"A Eulogy for #Occupy"?
December 12, 2012 9:38 AM Subscribe
"In the fall of 2011, Wired hired writer Quinn Norton to embed with the activists in the Occupy Wall Street movement .... Now, Norton looks back on the year of Occupy"
".... There was no critique in Occupy, no accountability. At first it didn’t matter, but as life grew messy and complicated, its absence became terrible. There wasn’t even a way to conceive of critique, as if the language had no words to describe the movement’s faults to itself. There was at times explicit gagging of Occupy’s media teams by the camp (General Assembly, or GA), to prevent anything that could be used to damage the movement from reaching the wider media. Self-censorship plagued those who weren’t gagged, because everyone was afraid of retaliation. No one talked about the systemic and growing abuses in the camps, or the increasingly poisonous GAs ...."
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