Thank You, Anarchy

Thank You, Anarchy

Notes From the Occupy Apocalypse

eBook - 2013
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Thank You, Anarchy is an up-close, inside account of Occupy Wall Street's first year in New York City, written by one of the first reporters to cover the phenomenon. Nathan Schneider chronicles the origins and explosive development of the Occupy movement through the eyes of the organizers who tried to give shape to an uprising always just beyond their control. Capturing the voices, encounters, and beliefs that powered the movement, Schneider brings to life the General Assembly meetings, the chaotic marches, the split-second decisions, and the moments of doubt as Occupy swelled from a hashtag online into a global phenomenon. A compelling study of the spirit that drove this watershed movement, Thank You, Anarchy vividly documents how the Occupy experience opened new social and political possibilities and registered a chilling indictment of the status quo. It was the movement's most radical impulses, this account shows, that shook millions out of a failed tedium and into imagining, and fighting for, a better kind of future.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781299718173
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Solnit, Rebecca


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May 07, 2014

Anarchy means without leaders. Given that most leaders commit murder, anarchy should be thought of as a good thing, but propagandistic networks portray it as criminal in nature, when all the crimes are being committed by the banks and Wall Street. Banks illegally foreclosing on homes [fraudclosure] corporations offshoring jobs and livelihoods, bringing in foreign substitute workers, hedge funds speculating up the price of everything, private equity leveraged buyout firms destroying jobs and research and development, pharmaceutical companies marketing drugs that maim and kill, while health insurance premiums continue to rise. The Occupy movement was and is a good thing, but the corruption of America [witness Cecily McMillan's recent jailing] will work to destroy it.

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