The Death and Life of Occupy

Source: Rachel Lears, In these Times, Vol. 36 no. 9, September 2012

New York’s OWS was never a monolith, but for several months it did exist as a distinct local organization, with centralized structures for fundraising and decision-making. In the past few months, OWS has begun to look more like a traditional social movement- a decentralized network of many smaller nodes of activists and sympathizers (some located within outside organizations) working both in collaboration with and parallel to each others.

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