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Occupy International

The Next Phase and the Legacy of a Movement

There was a moment, a global moment where Occupy was the topic of interest. Whether you understood it, hated it, lived it, or just asked about it, it was impossible to have experienced 2011 without having said the word occupy at some point. But what happened after it left the headlines and the dinner conversations? How did occupy develop once the media moved on? Some think it ended when various police forces marched into camps and dragged people out and beat the crap out of them. Others think it faded away because no one knew what else to do and the problems were too big to solve. But in fact – occupy is still going on. It has moved on to a new phase. A phase where it is both a symbol and a tool. Where banks and shopping centers get occupied for a day. Where human microphones shut down a political speech or campaign rally using a wall of noise that the powerful still don’t know what to do with. This talk will focus on Occupy, in its totality. Not just the moment the world recognized, but the legacy that is ever present yet seldom reported on anymore.

Why should we stick together? Clashes in the contemporary European (and north-american) social movements between digital native groups and analogical groups. From large masses to small groups to win the european revolution. For more input read on.

In cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung).