Week 1 Roots of Unrest & Dialogue for Farmworker Justice
Other Suggested Articles
Mike Davis: Spring Confronts Winter
Week 2 Occupy Economics: Global Debt Crisis, Bailout and Who are the 99%?
Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance by David McNally
Week 3 Reclaiming the Commons: Our Health and Our Education
Stephen Bezruchka: Towards a Healthy Society
Week 4 Intersectionalities, Performance, Activism: Joe Kadi and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Week 5 Local to regional Occupy Movements
“When we imagine decolonization, we do not make demands of those in power; we create power and frame the alternative.
Hip Hop Occupies embraces the term “occupation” as it has been reclaimed by militant workers of color from Latin America (Oaxaca, Buenos Aires, South Korea, China, among other places) to describe their occupation of factories, schools and neighborhoods, to strike back against oppressive forces. But while it is in this context that we use the term “occupy”, we fully endorse the “Decolonize” framework as a necessary expansion of the Occupy Movement. In the face of brutality in the legacy of capitalism, a system that relied upon the enslavement of African and Caribbean peoples, the genocide and displacement of Indigenous Peoples, and the violent seizure of lands for colonial profit, we embody a vision of intersectional social justice and self-determination.” [From their website]
Week 6 The Poetics of the People’s Mic: Art & Resistance
Week 7 Occupy as Strategy: Reclaiming Our Environment
Week 8 Occupied Territories: The Security State, Militarization & Civil Rights
Week 9 Cooperatives and Community Development: Visitors from Venezuela
Week 10 Visions for A New Society