KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

For now, the real work of occupy - rebuilding community

The Southern Freedom movement was built on community (interconnected personal relationships)  (see movie, Once Upon a Time when we were colored)

the tactics of the Southern Freedom movement didn't translate very well to the urban setting because it was based on community.

This makes me believe that social movements are built on the foundation of community.

So what is community?

This video does a nice job in explaining how the city and capitalism undermine community and that the nature of the seizure (reclaiming) of public space by occupy was intuitively brilliant.

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