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Transatlantic Left Voices

The Successes and Shortcomings of Occupy, 10 Years Later

In September 2021, organizers marked the 10-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. For some, Occupy represents an important milestone that warrants celebration, for others, this anniversary elicited a sigh and an eyeroll, with Occupy serving as a reminder of a period they are glad to have moved beyond. Some people think Occupy’s impact has been […]

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Transatlantic Left Voices

To Begin the World Over Again

A Politics of Wisconsin, Occupy, and the Next Left The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker happened to announce his sweeping assault on labor rights—basically stripping […]

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