With 2021 as the 10th anniversary of the “Occupy Wall Street Movement”, sociologist Heather Hurwitz has just published her first-person analysis of interactions within that group that supposedly represented the 99%, while suppressing the voices of women, groups of color, and others. Her book, “Are We the 99%?: The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality” will […]
Both political sides have made their voices heard over the years when they thought the government wasn’t serving their interests. The Occupy movement on the left made talk of economic inequality commonplace. The Tea Party put the fear of God in GOP politicians. One movement steered clear of involvement with elections, and the other jumped […]
Like 2017, 2011 started out as a year of rebellion. By February of that year, hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in such diverse places as Cairo, Egypt, Madrid, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin to protest austerity measures proposed by their governments. During those early months of 2011, a new tactic emerged: people engineered […]
Molly Crabapple, known for her “witness journalism” for her illustrations of Occupy Wall Street, Guantanamo Bay, Syria, Rikers Island, and labor camps of Abu Dhabi, discusses her work and her new book “Drawing Blood” (spoiler, it’s not about working for the Red Cross).