“In taking to the streets with their peculiar brand of leadership and organization, the Occupy Wall Street movement taps into a deep American tradition of outdoor politics: for much of American history, the motor of progressive political change was the assembly of the people out-of-doors, coming together to debate and organize beyond the prescribed avenues of official political reform.”
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The practice of Occupation offers radical answers to three basic political questions:
1. Who are the legitimate political leaders?
2. How do they govern themselves?
3. Where do they govern?