third Month.... (english)
04 Oct 2003
So this is the third month? The third month of you posting the SAME "story" every week to Boston-IMC????

Look at the navigation bar... see the link Calendar?????

That is where you should now be posting your event.


Thank you, in advance, for keeping Boston-IMC free from needless spam posts.
Re: hehehe (english)
04 Oct 2003
Impressed that you got the joke.

It may rain, but still come. (english)
04 Oct 2003
It may rain on and off today. We should still continue the occupation. Bring rain gear.
occupation? (english)
04 Oct 2003
Yes, Harvard Square is occupied every day from early in the morning to late at night, then it is slightly less occupied until morning, then is occupied again.

Pretty neat, huh?

As for the wacko with the signs that show up for a few hours on Saturdays lately--most everyone in the Square has no idea they are even there.
guh-hee the troll. (english)
05 Oct 2003
There were about seven activists at the occupation this Saturday. Therefore, your report that only one person showed up is false, proving that you were not there.

No only were we noticed, but one person came up to hug us in thanks for being there. Another told us that he had seen nothing so inspiring since the 1960s and promised to join us next week. We received thousands of expressions of support and had a great time trashing the regime.

A group of punks for the pit joined us and placed a very large "Smash the State" sign on the ground in front of the entrance to the T station. It received a huge amount of attention.

So much for "guh-hee" the troll. It's nice to know that our small group is having such a large effect that brownshirt morons feel they need to post here in order to downplay our impact.
add the 's' for savings (english)
05 Oct 2003
So sue me because I forgot an 's.' It was supposed to read "wackos with signs." And the comment was not time specific to this particular Saturday--which a careful reader would have noticed. But please, by all means continue to bomb the newswire with constant notices about your "actions." Cambridge is clearly on the edge of revolution thanks to your providing a new freakshow for the tourists in Harvard Square.
Troll Alarm (RE: guh-hee) (english)
05 Oct 2003
Since when is holding signs against George Bush and the Republican Party "A FREAK SHOW?" Of course, if you support George Bush or the Republican Party, you might find those signs offensive and then go running to IndyMedia hoping that your childish posts will deceive others into believing that the successful even is a failure.

Anyway, we are not dependent on IndyMedia. Far more people see our message face to face on the street than read this newswire. We are making a huge difference. Harvard Square benefits from our action. The place is coming back to life.

Thanks for the encouragement. The next best thing to seeing the smile on a Bush Hater's face is seeing the frown on a Bush Lover's face. I'm glad to infer that you are frowning.
your kung fu is weak, odd sign holders (english)
06 Oct 2003
What myself and the few friends I've talked to about this has nothing to do with what signs you hold, but rather with your conceit that a bit of agitprop is somehow a revolutionary act. Your inexperience would be charming if you didn't feel the need to trumpet it here over and over again in such an annoying way. And calling me a troll or a right-winger is kind of disingenuous, since I don't see you all using your real names here either, and I never inferred anything about your erstwhile politics in my remarks--just took some much deserved swipes about how you come off to the public. . .and your complete misunderstanding of what effective political action looks like.
dept. of missing verbs (english)
06 Oct 2003
first sentence in previous post should read:

What myself and the few friends I've talked to about this find problematic about your action has nothing to do with what signs you hold, but rather with your conceit that a bit of agitprop is somehow a revolutionary act.
More pathetic gas from guh-hee. (english)
06 Oct 2003
Quite frankly, we're enjoying ourselves. We intend to keep on enjoying ourselves, even if it pisses you off. Quite a large number of others are enjoying it too. If it annoys some, who cares? Since when did anti-authoritarians ask for permission? Moreover, since when did anti-Authoritarians seek to embrace tradition?

By the way, being a troll has nothing to do with using an anonymous moniker, it has to do with behavior. If your only purpose in posting a message is to raise ire and provoke, you're a troll.

We will continue doing our thing. As Emma Goldman said, "If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution."

I second her opinion.
The Emma Goldman Challenge (english)
07 Oct 2003
Providing much-deserved criticism is not being a troll. And how come all those legions of people you've ostensibly inspired are not here leaping to your defense--perhaps because you all gain about the same amount of support for your endeavor as the LaRouchites or the people handing out free power bars get from time-to-time in front of Au Bon Pain.

Finally, please don't quote people you haven't read at me. Emma Goldman said alot more things than that dance quote. She worked hard as an anarchist militant, labor agitator, and publisher her entire life. She didn't just wave signs at passers-by in a well-off and open-minded space like Harvard Square in an age of easy free speech.

If you were serious you would take your show on the road to the suburbs--where you would not find such easy acceptance of your views--and sign some people up for something useful. Emma Goldman faced hostile crowds in the U.S. and abroad, and was often jailed for simply opening her mouth. The least you could do would be to face off with a bunch of flag-waving people in SUVs in Natick or Woburn--many of whose kids are actually in the military right now--and see if you can change anybody's mind about anything.

But I doubt that's going to happen. Preaching to the converted is so much easier.