On March 2 and 3, an Occupy inspired campaign will take place in the Jan van Galen neighbourhood. Occupy Campaign is not selling anything, nor is it a political party. Occupy Campaign aims to bring politics back to their source: to the neighbourhood and the street. Watch the video below:
According to statistics from the previous election, 92.5% of the people in this neighbourhood did not vote for the current government! In other words, only a very small section of the inhabitants are actually represented by those in power. This is typical of the way politics are unable to truly connect with everyday life. We have no influence on many important decisions in our lives, and our current politics havetaught us to accept this. Politics have been reduced to casting your vote once every four years.
Occupy Campaign maintains that politics do not belong to politicians alone, and wants to enable politics to return to where they belong: your own life. That’s where politics start, and what politics should start with.