occupy movement

Occupied Zuccotti, Social Struggle and Planned Shrinkage

Pamphlet Cover

A pamphlet written during the height of the Occupy Wall Street struggles in New York City, which looks at how class composition and decomposition developed in the park. The pamphlet is composed of two pieces. First, a reflection and analysis of how class composition functioned in the movement space. The second part of the pamphlet is an interview conducted with Deborah Wallace looking at the history of planned shrinkage in New York City. Given this pamphlet is more than 6 years old, the specifics on resources available to people have changed over time - this pamphlet should be seen as a reflection at a specific point in time.

Political repression beyond the baton

Mike King's new book, When Riot Cops Are Not Enough, describes how movements are repressed when overt police violence is unsuccessful

I've got 99 problems but a class analysis ain't one

Some things should have been left in 2011, the mystifying 99 percent slogan is one.

A Return to Occupy Wall Street : what lessons can we learn ?

An interview by Fabien Delmotte of Marisa Holmes, Mark Bray, Nathaniel Miller and Jason Freedman about the occupy movement.

Electoral folly: no matter how good the candidate, business as usual rules elected office - Michael Reagan

An article by Michael Reagan that looks at the Kshama Sawant's time as a Seattle city councilperson and the compromises she's made.

Standing at night, or taking it lying down? - Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu

gestures

A byproduct of the recent protests against the new "Labour Law" in France was an Occupy-style protest movement (known as "Nuits Debout") based around gatherings in public squares, notably Place de La République in Paris. This is a translation of a highly critical leaflet which Mouvement Communiste distributed at the gatherings. The original French version is provided as a PDF.

Building a revolutionary anarchism - Colin O'Malley

An article by Colin O’Malley on the failures of the anarchist movement to grow, despite numerous social movements, and ways he thinks anarchists need to take to move forward.

Necessary steps in tough economic times: New York students take to the streets in the wake of Occupy

A piece by Marianne LeNabat that takes us through an overview of how students in recent decades have become saddled with debt, how a student movement rose up in NY during the height of Occupy Wall Street, some of the lessons we can draw from organized resistance, and the ripples that student fights caused spreading solidarity throughout various sectors of society.

Durruti was a revolutionary unionist (and don't you forget it!)

Durruti wasn’t about reformist unionism, comrade..

A response by Juan Conatz to a blog that criticizes the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

War on time: Occupy, communization and the military question - Benjamin Noys

War on Time

Noys examines the contrasting conceptions of military struggle of Theorie Communiste and Paul Virilio, and the absense of such concepts from the Occupy movement.