Tressie McMillan: Another Post about Hashtags. No, Seriously.
Surely, the Dreamers reminded us of civil rights movements but Occupy and Anonymous came closest to being activist epochs. Occupy added a millennial edge to the 1970s peaceniks and Anonymous cast a shadow of anarchy just beyond the nation’s front door. But, in many ways these movements didn’t feel populist. Occupy had an air of middle class whiteness that did not resonate with an American culture that is as brown as it has ever been. And becoming Anonymous takes digital acumen and deep relational ties that few have the time or know-how to cultivate. These were professional movements. They required capital — social and economic — that narrowed their resonance among the growing, discontented middle.
• 28 April 2014 • View comments
Oldie but a goodie - the NYTimes being the best at journalism.
• 7 May 2013 • View comments
Love Dan Phiffer’s project, Occupy.here, can’t wait to see what it builds into
• 3 May 2013 • 2 notes • View comments
New Gif by me and a ton of photographs I found on Flickr and Google from searching Zuccotti Park or Occupy Wall Street. What happens when ‘radical’ sculpture becomes merely a reference point for radical action? #OWS #GIF
• 10 May 2012 • View comments
photo by Don Emmert of officer evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters, edited and text added by me.
• 11 January 2012 • 3 notes • View comments