Flash Encampments

Occupy morphs into a new model! Hey all you wild cats, do-gooders and steadfast rebels out there, Our movement is living through a painful rebirth… “There has been a unfortunate consolidation of power in #OWS,” writes one founding Zuccotti. “This translates into...

Occupy’s Spiritual Quest

The fork in the road ahead. Dear occupiers, jammers, dreamers, Three years after the May 1968 uprising that swept the world, the great French philosopher Michel Foucault observed that a key strategy of power is to “appear inaccessible to events.” Power, Foucault...

The Globalization Of Laughter

Tactical briefing #33. Hey all you believers in a new world out there, May Day wasn’t so great was it… the numbers were low, the maxims weren’t sublime, the excitement didn’t catch on. May 12 was hefty in Europe, reigniting the snuffed Indignados, but the energy did...

Tactical Turning Point

We innovate spontaneously – we play jazz. Hey you nimble dreamers, occupiers, believers, Last May 15, a hundred thousand indignados in Spain seized the squares across their nation, held people’s assemblies and catalyzed a global tactical shift that birthed...

The May 2012 Insurrection

Tactical Briefing #30. Hey you dreamers, strikers and new left redeemers out there, For thirty-one magical days beginning this Tuesday, May 1, we take the plunge and Strike! We block the Golden Gate Bridge; occupy a Manhattan-bound tunnel; seize the ports. In 115...

Battle for the Soul of Occupy

Jump, jump, jump over the dead body of the old left! Alright you jammers, occupiers and Springtime dreamers, First they silenced our uprising with a media blackout… then they smashed our encampments with midnight paramilitary raids… and now they’re threatening to...