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A Summary Report of the ‘Occupy Innovation’ Roundtable at Rutgers University

Last week Protest Camps hosted a roundtable looking at issues of innovation and creativity in place-based social movement activism. We asked doctoral student and teacher Sean T. Leavey from the Journalism and Media Studies Department, at Rutgers University to offer … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Urban Design: An interview with 123 Occupy

“Someone mentioned to me recently the popular union slogan “8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for what we will”.  I’ve been thinking over the course of my work with the occupy movement that people are really taking those extra 1-8 hours a day to … Continue reading

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Workshop Announcement: (Re)thinking Protest Camps: governance, spatiality, affect and media

Booking is now open for this free one day workshop, “(Re)thinking Protest Camps: governance, spatiality, affect and media” to be held on Tuesday 26 June 2012 at the University of Leicester, UK. Instructions and an online form to reserve a place … Continue reading

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Can Occupy survive its representation?

Can the Occupy movement survive its representation? This was one of the questions asked of us during the McGill Occupy workshop. The question essentially sought to open a discussion around  Slavoj Žižek’s speech at Occupy Wall Street warned activists not … Continue reading

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Protest Camps to speak at Occupy event with Chris Hedges

On Friday January 27, 2012 Protest Camps’ Anna Feigenbaum and Patrick McCurdy will host workshops at the media@mcgill sponsored event Media, Politics and Protest Camps in the Occupy Social Movement. Anna’s workshop Feeling the Movementwill look at how feelings and … Continue reading

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Beware of False Friends: Reflections on TIME’s praise of ‘The Protester’

Last week Time Magazine announced The Protester as its person of the year. Celebrating individuals fighting for equality and democracy around the world, this year’s most important person followed in the footsteps of facebook founder and entrepreneur extraordinaire Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Protest Camps: A Great British Tradition

On the steps of St. Pauls Cathedral last Saturday, hunched over a cup of tea, the grumbled disdain of a British protester could be heard, “Here we go again, borrowing from America.” Yet while the Occupy movement may have started stateside, … Continue reading

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