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Occupy Wall Street

A web-site following the ongoing occupation of wall street.…

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Edu-Factory Journal: Issue #1 – University Struggles …

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Audio from 16Beaver on the Greek Assemblies

Our friends at 16Beaver just posted this audio of a conversation between individuals from 16Beaver and participants in the General Assemblies in Athens. The conversation is an attempt to open up the process of the General Assemblies taking place in Athens on Syntagma Square, like an engine, in order to understand how it developed, and how it works. It touches on the problems they have faced, the barriers of having fixed ideological agendas, the question of restricting media access, of formulating respect, creating the form for a new political speech, drawing lots, voting, making resolutions, taking collective actions, establishing different thematic groups, working groups, allowing conflict and arguments, constructing a non-representative political agency, avoiding demands……

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Only the beginning…

David Graeber’s piece in The Guardian on the Wall Street Occupation situates what is happening there in terms of the imagination. How refreshing to be reminded in stark terms not only how capitalism crushes so many imaginations but also the conceptual force of refusal.  It also appears that a network is developing as the occupation movement spreads across the country. What this movement means and where it is going remains to be seen but it seems clear that this is only the beginning of something.…

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Masks, or The Illusion of Power

"A school is a factory is a poem is a prison is academia is boredom, with flashes of panic." -Joseph Brodsky
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