Prefiguration or Actualization? Radical Democracy and Counter-Institution in the Occupy Movement

Comparing Occupy Wall Street and an outgrowth of the movement in the SF Bay Area called Occupy the Farm, participant-researcher Daniel Murray argues that the movement for radical democracy must do more than create spaces for discourse and dissent. It must be a movement of democratic counter-institutions.

Occupy Central: Divided We Stand?

Hong Kong’s Occupy Central campaign is part of a thirty-year struggle for democracy. As it enters it second week, activists have to confront not only police and violent thugs but internal dissent over the future direction of the protests.