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Across North America, Occupy celebrates its first birthday

Photo: Occupy Vancouver
Occupy Wall Street marked its first anniversary in New York, and other actions took place around North America.

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What do we do next?  The question for revolutionaries in North America is to figure out how to activate the anaesthetized. But why are we anaesthetized?

There is a realization, at least to some extent, that we are the ones responsible for the global ills; the reification of individualism and the exporting of capitalism and 'democracy,' yet the vast majority of people are too 'comfortable' to do anything more than nod their head when presented with the evidence. 

Why is this? In short, most people don’t feel enough pain on a personal level to motivate them to take risks. If this is so, do we need revolution? Yes, because we are living within a lie, and this cannot be healthy.




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Occupy Wall Street marks its first anniversary

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In Canada, on this Monday's first anniversary of Occupy, members from Occupations around southern Ontario are converging on Ottawa as Parliament resumes.

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