ICE, given its roots in Ed Notes, has always stressed education --- analyzing events rather than action. Other groups look more to action. Some like GEM blend both. One thing is clear --- you can"t do much without a committed core of activists who are willing to do the hard work. Thus I view the first stage not as a mass movement but in terms of a one or two hundred on the same page with trust in each other.
One reason the action at the NY Post yesterday was "successful" despite a low turnout was this building of a sense of working together. Going to the bar afterwards is just as important. Here are more upcoming related activities with the Nycore conf leading the way tomorrow.
Hello all SOTU Activists:
Starlight Diner, 9th Ave and 34th Street
(1/2/3A/C/E to 34th)
Shades of Green Pub - 125 East 15th Street