AN INSPIRING message of defiance and hope has been sent out to the world by one of the young activists in the Occupy Oakland movement, following the weekend's clashes.
Declares Boogie Man on his blog: “I will seek the changes I marched for tonight until I win or die. It is the task of my generation, worldwide, to return power to the people.
"Governments around the world are quickly realizing that our generation will not back down.
"This is bigger than ‘occupy’, this is bigger than one country, one problem, or one protest. The people want their world back. We are fighting for our future, and we are winning.”
Anarchist blogger Paul Cudenec comments: "This is exactly the spirit I have been writing about over the last couple of years – the spirit that is necessary if we are ever going to save our planet from death by capitalism.
"This kind of force of opinion has got nothing to do with two-dimensional party political programmes or efforts to ‘build towards’ some short-term reformist goal.
"This is the real thing. This is the life force swelling up from the collective unconscious and manifesting itself in an individual who feels its power and is ready to be guided by it.
"As every previous generation of rebels fades away, a new one is born to take its place – and to push even harder against the system that is blocking its potential."
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