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#OccupyWallStreet Documentaries (3): American Autumn: An Occudoc (the movement two years on)

Kelly McCartney writes: Now available on iTunes, American Autumn compiled experiences from New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC, in an effort to answer two questions: What does the Occupy movement stand for? And what are the movement’s demands? Among the luminaries included are Naomi Klein, Michael Moore, and Cornel West Watch it here:

#OccupyWallStreet Documentaries (2): The 99%: Occupy Everywhere (the movement two years on)

Kelly McCartney writes: “Narrated by Lou Reed, this doc looks at the wide swath of the population burned by the economic crisis, from a 22-year-old college graduate to a 92-year-old grandmother, from a Marine veteran to a police captain. They discuss issues like health care, education, the environment, income inequality, and unemployment. Economist Jeffrey Sachs… Continue reading

#OccupyWallStreet Documentaries (1): Occupy The Movie (the movement two years on)

Kelly McCartney writes: “In Occupy: The Movie, Corey Ogilvie chose to narrow his focus to ground zero for the Occupy movement — New York City. Industry accountability, systemic corruption, government oversight, and consolidated media all are glimpsed through the lens of activists, journalists, and scholars, including iconic progressive thinkers Noam Chomsky and Cornel West. And… Continue reading

Global May Manifesto of the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

Publication was delayed because of my travels, but this text is still significant: Excerpt: We do not make demands from governments, corporations or parliament members, which some of us see as illegitimate, unaccountable or corrupt. We speak to the people of the world, both inside and outside our movements. We want another world, and such… Continue reading

Peer to Peer User Owned Communications Infrastructure at #OccupyWallStreet and beyond

Gordon Cook has done it again, in providing a very detailed treatment of the alternative, user-owned p2p infrastructures that are emerging, and detailing in particular the case study of Isaac Wilder’s FreedomTower meshwork. Very much work reading also as a historical document on the OWS movement’s technological spin-offs: Peer to Peer User Owned Communications Infrastructure

Jodi Dean: #OccupyWallStreet as a Necessary Call for Collectivity

Excerpted from Jodi Dean, this article focuses on how OWS achieved ‘practical unity’ through the occupation tactic: “The continuity of occupation has been a potent remedy to the fragmentation, localism, and transitoriness of contemporary left politics. Occupation unites and disciplines via local, self-organized, assemblies. This “unity” has not meant accord with a “party line” or… Continue reading

Jodi Dean’s Critique of #OccupyWallStreet’s “Tactics as a Brand” Strategy

OWS should not use the same strategies as ‘communicative capitalism’, argues Jodi Dean: “The movement brings together a variety of groups and tendencies—not all of them compatible. Many in the movement see that as Occupy’s strength. They see Occupy as an umbrella movement capable of including a multiplicity of interests and tendencies. For them, “occupy”… Continue reading

The Significance of Art in the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

Interesting debate. Amongst the participants is Ross Wolfe, the author of what is probably one of the best blogs of all time. Ross Wolfe’s text is appended below. The Significance of Art in the Occupy Movement from Platypus Affiliated Society on Vimeo. Description of the panel: “The Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS) has altered conceptions… Continue reading

#OccupyWallStreet Six Months On: where is it going?

Sociologist Frances Fox Piven and labor organizer Stephen Lerner discuss how Occupy Wall Street could grow into a major political movement: From Democracy’s Now description: “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… Continue reading

How the #OccupyWallStreet Movement Has Shifted the Economic Paradigm

Excerpted from Janet Meaton: (go to the original for the references!) “First of all the Occupy Movement has created a useful space where finally the elephant in the room is exposed and legitimate discussion of the dysfunction of the present economic system is now widely underway from mainstream media to politicians, to academia, to students,… Continue reading

Debate: Is the Decision-Making of the #OccupyWallStreet Movement Bureaucratic?

Excerpted from Marianne Maeckelbergh: “The task facing meeting ‘facilitators’ today is considerably harder than the task facing facilitators in the alterglobalization movement. Even before I arrived in the US, I was struck by how often I heard via email, phone, facebook, and via-via complaints about how ‘bureaucratic’ the process of decision-making had become in the… Continue reading

Movement of the Day: #OccupyWallStreet’s Alternative Banking Group and Occupy The SEC

‘Occupy the SEC is a group of concerned citizens, activists, and professionals with decades of collective experience working at many of the largest financial firms in the industry. Together we make up a vast array of specialists, including traders, quantitative analysts, compliance officers, and technology and risk analysts. What makes Occupy the SEC so unique… Continue reading