Category Archives: OWS

Swarm Wall Street: why an anti-political movement is the most important political force on the planet

Why are people occupying Wall Street? The US political elite and mainstream media don’t know what to make of it. ‘Anti-capitalist and unAmerican’, says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, echoing the sentiments of the conservative left and political right. The … Continue reading

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Occupy the long view

What many in the Occupy movement are now searching for is a way to think collectively about strategy. I don’t know anyone who expects that a lone intellectual will emerge with The Way Forward. What are needed are tools that … Continue reading

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Occupy Network – a place to discover Occupy

It is with great pride and humility that we announce the most major development our team has undergone since its founding: We have become the Occupy Network. Over the past year and a half we have sent 65 ‘Your Inbox: … Continue reading

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The Crisis and a Way Forward: What We Can Learn from Occupy Wall Street

The financial crisis of 2007 has generated ubiquitous commentary; it also spurred a global grassroots uprising that began with Occupy Wall Street. This movement provided a unique analysis of the crisis as well as a practical example of a way … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change

Somewhere at the core of almost every intellectual discipline is an attempt to explain change – why and how things change, and how we negotiate these transformations. These are among the most ancient of philosophical questions. In this collection of … Continue reading

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The Occupy Movement and the Politics of Educated Hope

Central to the Occupy movement is the premise that hope as a subversive, defiant practice should provide a link, however transient, provisional and contextual, between vision and critique, on the one hand, and engagement and transformation on the other. But … Continue reading

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The Future of Occupy General Assemblies

The Future of Occupy newsletter – This issue is the labor of love of The Future of Occupy collaborative, a group of individuals tending the gardens of the movement’s collective intelligence and wisdom.  We seed, feed and weed its gardens … Continue reading

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If Not Now, When?: How student protest can help save US higher education

Students therefore wield a particular form of power in the current era. First, the surge of new young voters into the electoral arena has party strategists re-calculating numbers and re-thinking policy positions. Second, universities and colleges need young bodies for … Continue reading

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Generation Threat: Why the Youth of America Are Occupying the Nation

The context which underpins the largely youth-driven “Occupy” phenomena evidences dramatic and defining differences which can be discovered in the measurable and widespread deterioration in American society, captured in the life-prospects of the young. While defined by large-scale risks, Generation … Continue reading

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Strategic Directions for Occupy Wall Street

Famed sociologist Frances Fox Piven and labor organizer Stephen Lerner discuss how Occupy Wall Street could grow into a major political movement that draws millions into the streets. “I’m absolutely convinced that Occupy is the beginning of another massive protest … Continue reading

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