Beyond Occupation

In November and December of last year, a nationally coordinated campaign was undertaken by mayors from around the country to end the occupations in their various cities. Violent evictions from public spaces ensued in every corner of the United States, all justified along similar lines: the camps were unsanitary, unsafe, and a public nuisance. What are the ramifications of this for a movement that has so closely identified itself with the tactic of occupation? What changes to movement culture, and movement goals, have emerged in the wake of eviction? In this episode of “The 99% Report” we’ll hear from occupiers around the country that are grappling with these questions.

Headlines at the top of the program give #Occupy updates from around the world.

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The Culture of Resistance

December 28th- “The Culture of Resistance.” What are the cultural commonalities amongst various #occupations, and what are the differences?  How does culture impact the political aspirations and identity of a community?  How open and accessible is the culture of #occupy?  How can art and culture be used to “redistribute the sensible” and prepare the ground for radical change?  Learn about the culture of #occupy in this second episode of #Occupy Pacifica.
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#Occupy: Movement or Moment

December 14th- “#Occupy: Movement or Moment.”  What started as a relatively small protest and encampment in the financial district of New York City quickly spread as a meme across the country and around the world, and thus the #occupy phenomenon was launched.  But is it accurate to characterize this as a movement? Is the distinction meaningful or anachronistic?  How would a phenomenon develop into a movement and would that be a good idea?  These are some of the questions that the first program of #Occupy Pacifica will tackle.

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