Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

From Eurozine, by Charles Postel: En/PDF The Occupy movement resembles nineteenth-century American populism in its anger at the avarice of bankers and financiers and in its notions of majoritarian democracy. Where it differs from the old Populists is in its attitude to the state, writes Charles Postel. In the late nineteenth century, the telecommunications revolution […]

A new blog you should check out: Occupy the Crisis “….on the U.S. “Occupy” movement as counter-hegemonic force in the current political conjuncture” Here’s some posts; go read em: On Occupy, reproduction and the commons In an earlier post, I pointed to David Harvey’s text on reclaiming the city as a site of the commons. Below, Silvia […]

At Three-Way Fight: Occupy movement: Anti-capitalism versus populism Occupy Wall Street is one of the most exciting political developments in years, but like any social movement it has its contradictions. As I noted briefly at the end of my previous post, the Occupy movement is vulnerable to right-wing overtures to the extent that many progressive-minded activists […]

Here are some reflections on antisemitism, populism and conpirationism in the Occupy movement: The Occupy Movement, Populist Anti-Elitism, and the Conspiracy Theorists by Spencer Sunshine in Shift. The Zeitgeist Movement and Occupy UK: An Anti-Globalisation Cult by Andrew Coates Occupy Wall Street and the perils of the big tent by Adam Holland  Against conspiracy theories: Why our activism must […]

Some helpful reading: Ross Wolfe: Capital in history, a lexicon Federico Campagna: Recurring Dreams – the red heart of fascism / I am not the 99% Facing the War: The position of the observer / Some thoughts on the occupations Adam Holland: Occupy Wall Street, antisemitism, and the perils of the big tent  

I hate Spiked and its politics, but I have to admit enjoying some of their skewering of the platitudes of the anti-capitalist movement. This article, by Tim Black, takes up the themes I have explored here, here and here. For nearly four years now, any anti-something-or-other demonstration worth its pseudo-revolutionary salt just wouldn’t be complete […]



Cross-posted from BobFromBrockley This is an age when political events are calibrated to Twitter, activists’ thoughts are punctuated with hashtags and the circulation of politics proceeds memetically. I have mainly been bemused by the wave of occupations emanating from Wall Street and franchised “globally” (i.e. to the other wealthy countries of the global North) on 15 […]

From Engage: “With all due respect to Goldman Sachs, it’s actually run by a complex network of bastards. Or do Goldman Sachs pay me to say that? You’ll never know.” The Daily Mash How to think about: Jewish Bankers What worries Isca Stieglitz Useful reading on #Occupy Wall Street: Never Got Used To It Doug […]