Saturday, November 19, 2011

History written on the fly

For an account of how the Occupy Wall Street movement got started, click here to read "Reawakening The Radical Imagination: The Origins of Occupy Wall Street" by Matt Sledge for the Huffington Post.

Here's a brief excerpt:

The movement didn't get that big simply because AdBusters, a Canadian magazine, sent out a flashy email promoting it, or because the hacker collective Anonymous flicked out a few tweets. Instead, it took a group of about 200 committed activists 47 days to outline the ground rules that have allowed the protest to flourish.
Previous SLANTblog posts on Occupy/The 99%:
  • Mic Check at Monroe Park is here.
  • Occupy/The 99% Is Already Winning is here.
  • Through a Partisan Prism Darkly is here.
  • Occupy Richmond's Halloween Move is here.
  • The 99% @ City Hall is here.
  • Cantor's Overplayed Hand is here.

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