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Physical Space and the Occupy Movement

In a previous post, I pointed to Simon Critchley’s argument that Occupy‘s “task is to create a location for politics.” Here are two more arguments being made in this direction, by Occupy participants.

In Arun Gupta’s “What happened to the Occupy movement?”, the New York City-Occupy activist writes:

The real stumbling block for the Occupy movement is also the reason for its success: space, or now, the lack thereof. Understanding the significance of political space and Occupy’s inability to recapture it reveals why the movement is having difficulty re-gaining traction.

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