December 5, 2011
Day Two: Toronto to Detroit
Our General Assembly in Toronto last night was in an old high Anglican church, with a female priest, Maggie, our gracious host. The GA raged around financial issues, and then occasionally the creativity of occupations shown through. The malls and bridges, parks and cash registers of Toronto will find their presence changed by the embodied occupation of OT. My message? I had the impulse to heal everyone in the violence-enshrined church. First of all you've got Jesus hanging from the wall and the killing history of the Brits. Then the growing pains of establishing process, bank accounts, levels of tasking among anarchists - it was exhausting and confusing there for a minute. But we prayed in a secular way that occupied the church, and livestreamed it back to Global Revolution.
We now must invade the 1%, occupy them as we occupy ourselves. The discovery that living life in the open is a devastating protest strategy has now been clubbed and pepper-sprayed into a revolution that is everywhere. It was our continuing to move forward with body and soul that was unmistakable. Now we'll cross this bridge after the violence and the bad weather. Toronto rocks. Revolujah!