Mel King on #Occupy: You Have the Right to Revolution!
In this impromptu talk, veteran organizer and movement thinker Mel King, outlines his thoughts about the significance of the #Occupy movement, its potential for radical social change and its methods. Although an enthusiastic supporter of the movement, Mel suggests that in time the movement will have to choose targets (once it is ready) and also consider moments where the consensus process may be less effective. He goes on to applaud the movement for engaging in the battle of ideas, "You are occupying minds!"
Video courtesy of David Ludlow
The talk came with less than a minute's preparation at an informal 60-person social at encuentro 5 yesterday - hosted by Massachusetts Global Action and Open Media Boston. Mel was introduced by another movement veteran, Paul Shannon of the American Friends Service Committee and the Majority Agenda Project.
For a full transcript of Mel's talk visit http://encuentro5.org/home/node/236/.
Suren Moodliar is a coordinator of Massachusetts Global Action.