Author Archives: Yotam Marom

On Kimani Gray, and on not walking away

March 16th, 2013 | Posted by Yotam Marom in Articles & Essays - (0 Comments)
brooklynprotest-31313

Another black youth has been shot and killed by cops in a society where that is not an aberration but the norm, where mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, where the crises of today are part of a brutal history of white supremacy inextricably bound with patriarchy and capitalism. Read more

6940107501_5a8a1e0432

We are building a global movement, and elites are beginning to mobilize the incredible power at their disposal to do it whatever damage they can – media and scholarship to discredit us, laws and regulations to constrain us and sheer violence to repress us. Read more

Liberating the Impossible

November 11th, 2011 | Posted by Yotam Marom in Articles & Essays | Writing by Our Members - (Comments Off)
6237370527_6eea51c948

We need institutions truly capable of meeting peoples’ needs – we need health clinics and social workers, democratic schools and worker cooperatives, neighborhood assemblies and reclaimed homes. We need them on a large scale, and we need to defend them from the attacks of the status quo. We need to take space not symbolically, but for keeps. Read more

We Are Winning – What Do We Want?

October 13th, 2011 | Posted by Yotam Marom in Articles & Essays | Writing by Our Members - (Comments Off)

Make no mistake about it, we are not aimless; we simply speak a different language – a language of mutual respect, participation, self-management, and action. We make our demands in this language that screams that we are here for the long-run, that our goal is not merely reform, that our vision is deep and radical, that we will not be bought off or co-opted, and that we are prepared to struggle in order to win not only those gains we can pronounce now but also those we can’t even fully articulate yet. Read more

A Brief Analysis from a Wall Street Occupier

October 4th, 2011 | Posted by Yotam Marom in Articles & Essays | Writing by Our Members - (Comments Off)

The occupation of Wall Street is now in its third week. Thousands of people have worked and fought for it, have given it their time, their bodies, their ideas, their blood. People have used their bodies as shields, sent letters of solidarity, marched, slept out, donated, tweeted, and more. There are thousands more still who have not been with us, whether because of geographical reasons or because they are busy struggling elsewhere.
Read more