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comment by kleinbl00

Nobody commemorates the day Tienamen was occupied. They commemorate the day the tanks rolled. OWS is hard to commemorate because it was diffused, not defeated. David Graeber wrote a great article about what didn't work and why; you can't find it now because if you search "David Graeber" "Occupy Wall Street" what you get are a bunch of obituaries.

Supposedly, Occupy Wall Street won the future. I'm not sure that's true. One thing's for sure - it crushed a lot of dreams.

AstroFrank  ·  69 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Then there should be a at least a few articles about rolling construction equipment over Occupy camps, illegal seizure of personal equipment, long term detentions of "leaders," and how the US State Department helped coordinate the global crack down on November 15-17. I won't hold my breath.

The Tea Party won the future. Not Occupy.

kleinbl00  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't disagree. But I mean, I read a lot of history? And like, ninety percent of Reconstruction was news to me.

You're not on social media so you didn't get to see nearly everyone going "whoa holy shit the Tulsa Race Massacre is real" because of an episode of Watchmen.

Hate to say it, too, but once Antifa got thrown into unmarked vans by dudes in black body armor, Occupy kinda got a "how quaint" kinda vibe, man.