Onward


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In the aftermath of the 2008 Wall Street collapse, millions of people all over the world have taken to the streets to demand the adoption of a new politics. From Cairo to Madrid to New York and beyond, people are declaring, “Another world is possible.” The difficulty of envisioning another world led to the most frequently asked question about Occupy Wall Street: “What are their demands?” This question, argues J.A. Myerson, fundamentally misunderstands the crisis we find ourselves in and the intentions of the people trying to address it. As an activist and journalist, Myerson was part of the occupation of New York City Zucotti Park from its earliest days in September 2011. For most of the following year, he also visited Occupations from Washington, DC to Washington State and met with radicals from three continents, writing dispatches writing dispatches for TruthOut, AlterNet, In These Times and other websites and publications. In Onward, Myerson draws on this experience to illuminate the characteristics of the new movements for transformative social and economic change, and the global corporate order they face.

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