Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 30, 2012, 10:56 a.m. EST by tallscott
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Current Issue: October 2012 Featuring the Occ-u-Lantern by Davis Gonzalez of Occupy Saint Paul!
Emma Lazarus and the Politics of Poetry- an essay by James C. Henderson. Poetry is not often used to discuss politics. I believe this is because so many think that there is no place for emotion in politics, especially in the formation of policy.
Let's Talk About Anarchy... An essay by Scott Thompson. The FBI and some prosecutors want you to think anarchists are scary terrorists on a mission to destroy society. So what is anarchism really all about?
Occupy Baby- An essay by Athena M. Henderson. What Occupy wants seems obvious to those of us who are in the movement. Both Occupy and the media need to do a better job communicating the Occupy message. We need to do this for humanity, for the planet, for the babies.
The Zoo- a poem by James C. Henderson.
Cultural Succession- an essay by Afterparty Jones from Occupy Vacant Lots of Philadelphia. You may have read about the pattern that emerges over time as forests regrow themselves after a major disturbance such as a fire, landslide, or a clear-cut. The way I see it, this same model can provide a context for changes observed in human culture.
The American Legislative Exchange Council- A speech given at the Minnesota Capitol in March 2012- by Scott Thompson.