OCCUPIED MEDIA PAMPHLET SERIES

A pamphlet publishing project dedicated to support people-powered movements for dignity, democracy and social change.

 

 

Occupy

By Noam Chomsky

Since it’s appearance in Zuccotti Park in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread to hundreds towns, cities and college campuses across the United States. To date, more than 7,300 people have been arrested in 117 U.S. cities, a number that continues to grow as the government cracks down on the pro-democracy movement. From its beginning, Noam Chomsky has supported the Occupy movements and its indignation with the ways that the wealthy influence and control our society.

Through talks and conversations with movement supporters, Occupy presents a crystallization of Chomsky’s latest thinking on the cornerstones issues, questions and demands that are driving ordinary Americans to protest. How did we get to this point? How are the wealthiest 1% influencing the nation? How are the financial crisis and our political system linked?  How has corporate personhood impacted the country and why should it be stopped? How can we get money out of politics? What would a genuinely democratic election look like? How can we redefine basic concepts like “growth” to increase equality and quality of life for all? How can we sustain the movement and turn this country around?

18-page saddle-stitch version | $5

Available now from Adelante Alliance

To order copies,  please email: occupy@adelantealliance.org

128-page expanded version | $10 | Available May 1, 2012 in bookstores everywhere

Taking Brooklyn Bridge

By Stuart Leonard

Taking Brooklyn Bridge is a poem about the struggle for liberty and the search for true democracy and redemption. Addressed to Walt Whitman and composed in the cadence and style of  “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” the poem tells the story of the personal and political awakening experienced while participating in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge.

“Brilliant…its beauty, power, flow and deep truth knocked me … I got chills.”—Mumia Abu Jamal

Leonard has been in the NYC poetry scene for decades. He is very involved in the Occupy movement.

Available for $5

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Message to the Movement

By Mumia Abu-Jamal

Features the poem “Occupy Mumia’s Cell” by Alice Walker

Reflecting on the meaning of struggle, education imperialism, and his own involvement in radical social movements, revolutionary journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal directly address the diverse community of organizers and activists who support and participate in the Occupy movement.

Mumia is author of many books including Death Blossoms, Live from Death Row, Death Blossom, We Want Freedom, and Jailhouse Lawyers.

“A tour de force for those just discovering themselves within the movement and struggle, and a smack of hope for those who had thought the moment to act was over.” —Daniel Alonso, Occupy Columbia University

This pamphlet is published in English and Spanish.

Available from Adelante Alliance $7

To order copies,  please email: occupy@adelantealliance.org

 

Occupying Language

By Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini

While the goblal Occupy movement is widely seen as unprecedented, its language and organizing practices are shaped and inspired by diverse historical precedents in the United States and around the world. Sitrin and Azzellini introduce the reader to the theory and practices of the movement and explore linkages and connections toward the dream of a common language of struggle, justice, democracy and liberation.

Dario Azzellini is an activist, writer and film maker. He is a lecturer at the Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria). His latest book, together with Immanuel Ness, Ours to Master and to Own.

Marina Sitrin is an author and activist. An early organizer of the Occupy movement, she has been interviewed in Rolling Stone, New York Times, Democracy Now! and more.

Praise for Occupying Language:

“Occupying Language uses the vocabulary of new and emergent movements around the world to highlight the striking similarities of their practices and visions. Movements from the Zapatistas in Mexico and mobilizations for popular control in Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil, to the Arab Spring, the European and Israeli Summer, and Occupy, have made inclusiveness a priority and have insisted that the voice of every participant be heard and treated with respect. They have pursued a vision of democracy that is based on direct participation and on solidarity among the vast majority, cognizant of social and national divisions but creating a unity among differences. Those who identify with these movements should read this book for its beautiful and insightful evocation of an emergent radical perspective and for the hope that this book conveys that a new movement of movements can play a pivotal role in bringing about urgently needed change. This book is also crucial reading for those who would like to understand why so many in the new movements are more interested in occupying public spaces and institutions, and remaking them through democratic participation, than in making demands on governments dominated by remote and resistant elites.” — Barbara Epstein, University of California, Santa Cruz

“There are words that are rocks. Rocks, like geological layers, which have accumulated over decades of struggles, and are colored with meanings irreducible to capitalist power. Rocks heavy with hope. Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini show how these rocks are moved—rolling them against masters, police and the ideologists of neoliberalism. Occupy language!” —Antonio Negri

128-pages | $10 | Available September 17, 2012 in bookstores everywhere