Occupy retakes Catholic Church building

Image from the last Occupation at 888 Turk. They're back.

The Occupy SF Commune is back.

More than 100 activists went from a march on Market Street to the building at 888 Turk, owned by the Catholic Church, that was occupied not long ago.

“This is our home,” said one OSF person. “A lot of folks love this spot.”

He added: “Any vacant building, people have the right to use it, just like with any vacant land. These are resouces of the commuinity and tney’re not being utilized.

“We’re offering medical care and serving food right now. Everyone is welcome here, and open space for the people, just like the camp at Justin Herman Plaza.”


These bozo's are getting more and more desparate.

Posted by Guest on May. 01, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by marcos on May. 01, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

All actions like this do is reinforce images of powerlessness, complete disconnection from the 99% that they claim to speak for.

It really is like there is a preponderance of apostate Catholics spearheading this, both to take out revenge on The Church as well as work through their martyr complexes.

Posted by marcos on May. 01, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

I said this was *exactly* what the movement would detoriorate into about 5 months ago, and you were so sure I was wrong.

Gee, what happened, guy?

Any more public approval polls you'd like to show me? Would love to see the latest numbers.

Posted by Longtime Lurker on May. 01, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

The movement has not deteriorated, it has been hijacked by the unions and nonprofits, a risk I outlined earlier.

Posted by marcos on May. 01, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

Dude, you were wrong. Super wrong. Eat your shitcakes and deal with it. Happens to everyone from time to time.

And as much as I'm not a fan of many local unions and nonprofits, I'm pretty sure it's not the Nurses Union or The San Francisco Foundation that's hurling bricks off a vacant building on Turk Street right now.

So please stop boring us with that lame excuse everytime another leaderless progressive cause goes batshit crazy. The movement has absolutely deteriorated. Absolutely. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.

Posted by Longtime Lurker on May. 01, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

Of course union thugs hijacked the movement. Public employee unions want you to focus on something else while they rob us...

Posted by Guest on May. 01, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

The CNA hijacked the January 20th action away from banksters and warmongers and towards their CPMC campaign.

The SFF is a grantmaking organization that is funded by the 1%. The SFF is the entity to which subsidiary nonprofits appeal for funding, in addition to the government, and they do this by taking money and not challenging corporate power.

The pincers of the corporate and public funded nonprofits on one hand, and the public sector unions on the other are what is destroying Occupy, just like the Koch brothers network of pro-corporate nonprofits consumed the Tea Party.

Posted by guest on May. 02, 2012 @ 8:01 am

Obama campaign volunteers.

Posted by Guest on May. 01, 2012 @ 8:10 pm
Posted by Guest on May. 02, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

If this IS a former church, I assume someone still owns the property? It's not simply public land?
Seems to me that, instead of writing an article like this, someone SHOULD call the police and require them to remove these people.
It's called "trespassing".

Posted by John on May. 02, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

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