To Sydney Council
I was disgusted to learn of the recent decision to attempt to remove Occupy Sydney.
Say what you like about Occupy, the facts remain these; Occupy Sydney was, and still is, an experiment in democracy. It has served as a nexus for self-education and for mutual support and aid. For months Occupy maintained a free school, which I was privileged to benefit from. Recently it has begun to organise food for the homeless. It has no plans to wind up.
I’m confident that Occupy will continue. Unlike the glittering city of façades you want for Sydney, Occupy is a community. It’s built on principles that have a future; equality, direct democracy and solidarity, it will not fold. Further, it’s presumptuous of you to imagine that your petty little rulings can have any long term effect on Occupy, a global movement that seeks the abolition of the present state of the world, including the fiefdom in which you pull cogs.
Shame on all council members who supported this proposal. May you live to see yourselves become irrelevant.