A communique to the participants of the attempted general strike in Oakland on November 2, 2011.
We are the consequence. Thus reads the poetry of the moment, spraypainted on the side of a dumpster-barricade outside of Occupy Oakland in the hours before it was besieged by hundreds of cops and destroyed.
The make-believe world of David Graeber: reflections on the ideology underlying the failed occupation of Zuccotti Park - Andrew Kliman
Andrew Kliman of the Marxist-Humanist initiative criticises the arguments of David Graeber, which have been widely influential within the US Occupy movement.
1. The act of representing, suggesting, or imagining in advance.
2. Something that prefigures; a foreshadowing.
Noam Chomsky discusses the future of the Occupy Movement.
This is the transcript of a discussion that took place earlier this year between Noam Chomsky and Occupy supporters Mikal Kamil and Ian Escuela for InterOccupy, an organisation that provides links between supporters of the Occupy movement around the world.
May 1, International Workers Day. Please post your accounts and updates of workers' events today in the comments below.
Malcolm Harris' piece in a debate on the relevance of Lenin to current revolutionary anti-capitalist practice.
[i]“During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander.
A humorous article dealing with the right-wing online media's discovery of a May 1st poster made by members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance.
Recently, there has been an explosion of articles about a certain graphic depicting a unicorn biting the head off of a cop, most notably from [url=http://www.theblaze.com/stories/occupy-web-site-features-bloody-graphic-of-decapitated-cop-being-
A short list of objections to the May 1st general strike effort within the Occupy movement and some responses to them.
By now you’ve probably heard about how in various cities Occupy has called for a general strike on May 1.
A brief piece critiquing activists' attempted management of the #Occupy "West Coast Port Shut Down" in Portland, Oregon.
We can only conclude that the shutdown of West Coast ports on the 12th of December was a success. Commerce was stopped in a massive way up and down the coast. The material effect of this action is enormous compared with any other action in Portland within recent memory and we greet this turn towards the large-scale blockade of the circulation of commodity capital with a smile and open arms.
A brief piece examining the relationship between #Occupy encampments and unions, and calling for a re-imagining of what a strike looks like in a largely post-industrial context.
By any reasonable measure, the November 2 general strike was a grand success. The day was certainly the most significant moment of the season of Occupy, and signaled the possibility of a new direction for the occupations, away from vague, self-reflexive democratism and toward open confrontation with the state and capital.
Two interviews with organizers in recent struggles.
Beginning with the crisis of 2008, a series of community, labor, and education struggles have unfolded across the world, in the US, and Canada. As experienced organizers face new challenges, and new people are brought into the movement, the challenges and problems posed by building powerful radical movements confronts us.