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We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation

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"A deftly edited anthology"—Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker
“A wonderful collection of questions and reflections on the state of the movement today, where we came from, and where we might be going. It is all too rare that in the process of creating the movement and living the moment, participants and thinkers step back and ask the most pressing questions. This book is an impo
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Paperback, 355 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by AK Press
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Kate Raphael
Dec 13, 2012 rated it liked it
I was disappointed. There are some very good pieces about what Occupy accomplished, and some tidbits of knowledge that I was glad to get. But it doesn't really deliver on its promise of being reflections on strategy. People did not seem to be questioning their own positions. It was more like, "We were totally right, why didn't the mainstream media represent that?" or "We didn't do anything wrong, we just got repressed." Well we certainly did, but anyone could have told you, and many of us did, t ...more
Shawn Birss
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am so thankful for this collection of thoughtful essays.

Using the practices and experiences of Occupy Wall Street and the greater Occupy movement, a diversity of anarchist and radical voices analyze and critique Occupy's past and present successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses, while also using these shared experiences as jumping off points for educating the reader on the history and practices of radical and anarchist thought beyond Occupy.

The writers are honest in their self-critic
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Doug Brunell
A lot has been said about the Occupy movement, and most of it has been misguided at best. This tome, however, sets the record straight. "We Are Many" isn't a love letter to Occupy Wall Street (and the other Occupies that took place across the country). It is an examination of why it happened, how it happened, where it happened, and, most importantly, the problems with it.

The essays are written by the people involved with it. Some are anecdotal, while others utilize data of those who engaged in
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Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I'm going to update my review as I read the book!! Why? Because it's fun~

9/14/2013 4:40 PM

This is hitting directly to my heart... my pulse is racing...


DISCLAIMER: I FREELY USE AND ABUSE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR MY OWN AMUSEMENT
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Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i was at Occupy in Zucotti Park for a couple hours in early October 2011, and i really thought there was something substantial to it all. This book's essays capture some of that excitement and more than just non-specific protest.
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