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UW-Milwaukee Theatre Building Indefinitely Occupied

We’re writing from inside UWM’s Peck Theatre building which is currently being indefinitely and openly occupied by between 50 and 100 people. The occupation is happening after over a thousand students, TAs and faculty members walked-out of the University of Milwaukee. Those participating in the walk-out and subsequent march held banners reading “School’s out Forever” and “Strike, Occupy, Takeover” among other things. The stated intent of the occupation is to act in solidarity with those occupying the capital building in Madison, those striking and resisting austerity in the Midwest, and with the uprisings throughout the Middle East. People have announced a dance party later tonight. There is food and music and riot porn being projected on the walls. In general the atmosphere is festive and relaxed. A lot of people are socializing or re-decorating the space. Some adorable senior citizens brought us cheesecake as a token of their solidarity with the struggle. The general sentiment among the occupiers is to extend the occupation as long as possible. Word has reached us of an occupation on the UW campus in Beloit. (More info later)

We graciously request from comrades abroad:

-Pizza, Soda, Snacks (to be delivered to the UW-Milwaukee Theatre building)
-Incendiary propaganda relating to crisis, austerity and occupation
-Pillows
-Sweet Dance Mixes
-More occupations, strikes, walk-outs and sick-outs
-Love letters
-And anything else you have access to in abundance.

Fuck Scott Walker them all.

Packages can be addressed to:

732 e. Clarke Street
Milwaukee, WI
53212

Plus a few people went wild and made this list of demands. Both “nothing” and “everything” are demanded.


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Solidarity from New York, obviously!

Comment by andyfolk

i’ll sends ya da soooda up nort der

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuwWvPGul3o

This is great to see. Total and absolute solidarity! Berkeley couldn’t pull it off last night — fuck the pigs — but we’ll offer what we can in offensive solidarity.

Love,

Ilya d’Une

Comment by from berkeley/the bay/santa cruz

I’ll be on campus until 4:30-5:00pm today. All I have on me is a few bucks and less than a pack of cigarettes. You’re welcome to either.

Comment by Anonymous

Promise me that whenever the occupation ends, you’ll continue writing communiques about how awesome the occupation was, and how it inspired everything that comes after it. Also, promise me that some of the people involved will start thinking they’re the hottest shit around, leading to internecine fighting over who, in fact, IS the hottest shit around, which will devolve the anarchist scene in Milwaukee into some kind of identity guerilla war that will destroy anything positive from this action.

Oh yeah, solidarity!

Comment by blah

Not very likely.

Comment by toutniquer

it was actually very lame and it was hardly an occupation.

Comment by destruction

Yes, this response illustrates many things. A few of which that are apparent:

1) There is misunderstanding which posits moving from a point where collective struggle (class war, social war, civil war) are completely undeveloped or atrophied to a situation of immense revolutionary vibrancy and power will not be lame or frustrating, when I think this is necessarily not the case.
2) It demonstrates an analysis produced in the absence and isolation from collective struggle.
3) That the university is a lame place is more than a proven fact.

Comment by toutniquer

What pizza place do you want delivery from?!

Comment by Jane

The Green Party of New York State stands in solidarity! Viva la revolucion.

The NY State Green Party

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