Apparently, somebody in the retail industry was also worried that protests would cut into their sales.
Articles: Occupy (9)
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.
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.
In the new space that appears, however briefly, the old rules no longer apply.
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.
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 …
Conflict and Change in the Era of Economic Decline: Part 3 - Scenarios for simplification: the options for managerial elites
Setting aside the discussion of international conflict, what will be the options of nations for dealing internally with economic decline? So far, the first resort of many countries has been fiscal austerity.
•Could Economic Growth Kill Us? •Occupy Wall Street campaigners buy-up debt to abolish it •Shift Change (new movie) •Small towns attract Spanish job seekers (video)
Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy offshoot Strike Debt, has caused quite a stir online and in the media (see the Telegraph, Huffington Post, and Guardian).