Olympia Assembly has been asked to present at the Fearless Cities municipalist summit in New York City (along with PNW municipalist groups Seattle NAC, Demand Utopia, the Portland Metro People's Coalition and Portland Assembly). We are sending two organizers to share our work and bring back resources for our community that will help us grow… Continue reading Help Oly Assembly go the Fearless Cities NYC!
May 27th was a sunny Sunday in Sylvester Park. Around 30 community members attended the Spring assembly, and more came in and out to grab things from the really free market. Our facilitators opened up the event with an explanation of Olympia Assembly, and gave a brief summary of our story over the past year… Continue reading Report from the Spring Assembly, May 27th 2018
Housing is the thing that is on everyone's mind lately. "Will I be able to stay in my house? What if the landlord raises the rent or finds a reason to evict us?" "What if my mortgage goes bad or I can't pay? What if the police/local business owners decide to evict my tent camp… Continue reading What is housing for?
After approximately one month of organizing against Evergreen Vista management and its operator, Mercy Housing, Olympia Solidarity Network (OlySol) has forced a partial meeting of demands for improved living conditions for tenants at the Evergreen Vista apartments. Repair requests to individual units, previously neglected by management, are increasingly being executed. Progress has also been made… Continue reading Olympia Solidarity Network’s Campaign at Evergreen Vista Wins Repairs; Management Continues to Ignore Accessibility Concerns
Date: Thursday, May 10 at 1 PM - 3 PM Location: Martin Luther King Jr Way S Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118 The Olympia Solidarity Network is engaged in a campaign against the management of Evergreen Vista and their large non-profit operator, Mercy Housing. Tenants have reported delayed or refused repairs, mold infestations and a garbage disposal… Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: Picket at Mercy Housing in Seattle
Approximately two and a half weeks following our demand delivery to Evergreen Vista management we are pleased to announce that tenants have started to see some changes! The demand letter called for repairs to be made and for accessible garbage disposal to be installed. New maintenance staff have now been hired and work orders (many… Continue reading Evergreen Vista Campaign Update
For transformative ideas to take root, there must be a plan for a plan that makes the goals explicitly known. This serves 3 main functions
- A roadmap for organizers to measure their progress against
- A starting place for the education of the newly radicalized/activated
- A common program shared between radicals of diverse organizations dedicated to realizing different components of this vision
This is especially crucial to the success of long-term revolutionary organizing which seeks to alter society at the institutional and cultural level (instead of only focusing on immediate reforms, campaigns or insurrections)
The Jackson-Kush Plan
The best current example of this today is the Jackson-Kush plan, developed over a decade or more through the intensive study of the Malcom X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) for the bioregion centered around Jackson, Mississippi. From this plan, numerous organizations have been developed, leading to a more advanced/matured arena of political struggle for liberation…
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