Occupy Everything! Reflections on why it’s kicking off everywhere

  • Posted on: 25 February 2012
  • By: worker

<table><tr><td>From <a href="http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=372">Minor Compositions</a> - Ed. Alessio Lunghi & Seth Wheeler</b>

Penned after the 2010 European student unrest and before what is now commonly referred to as the “Arab spring” began to escalate, BBC Newsnight economist Paul Mason’s “20 Reasons Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere” sought to establish an understanding of the motivations behind these globally disparate, yet somehow connected struggles.

What roles do the “graduate with no future,” the “digital native” or the “remainder of capital” play in the current wave of unrest? What are the ideas, ideologies, motivations or demands driving these movements? How is struggle organized and coordinated in the age of memetic politics and viral ad campaigns?</td><td><img title="hint: It is not" src="http://anarchistnews.org/files/pictures/2012/dolphinwater.jpg"></td></tr...
This collection of essays seeks to further explore Paul Mason’s original 20 Reasons in an attempt to better understand our turbulent present.

“A startling insight into the aims, dreams and ideologies of a generation of radicalized youth.” –Paul Mason, author of Meltdown and Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere

“...an encomium to still, as yet, unfocused possibilities. Each fragment is provocative and possessed of the same energies as the movements it seeks to describe.” – Aaron Peters, Open Democracy

“...this book has the inside track on how we can keep ‘kicking off’ for an end to capitalism and for the establishment of a global commons. Read, discuss and take action.”– Ewa Jasiewicz, Trade Union Organizer / Journalist

Contributors: 500 Hammers – Thomas Gillespie & Victoria Habermehl – The Free Association – Deterritorial Support Group – Ben Lear & Raph Schlembach – Camille Barbagallo & Nicholas Beuret – David Robertshaw, Rohan Orton & Will Barker – Antonis Vradis – Tabitha Bast & Hannah McClure – Andre Pusey & Bertie Russell – Federico Campagna – Emma Dowling

PDF available freely online (http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=372).



worker you have to fix the smurfing page widths, shit's looooongcat.

So it is the webpage? I thought it was my computer.
- not worker

Is the issue just this page or all pages? I don't see the issue on my machine. What browser/OS?

just the front page, because the page width of the article "Anonymous & Antisec Strike Back Against The Prison-Industrial Complex" is set too wide and making the page go off the screen to the right.
on firefox at least.

same here

fuck fucking dolphins, man! they're stupid parasitic crazy policeman pasicivist stupid workers sex and dumb jewish anti-semitic fascisit pigfuckers!! FUCK THEM MAN!!! FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY...FUCKING DOLPHINFUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

you're right, i never realized how fucked up dolphins were. little slimy blue-skinned fucks, with that boring smile on their face all the time, singing all those annoying high-pitched songs that are supposed to be "intelligent"...wow, just wow...the scales have fallen from my eyes! where do I sign up to mightily club some little dolphin fuckers?! DESTROY!

dolphins are LIBERALS!!! dolphins are the state! they are fbi cointelpro dolphins are trying to murder you!

dolphins don't have any money, they basically do nothing but swim around and jump and stuff; they are useless, dolphins have ressentiment

So long and thanks for all the shit, dolphins.


you going somewhere, human?

That's 'posthuman booji bubblegum boy' to you, comrade. UP THE HUMANS.



"Distrust and suspicion of politicians is the norm, and finding someone who unequivocally supports a particular political party is akin to encountering an evangelical Christian; both are strange and discomforting in their blind faith. Voting is no longer done to support something you believe in, it’s a preventative measure that guards against the worst excesses of parties and policies that you oppose. That classic criticism of the disparate strands of anticapitalist politics, “you’re only against something, you don’t know what you’re for”, now makes for a fairly accurate
portrayal of voting in parliamentary elections."

OOOOHHHHH some rhetorical rubber to the critics' glue.

some rhetorical I-Know-You-Are-But-What-Am-I? OHHHHHHH

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