Tue 1 Apr 2014 7:15AM

Wave of Action

DS Danyl Strype Public Seen by 14

I just got word that Occupy groups (mostly US but some others as well) and kicking off a second wave of activity between April 4 and July 4, starting with rallies at former Occupy sites:

Anyone keen to do something here in Aotearoa?


Danyl Strype Tue 1 Apr 2014 7:30AM

April 4 is really soon, but I reckon we could put the word out through the FB page and make something fun and inspiring happen in the Octagon.


Nick Tue 1 Apr 2014 7:36AM

Yea that sounds fun do you think they'll be doing something up here in wellies?


Danyl Strype Tue 1 Apr 2014 7:37AM

Do-ocracy: see a job, it's yours! :)


Lawrence Wed 2 Apr 2014 3:06AM

April 4 too soon for me but I'm up for participation in freedom claiming. Still carry the Whakaputanga flag, that flew for 105 days in Wellington Civic Square, to marches.


Nick Wed 2 Apr 2014 10:08PM

I agree with Lawrence it is to short notice but I'm keen to do something on the 3rd anniversary of occupy NZ in October.


Danyl Strype Thu 3 Apr 2014 7:30AM

I definitely think there needs to be a wave of activity on October 15, which will be 3 years since we started occupying, and 7 years since the Operation 8 raids. However, I think it would be good to start reconnecting and warming up for that by creating some actions in solidarity with the international wave between April 4 and July 4.

Election day is Sept 20, so the election will be over by O15. If we want to have any influence on the public debates and the media coverage of the election campaign (different people may have different ideas about how important that is), we need to start organising sooner.


Ruby J Powell Thu 3 Apr 2014 10:37AM

Kiaora te whanau occupy :)

Wow it has been a long time and a big journey since we all sat down in those first circles on October 15th 2011.

I think it would be a very appropriate time to reignite the fires of Occupy Aotearoa. I don't think we need to rush out on April 4th and reoccupy but lets make Aotearoa Occupy 2.0 happen!

I'm definitely not volunteering to live in a park again(!) but I would love to help develop a way we can spotlight issues, present solutions and provide a platform for people to unite upon.

It feels timely and it feels necessary. Plus I kind of miss you lot ;P




Lawrence Thu 3 Apr 2014 9:04PM

Ah Ruby .... my heart opened and eyes watered as I began reading your post. Rushing through me are the memories of Stripey, Hops, you and I 'scoping' the site for Occupy Wellington. The first week of occupation remains a "peak experience" in my life.

I had to laugh out loud at "I’m definitely not volunteering to live in a park again(!)" Me neither ... yet. Be nice to reconnect. Aroha nui!


Nick Fri 4 Apr 2014 5:07AM

Yes it would be nice to reconnect as some people may know I was rather unwell by the end of it and took a long time to come right again, I can proudly say now that I have recovered and look forward to getting in touch with the world at large again :)


Danyl Strype Sun 6 Apr 2014 3:30AM

Just noticing that those who have joined this discussion so far were all part of the Civic Sq camp, but now spread across Ōtepoti, Welly, Coromandel, and Ōtautahi. Maybe this is why it's so hard to build purely local political groups these days - the motivated focalizers are constantly moving around the country (and no doubt the world).

Be good to get some input from folks who were part of other camps, and find out where they are based now, and if they're keen to regroup.