Is standing up, interrupting, and getting kicked out of a meeting a good direction for Occupy? It’s the new trend and has been showing up at conventions, meetings, and fundraisers worldwide. One form of such crashings, known as mic checking, makes use of the #OWS People’s Mic technique. The most inspiring early example, perhaps, was the mic checking of the NYC Department of Education board meeting done by Occupy Wall Street in October:
Earlier examples of this strategy were implemented several years ago by Medea Benjamin and Code Pink to interrupt congressional hearings and the Republican National Convention:
What do you think? Is this a good way for marginalized voices to be heard? Do drastic times call for drastic action to get messages out, or is this just unproductive?
A few more examples of crashings and mic checks around the nation:
Occupy ‘Messenger’ Interrupts Congressional Deficit Super Committee Hearing
99%ers Mic Check Newt Gingrich At Harvard
Occupiers Crash Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Party With Human Red Carpet
JP Morgan Mic Checked At Princeton