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Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

I owe regular readers an explanation for the lengthy hiatus on this blog. As I had predicted would happen back in the summer, this semester turned into an extremely busy one for me. Directing the Environmental Studies program at the University of Vermont is a large part of that busyness: it’s a large, interdisciplinary and […]

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This list of demands is simple, yet demanding, as it should be. See below for explanatory notes. Please share these demands widely. In recognition of the primary role played by oversized and deregulated financial institutions in causing the current economic crisis, WE DEMAND: 1) That all persons who have served as directors or chief executives […]

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The metaphor of “occupation” strikes me as a provocative one not only for what the activists in Manhattan and elsewhere are doing, but for what they are struggling against. Some, and perhaps many, of these are people without traditional “occupations,” so they are occupying themselves by re-occupying the public spaces that have been occupied for […]

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