Occupy! : Scenes from Occupied America

Occupy! : Scenes from Occupied America

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Author/Editor: Gessen, Keith (Editor), and Taylor, Astra (Editor), and Schmitt, Eli (Editor)
Publisher: Verso Books
Date: 2011
Binding: 224 p. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal edge wear.

In the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown Manhattan exploded into a global uprising, sparked in part by the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial record of this movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and thoughtful reflections, featuring the editors and writers of the celebrated n+1, as well as some of the worlds leading radical thinkers, such as Slavoj i ek, Angela Davis, and Rebecca Solnit.

The book conveys the intense excitement of those present at the birth of a counterculture, while providing the movement with a serious platform for debating goals, demands, and tactics. Articles address the history of the horizontalist structure at OWS; how to keep a live-in going when there is a giant mountain of laundry building up; how very rich the very rich have become; the messages and meaning of the We are the 99% tumblr website; occupations in Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, and elsewhere; what happens next; and much more.