Occupy Wall Street and Anarchism

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On September 29th, Rochester Red & Black hosted a discussion about the influences that Anarchist ideals had on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The talk was led by two authors that have recently written on the subject, Mark Bray and Nathan Schneider.

Writer Mark Bray is a former organizer and press liaison of the Occupy Wall Street movement, as well as a PhD candidate and a Wobbly. His work has been featured in a number of leftist books and periodicals. “Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street“, an account and study of anarchists in the erstwhile Occupy encampment at Zuccotti Park, is his first book.

Nathan Schneider was one of the first journalists to write about the Occupy Movement at its advent. He attended and covered General Assemblies and marches, acquiring the voices and perspectives of various participants. His new book, “Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse” is a study of the first year of Occupy; of its origin, goals and inertia.