Occupy Links

22. November 2011 here now 0
Former poet laureate of the United States Robert Hass on getting beaten up, along with his wife and his students, at Occupy Cal. Helium balloons carry tents over Sproul Plaza. A moving piece by writer Joshua Hardina on Occupy Riverside, and Sonali Kolhatkar on the strange bedfellows of Occupy Los Angeles. Gary Kamiya, on Salon.com, asks whether the Situationists can help OWS create a wider-based movement, and looks at the UC Occupy movements and sees the cavalry riding in. Dalia Lithwick on Slate slaps down the mainstream media. “By refusing to take a ragtag, complicated, and leaderless movement seriously, the mainstream media has succeeded only in ensuring its own irrelevance.” Jedediah Purdy on libraries, OWS and the founding fathers: “Every exchange in the debate would have made good sense – with a little idiomatic translation – to the propertied men who drafted the United States Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.”

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