New Issue, plus Various Occupy Links

Occupy the Stairs--by a kid in Lansing, W.Va.
Occupy the Stairs--by a kid in Lansing, W.Va.

(Hat-tip to Jenny B. for today’s potentially irrelevant image.)

(1) New Issue! Our Jan/Feb 2012 issue is finally at the printers.  Print subscribers should get their magazines in a week to ten days; e-subscribers should get their full-color pdfs in about twenty minutes. Not a subscriber? Please subscribe right now, here.

I have posted two articles from the new issue to the website:  Jeannette Wicks-Lim’s The Great Recession in Black Wealth, and John Miller and Katherine Sciacchitano’s Why the United States Is Not Greece.

(2)  Various Occupy-Related Links have been occupying my browser tabs, which I’d like to clean up.  (Are we going to get tired of playful deployments of the “occupy” metaphor? Are we already tired?)

Here they are:

(a) David Graeber on Giant Puppets: On the Phenomenology of Giant Puppets, and why cops hate them more than they hate the black bloc.  Look for a review of Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years in our March/April issue.

(b) Vanity Fair Oral History of OWS: Revolution Number 99.  This is good despite quoting the annoying Jeffrey Sachs.  They quote David Graeber, which is cool.

(c) Jo Freeman 2nd-Wave Document: I must have known about this before, but forgotten.  Newly salient.  The Tyranny of Structurelessness.

(d) Oakland Police Backpedaling on Crime During General Strike: I try not to link to Daily Kos, given its Dem-friendliness, but here’s a good piece: No Surprise, Oakland Police Chief Lied to Discredit Occupy Oakland. More on this from KTVU.

(e) Solidarity Economy Briefs from the Solidarity Economy Network: Briefs for Occupy from SEN:  Occupy the Economy!

(f) Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police. I can’t remember if I have already posted this from the Portland Occupier.

(g) By Yours Truly in the Boston Occupier: Bursting the Economists’ Bubble. I already posted the text of this here. It is now in print–15,000 copies are being distributed at T-stops across Boston and beyond.

(3) Keystone link: I don’t think we should believe that the Keystone Pipeline won’t be built because Obama has backed off from it for now.  To remember how important it is that it not be built, check out this piece by James Hansen: Silence is Deadly.

That’s it for now.

–Chris Sturr

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