I want to write something in depth about my experiences in and around Occupy Oakland — including last Wednesday’s strike, which successfully shut down the Port of Oakland and was the most inspiring action I’ve ever been a part of, and the fallout from other actions later in the night — but for now, here’s an excellent piece:

The unacknowledged assimilation of peace with pacification will only fetter the movement’s potential, by keeping us bound to and within the bounds of the dictates of order. This is not to celebrate an equally unthinking embrace of property destruction or overly confrontational tactics. But we must create space for a diversity of tactics—not, as some have suggested, as code for the legitimation of violence—but as a necessary corollary to the diversity of this movement itself.

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