Coalition of the disaffected by Jeff Goodwin

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Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification ("You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but not an aquarium out of fish soup" - Polish proverb). Occupy represents a protest against the decline and emptying of democracy.Jeff Goodwin is a professor at New York University and author of "No Other Way Out: States and Revolutionary Movements," 2001
His article "Coalition of the disaffected" was published in English in: Le Monde diplomatique, November 2011 http://mondediplo.com/2011/11/06ows.

Economic crisis: fighting back

Coalition of the disenchanted

Occupy Wall Street is rapidly spreading in the US, London and elsewhere, as protestors vent their anger at corporate greed. But is the movement against capitalism as such?

by Jeff Goodwin

The global capitalist crisis prompted protests and rebellions in different countries, poor and rich. In the US, budget cuts and attacks on the collective bargaining rights of state employees led to action earlier this year notably in Wisconsin, where hundreds of thousands took to the streets and occupied the state capital building.

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