Posts Tagged ‘Occupy’

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 […]

Annual South Side ARA Zine #3 (Mid 2011- April 2012) Download readable version here Download printable PDF here This is South Side ARA’s 3rd annual zine. This zine, just like the ones before it, is filled with intel on local fascists, action reportbacks and analysis. It represents a written documentation of the work we have […]



The Black Bloc and political blackmail. Is #Occupy entering a third phase?

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 […]