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Articles: Occupy (13)

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A Charter for Democracy

Whatever happened to the 15-M Movement? Where did Occupy go?

How did we get here anyway? A look back at the history of corporations

How did we get to a state where corporations seem to have more legal (and financial) access to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness than the average citizen?

Loosening the grip of oligarchy

...the next political phase of the campaign started by Occupy is now starting to emerge.

Alternative horizons - understanding Occupy's politics

For us, the misunderstanding of Occupy-style politics concerns the criteria by which Occupy-style movements are measured.

Black Friday strikes back with ‘freedom to shop’

Apparently, somebody in the retail industry was also worried that protests would cut into their sales.

"We Are Living in the World Occupy Made": New York City Voters Elect Mayor Who Vows to Tax the Rich

We begin today with a look at how Tuesday’s election signaled a sea change in New York City as voters chose a candidate who repeatedly emphasized his progressive vision.

Review: The Democracy Project

Understanding social movements, what causes them and makes them succeed, are the elusive questions that David Graeber’s latest book, The Democracy Project. A History. A Crisis. A Movement, confronts in response to the contemporary Occupy movement.

Occupy at Two

In the new space that appears, however briefly, the old rules no longer apply.

Too soon to tell: The case for hope, continued

Ten years ago, as a contrarian and a person who prefers not to see others suffer, I tried to undermine despair with the case for hope.

The Democracy Project

David Graeber, who was actively involved in the early days of Occupy Wall Street and continues to work to advance its principles, starts his new book The Democracy Project with a fascinating (if long) personal history of how OWS found its legs and what it had to deal with (notably the brutal …

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