We Are Many: Call for #Occupy Movement Stories

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org/we-are-many-call-for-occupy-m... Press blog</a> - by Kate

<em>You knew it was coming, right? We have all been swept up in the incredible wind that is #Occupy. We’ve contributed, as a movement publisher, but also as movement actors, to the growth and development of this unique instant in history with zines, reading lists, blog posts, and our bodies out in the streets and in the squares. Now we’re happy to announce our contribution to the growing field of literature about and around #Occupy, WE ARE MANY: REFLECTIONS ON MOVEMENT STRATEGY FROM OCCUPATION TO LIBERATION (due out this August, more info coming soon). And, we’re asking for your help in making this exciting project a reality … read on below:</em>

In August 2012, AK Press will publish a book that pulls together stories, anecdotes, ideas, reflections, and strategic interventions drawn directly from the Occupy movement and our fellow travelers, with an eye towards illuminating key aspects of the strategy that has defined the mass actions in the US and beyond since September 17. The goal is to build a lasting resource, a strategic manual for future movements, to celebrate what went right, and learn from what went wrong. A key part of this learning experience is collecting stories from YOU, our fellow occupiers. We’re looking for short pieces (200-600 words) about your experiences with Occupy. About what went right, what went wrong. What inspired you, and what interrupted your inspiration. Advice for your fellow Occupiers. Aspirations. Critiques. Whatever moves you to write.</td><td><img title="Let's pre fucking figure this shit!" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/wearemany.jpg"></td></tr></...
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Not everything we receive will make it into the book, but we will endeavor to include a diverse set of stories, and may archive the others on a companion website if there is enough interest.
Please send your stories to Margaret Killjoy, one of the editors of the book, at wearemanybook@gmail.com. Share this call out with your local Occupy comrades, and forward to anyone whose story you’d like to see in this book.
With thanks,
The <strong>We Are Many</strong> editorial team (Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike McGuire)

Comments

okay, i've been meaning to ask, what the fuck does prefigure mean?

new world in the shell of the old style shit, ya dig?

it's like scribbling on a paper before sculpting a bust

oh. like a visualizing? or strategy?

or platform? jk jk that one's just a joke

it's like the shadows in Plato's Allegory of the Cave or something

okokokokokokokokok

pre·fig·ure/prēˈfigyər/
Verb:
Be an early indication or version of (something).
Imagine beforehand.
Synonyms: foreshadow

In Soviet Russia, the state prefigures YOU.

There are two anarchist Occupy books.

can't...stop...the chaos

in my city occupy destroyed the anarchist community. thanks radical liberals!

if occupy destroyed your anarchist community, then it was pretty weak to begin with. maybe a little self-critique is in order? fuck community anyways.

self-critique? what is this, the Chinese radical left circa 1970?

Couldn't you say that about anything that wins out?

"If capitalism destroyed humanity, it was pretty weak to begin with."

I mean, I agree, just sayin.

... and yeah, fuck community anyways.

If that's true, then write about your experience with it and submit it.

oh noooooooooooooo

reflections: post occupy burn-out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ti4aYD-7Y

this is funny

Also, I think activist burnout is usually a bullshit concept. Most activism is really not that grueling in any way. Personally I quite going to my occupy because it was fucking boring.

Yeah, you can't really burn out unless you're emotionally invested in a bunch of utopia delusional bullshit that doesn't survive the light of day. If you thought occupy was going to accomplish anything except maybe a new radical leftwing coalition in your town, maybe you "burned out".

well, for anyone who was able to muster up even the tiniest bit of emotional investment i offer up peter frampton

LBC beat you to it!
Now let's see you guys put your lefty spin on it and rake in some of that sweet sweet cash

i was going to say. as soon as the action dies down for a minute, all the anti-capitalists are rushing to commodify their and others' experiences and construct a static eidolon

I'd fap to that.

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