What happens now? What is needed now? Here are two articles discussing the occupation with some analysis…
What is needed is a broad social movement throughout California with the capacity to articulate a new collective vision for the future that will replace this era of narrow special interests and for-profit social engineering. Nobody is sure at this time what a social movement to fix the system will look like yet, but experience has taught a hard lesson to students who protest cuts to their education: petitioning and attempts to negotiate with administrators do not work. The only choice left is to escalate their protests and, when necessary, occupy spaces. The student occupiers believe one of the first steps to building such a social movement is to show that escalation and occupation are necessary and possible.
also, this recently appeared in the UK the Guardian. An interesting piece titled, “A communist revival?”
What is now needed is for workers and students to stop making demands on the state, whether that be nationalisation, concessions or government intervention; and figure out how to take their occupied spaces and make them their own.
We’ll begin to update this page periodically with other information, and hopefully a short documentary about what the occupation was about.