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Occupying Trump?

Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.

Occupying a foreclosed home in St. Paul, MN

Occupy Beyond Occupy

As everyone knows by now, Jacobin issue 9 is out (except for you print subscribers, sorry you lot, your issues aren’t being shipped until January 4). There’s lots of great stuff there to dig into. My lead editorial for this issue began its life as a blog post, and it was originally just going to be […]

Occupy Anti-Politics

In my new neighborhood, in Baltimore, “Occupy the Vote: Re-Elect Obama” signs still pepper the landscape. They’re planted in front yards, posted in front windows, positioned on sidewalk strips. This irks me, to an extent — this wanton appropriation of the Occupy name, used to declare allegiance to a president firmly ensconced in the very […]

In Immigrant Struggle, Occupy’s Presence Still Felt

For twenty-three immigrant workers at a franchise of a Manhattan bakery chain called Hot and Crusty, the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street couldn’t be timelier. On Saturday — three-and-a-half months after the workers voted to form a union, and just over a week after being locked out of their jobs — workers and organizers […]

Occupy and Labor: The Closest of Strangers

A sign on a lower Broadway storefront window just one block south of Wall Street reads “I can’t afford a lobbyist, so I organize.” The sign, one of many put up by Occupy Wall Street activists, sits inside a cavernous street floor space the United Federation of Teachers lent gratis to OWS for storage and […]

A Comment on “Occupy Economics”

Mike Beggs’s article in the Winter 2012 issue of Jacobin, “Occupy Economics,” highlights an important issue facing academic economics. Principally, to what extent do students and practitioners of economic theory respond to the issue of ideology inherent in their study and practice? And given this, to what extent should economic theory itself be changed as […]

Police and Occupy

The image of UC Davis officer John Pike holding high the can and giving peaceful Occupy Davis protesters a mouthful of orange pepper spray has, like so many other images, become part of the growing Occupy iconography surrounding police brutality. These attacks are surely disproportionate and appalling; that people peacefully occupying space should incur such […]

Occupy Beyoncé

D on’t call it an occupation — they’ve been here for years. In fact, until an untimely — well, actually quite timely for DC’s ravenous real estate developers — fire put it out of commission, there were a bunch of guys occupying space in front of the DC Farmer’s Market building, across from Gallaudet University in […]

AUDIO: Occupy Wall Street — Phase II

On Monday, November 28, Dissent and Jacobin, with generous support from the Center for American Studies at Columbia University, held a discussion on Phase II for Occupy Wall Street. How do social movements with diverse tactics, needs, and goals grow and gain power? The conversation featured Frances Fox Piven, an activist and scholar of social movements at the […]

A Report from Occupy Davis

On Friday, I attended the first General Assembly for Occupy Davis, CA. After reading reports about Occupy Wall Street for weeks, I wasn’t surprised to quickly run into a conspiracy theorist. He was an older gentleman in a hoodie who seemed eager to suggest that we coordinate with other organizations around the state and try […]

NYC October 14: A Debate on #occupyws

This is a pre-announcement announcement. We’ve arranged to have a rather impromptu discussion on the Occupied Wall Street movement and the future of radical political strategy more generally. All credit to everyone who’s worked to get this together over the past couple days. It took a Leninist spirit of discipline and efficiency. Time: Friday, October 14, […]

Remembering Harry Hay

Harry Hay would have been 105 this month. His life and work as a gay man and a Communist helped lay the foundations of the modern LGBTQ movement.