If you don't know the LA Review of Books, I think it has some of the best commentary not just on books but on current events. (All from the pov of the bookish.) The poet Joshua Clover (prof at UC Davis) gives the bigger context for the UC Occupy movement, showing its relationship to both past UC movements and also to other national and international Occupy movements.
Thanks, Jane. Excellent piece covering the UC incident. Definitive.
It was a relief to see that the cops involved in the raid on the Occupy Oakland camp this morning showed more restraint than the ones on campus.
In a world where the forces that perpetuate racial, social, political, gender, and economic inequality are beginning to fracture... In a world where repression and greed have been the rule for too long... In a world where ordinary people have access to communication in unprecedented numbers, we have come to a threshold.
Step over that threshold.
All over the world, people are beginning to understand there is power in numbers… That they need no longer stand aside and let the few and the wealthy control the destiny of all.
This is where you can begin to speak your mind. Say it aloud in a hundred different ways. Say it in your own voice, in your own way, "We are the 99%. And we will take control of our own destiny."
Join your voices to those who Occupy and overcome.
We also speak who only write… and sometimes even louder.