[Note: On this one-month anniversary of the occupation, on Sunday, November 6, these reflections from Sachio Ko-yin are a nice reminder of how it felt in the early days of Occupy Philly.]
MOMENT AGAINST CAPITAL
By Sachio Ko-yin
this is from the first week of Occupy Philly, the first in a series of personal reflections and analysis
Last Tuesday, October 4th was the second General Assembly meeting in Philadelphia. Assembled in pulsing solidarity with the Wall Street Occupation, and by rapid and disciplined direct democracy, a church stuffed to the brim with nearly a thousand people managed to decide what action should be taken. The decision was to seize space at City Hall, set up an occupation, and make it a base of operations.
For me, that meeting was electrifying. Since then, days have been like years.