A generation of young leftists was activated by the two Sanders campaigns in 2016 and 2020. In his book Generation Occupy: Reawakening American Democracy, Michael Levitin argues that the massive demonstrations and revival of populist messaging that exploded during Occupy Wall Street should be considered its own generational event in left politics. Michael is joining us on KK&F this week, where we’ll have the opportunity to ask him how Occupy changed the political terrain amid the neoliberal status quo of the Obama years.
In his book, Michael makes the case that Occupy brought about political change and renewal for the labor movement, for youth organizing, and for grassroots campaigns, setting the stage for the political moment we find ourselves in now. We’ll take a critical, thoughtful look with him at the kind of playbook Occupy provides to leftist organizers in 2022, how we’ve evolved as a movement in the past ten years, and what comes next. Paid subscribers can join us for the full video conversation on Friday night, while the conversation will be made available to everyone for free on Saturday. We hope you’ll join us.
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Oh also for the love of god get David Dayen on, his publications reporting on the supply chain crisis is unmatched
Please get Prof. Wolff back on, especially in regards to the REI Consumer Co-Op situation