Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Nicholas Mirzoeff is a member of the Social Text Collective.

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Why I Occupy

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Social Text Collective Member Nicholas Mirzoeff reads his September 2012 Public Culture¬†essay “Why I Occupy.”

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Striking New Relationships

Nicholas Mirzoeff

Why do we strike on May Day? What is that strike? We strike in solidarity with global labor, our own histories and with each other. The action of striking is not just a withdrawal of labor but what Marina Sitrin calls “striking new relationships.” The actions of refusal to play the part expected of us, in whatever way we can, and imagining other ways of relating to each other are what will constitute a day of generally striking, a striking day.

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