1. How to End a Revolution: Stephen Squibb

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    Writer, Occupy Boston participant, and Harvard graduate student Stephen Squibb discusses the Occupy movement and "how to end a revolution."

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    • Untitled

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      • The 1% Occupies the Planet (and gets arrested, oops!)

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        On March 24th, mock corporate polluters set up shop at UN headquarters to promote their false solutions to the climate crisis. In an attempt to capitalize on the "occupy" brand, corporate representatives erected an "illegal occupation" of their own -- and the NYPD forces that usually defend the interests of the 1% were forced to evict the corporate polluters from international domain. While the "corporate polluters" were led away in handcuffs and their branded pop-ups (Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, Chase, BP, etc.) torn down, the onlooking 99% cheered the long-awaited eviction of the 1% from their global occupation. The March 24th eviction of Wall Street polluters was the kick-off event for a month-long campaign to "Disrupt Dirty Power" nationwide, an effort to connect the dots between corporate polluters, corrupt politicians and the destruction of the planet. http://disruptdirtypower.org

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        • Occupy Data Hackathon II @ MIT Media Lab, 03.23.2012 Part 3

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          Data and Visualization Increasingly, as we participate in social movement activity we leave data traces across the web: tweets, facebook updates and likes, IRC conversations, and other activities across the net produce information that can later be gathered, analyzed, mined, and visualized. Web companies do this constantly; for most, gathering, analyzing, packaging, and selling user data is a main source of revenue. Intelligence agencies are also investing increasing resources in automated extraction of information from the social web. These developments have serious implications for privacy. At the same time, the tools to gather, analyze, and visualize large datasets are increasingly available to more people than ever before, including to researchers, small organizations, and everyday individuals. This page is for sharing datasets, as well as for sharing information about how Occupy Researchers might collaborate to gather, share, analyze, and visualize data about the movement. Initial motivating questions include: Rather than have 50 people scraping twitter and other sites for the same dataset, can we pool this work? Can people who are assembling a DB share a link to the tools you're using, visualizations, the data itself? Data Sets Occupy Tweets datasets at RShief: search the data, download CSV for each hashtag: http://twitterminer.r-shief.org/hq/ There are several twitter datasets available here: https://scraperwiki.com/search/occupy/ Occupy Spreadsheet here: http://bit.ly/occupyspreadsheet Add a link to your downloadable data here! Codebooks codebook for Meta-Activism Project 's Global Digital Activism Data Set (CC-Attribution license). List of variables here, download the codebook (PDF)

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          • The Significance of Art in the Occupy Movement

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            The Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS) has altered conceptions of the international socio-political environment on the left, and has accordingly sent shock-waves throughout the realm of art and culture. In solidarity with OWS, artists took their work to the streets, creating on-site carnivalesque performances as forms of protest. Artists globally designed posters and logos to collectively construct the aesthetic appeal of the movement, and more significantly, diverse groups of artists organized to "Occupy Museums," such as the MoMA, the Frick Collection, and New Museum, critiquing them as as "temples of cultural elitism." Occupy Museums claims that the mainstream art world circuit is complicit in neoliberal capitalism and caters to the interests of the "1%." Overall, OWS has renewed a sense of political urgency within the art world that has up to now been relegated to the margins. This panel critically investigates the role of art and culture in the Occupy movement, and how OWS has affected the infrastructure of the mainstream art world. What role does art play in the political struggles that OWS seeks to accomplish? In what ways is OWS a resource for creating change in the way art is produced, received, and distributed? These questions, among others, will act as the touchstone for artists and cultural theorists to asses how art and politics affect each other as the OWS continues to take form. Noah Fischer is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from north of San Francisco. He has exhibited kinetic art installations, photographs, and sculpture in New York, Europe, and India. He has also worked collaboratively with the Berlin-based performance group andcompany&Co. Noah initiated Occupy Subways and Occupy Museums in the first weeks of OWS. Noah is the curator of the No-Eyes Viewing Wall at Brooklyn Zen Center. Maria Byck is a video artist and activist. She was part of the Congress of the Collectives at Flux Factory. With the Occupy Wall Street movement, she has worked on programming RevTalks and the Empowerment and Education Open Forum series, and collaborates with the live streaming media team. She is a member of Occupy Cinema and Occupy Museums. Maria has been a member of the Paper Tiger Television video collective since 2005. She has a Masters in Media Studies from the New School. Ross Wolfe is a graduate student at the University of Chicago focusing on early Soviet history, Marxism, critical theory, avant-garde art and architecture, contemporary political issues (activism, anticapitalism, environmentalism), and radical utopianism. An audio recording of this event can be found at: http://archive.org/details/TheSignificanceOfArtInTheOccupyMovement

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            • 2011, 1999, 1968 — and 2012? The history of the Left and #Occupy

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              The two historical precedents for #Occupy are Seattle in 1999 and Paris in May 1968. The 1960s and 1990s saw the rise of anarchism against otherwise predominant liberal, social-democratic and Marxist tendencies. One difference in 2011 is democratic discontents in a period of economic crisis, whereas the mid- to late-20th century crises of the Fordist state and alterglobalization took place in periods of prosperity. How does the history of two preceding historical generations of the Left inform the present movement, and how might the present movement go beyond them? How is this a time for renewal on the Left? What might be the challenges for continuing Occupy Wall Street during deepening crisis and in the time of a general election in the U.S.? Brooke Lehman is a faculty member at the Institute for Social Ecology and a longtime activist. She is on the Board of Smartmeme, the Brecht Forum, and Yansa, and spends most of her time organizing with Occupy Wall Street. Dave Haak is an organizer of Occupy Your Workplace. An audio recording of this event can be found at: http://archive.org/details/201119991968--And2012TheHistoryOfTheLeftAndoccupy

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              • Occupy Data Hackathon II @ MIT Media Lab, 03.23.2012 Part 1

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                from LIPTV1 / Added

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                Data and Visualization Increasingly, as we participate in social movement activity we leave data traces across the web: tweets, facebook updates and likes, IRC conversations, and other activities across the net produce information that can later be gathered, analyzed, mined, and visualized. Web companies do this constantly; for most, gathering, analyzing, packaging, and selling user data is a main source of revenue. Intelligence agencies are also investing increasing resources in automated extraction of information from the social web. These developments have serious implications for privacy. At the same time, the tools to gather, analyze, and visualize large datasets are increasingly available to more people than ever before, including to researchers, small organizations, and everyday individuals. This page is for sharing datasets, as well as for sharing information about how Occupy Researchers might collaborate to gather, share, analyze, and visualize data about the movement. Initial motivating questions include: Rather than have 50 people scraping twitter and other sites for the same dataset, can we pool this work? Can people who are assembling a DB share a link to the tools you're using, visualizations, the data itself? Data Sets Occupy Tweets datasets at RShief: search the data, download CSV for each hashtag: http://twitterminer.r-shief.org/hq/ There are several twitter datasets available here: https://scraperwiki.com/search/occupy/ Occupy Spreadsheet here: http://bit.ly/occupyspreadsheet Add a link to your downloadable data here! Codebooks codebook for Meta-Activism Project 's Global Digital Activism Data Set (CC-Attribution license). List of variables here, download the codebook (PDF)

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                • Occupy Our Food System February 27, 2012

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                  Occupy Wall Street-Food Justice and Food Democracy Now! gather in front of the NY Stock Exchange as part of a Global Day of Action, then on to Zuccotti Park for a seed exchange, and an announcement about the lawsuit by organic farmers against Monsanto.

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                  • Global Teach-In Promo

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                    Promo for the upcoming Global Teach-In. For more info check out www.globalteachinpdx.org and www.globalteachin.com .

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                    • Occupella Sings in the Mission

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