Browsing the "Occupy Wall Street" Tag

Occupy Our Homes

February 21st, 2012 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post asking what had become of the Occupy Movement.  It’s diminished, to be


What Happened to Occupy?

February 7th, 2012 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

When the NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protestors back in November, the Occupy movement seemed to have reached a


A Brief Comment on Consensus

November 17th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Some essential reading on the Occupy movement is Ned Reskinoff’s “From an Occupation to a Movement,” in which he opines


Is More Corporate Speech a Good Thing?

November 2nd, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

FrumForum’s Eli Lehrer thinks that because corporations can’t be neatly categorized as generally conservative or liberal, more corporate speech is a good


Endpoint (10.28.11)

October 28th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

The week’s best links that we didn’t get to: 1. Should the Occupy movement rally around the ideas of John


What Does It Mean to Occupy?

October 26th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Occupations generally aren’t popular among the folks being occupied, and in general it seems better to avoid occupying someplace when you can. So why did the protestors choose this negatively charged word to name themselves


Endpoint (10.21.11)

October 21st, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

The week’s best links that we didn’t get to: 1. Would J.R.R. Tolkien have occupied Wall Street? 2. OWS is holding


What Comes Next?

October 20th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Monday marked the one-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street: for over four weeks, a fluctuating but solid number of protestors have camped


Occupy What?

October 19th, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

“CORPORATIONS are people…when Texas EXECUTES ONE!" Incoherent, wide-ranging, and provocative, this slogan painted in red at “Occupy Wall Street” pretty much says it all. To analyze this sign, one would find it paradoxical.


Sex and Revolution

October 19th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

[The English Civil War era] is a fascinating period, but one of the things I was most surprised to learn is that many women felt more important or empowered when the king ruled than during the brief life of the anti-royalist English Republic. ...This isn’t just a historical anomaly, either. As Melanie Butler reports at Alternet, media reports of Occupy Wall Street portray the occupiers disproportionately as men, while both men and women (of various genders and sexualities, I should add) are involved.


Endpoint (10.14.11)

October 14th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

The week’s best links that we didn’t get to: 1. The Occupy movement has arrived in Lansing and Grand Rapids.


Occupy Wall Street is Coming to a Town Near You

October 7th, 2011 | by Mike Guisinger

From Moscow to Grand Rapids, cities have begun organizing their own “occupy” demonstrations. There are now over 720 planned or ongoing protests. There’s also an Occupy Detroit event on October 21st, where hundreds, maybe thousands, are expected to occupy Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. Oh, and there was also one in Ann Arbor last night, right on the Diag


What’s Happening on Wall Street?

October 5th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

It’s been called a protest, a movement, and even a church of dissent, but for several weeks now, a small but growing number of people from around the country have led an event called “Occupy Wall Street” that opposes itself to, well, lots of things.



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