Category: Occupy Movement

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Antonio Carty: Wild Cats Of Brooklyn

Wild Cats Of Brooklyn – From the Peoples occupation of Brooklyn bridge.   This is from a series I call Documentary Expressionism – Where using photos collected from real events in the world I make an expression of art with hopefully a respect to that event. You can see more on my ZSpace Photo Albums. Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Direct Action, Occupy Wallstreet, and the Future of Housing Justice: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

As a commentator, educator, public intellectual, and one of the best-known anarchist voices in the U.S., Noam Chomsky has become a defining perspective as social movements develop. His analysis of the shift in global capitalism, and our own role in its flux, has seen a recharge of importance as we entered the “new normal” of Read more…

Ian Sinclair: Book review: You Can’t Evict An Idea. What Can We Learn From Occupy? by Tim Gee

Inspired by the Arab Spring, the Spanish Indignados and the Occupy movement in the United States, on 15 October 2011 there were simultaneous protests in 900 towns and cities around the world. The London demonstration established an Occupy camp next to St Paul’s Cathedral to bring attention to the crisis-hit banking system, staying until they Read more…

Peter Rugh: Occupy Sandy Builds Worker Power In Far Rockaway

Three and a half months ago, the walls upstairs at the Church of the Prophecy in Far Rockaway, a low-income coastal neighborhood of New York City, were covered with maps of where help was most needed. The church was a hub for the Occupy Sandy relief effort after Hurricane Sandy. Now, nearly five months after Read more…

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Zachary Bell: Occupy Everyone: Making Revolutionaries, Not a Revolution

If the dynamic of a diverse safe space in which people dismantle oppressions through conflict resolution is at the root of Occupy's transformative potential, then perhaps there's not a distinct formula that can be reproduced, but simply spread – a culture – that people can choose to adopt. Occupy Sandy has been lauded as more Read more…

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Mumia Abu Jamal: Rosa Luxemburg and Occupy

Meiner freunden; Wie geht's? I recently did a thought experiment of Rosa Luxemburg and gave her a role in advising the young activists. I will not repeat that practice. Her spirit, however, of principled and resistance to Imperialism and advocacy of revolution over reform, endears her to us, and informs young activists involved in struggle against Read more…

Colin O: Occupy is Dead. Now What?

How do we move beyond movement moments, and start taking strategic advantage of the moment in such a way that strengthens our efforts decades down the road? Did we gain strength from involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement, or not? Is the idea of Occupy Wall Street a short-sighted route to building mass revolutionary Read more…

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Naomi Wolf: Revealed: How The FBI Coordinated The Crackdown On Occupy

It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group Read more…

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Laura Gottesdiener: Occupy Homes, One Year On And Growing Daily

“We are about to take this house over, okay?” shouted Reneka Wheeler, speaking slowly and emphasizing each word as she stood in front of a vacant house in southwest Atlanta two weeks ago. It wasn’t really a question; the home had already been cleaned up and secured, and the only thing left to do was Read more…

Peter Rugh: Hurricane Sandy Relief Turns To Protest

The stakes are high for people in the Rockaways. More than month and a half after Superstorm Sandy, winter is setting in and many of the ten thousand residents of this Queens neighborhood still lack heat or electricity. Many have no hot water. And there’s another festering crisis: mold. It’s lurching up Rockaway walls, crawling Read more…

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