Of American revolutionaries and American occupiers

The latest issue of The Occupied Wall Street Journal is out. Justin Elliot on the future of Occupy: Four key questions. Amy Dean on OWS and America’s democratic tradition. Objecting or objectified? At Occupy Wall Street women get attention, but not always for their message. Jonathan Topaz on why Occupy Wall Street isn’t particularly revolutionary. What would James Madison do: Would the framers support the OWS movement? How to deal with the police is a point of dispute between Social Democratic Anarchists and Communist Anarchists. Occupy Judaism: The Jews who held a Yom Kippur service at OWS were upholding an American tradition of invoking religion to spur progressive action. The Occupy movement is the latest example of the impact radical action and ideas can have when the system is weak. A look at what the #OccupyTogether encampments can teach society about sustainability. It’s not a hippie thing: Don’t be fooled by the drum circles — today’s protests have more in common with the anti-Hoover 1930s than the antiwar ’60s and ’70s (and more). Jennifer Mercieca writes of American revolutionaries and American occupiers. It has been quite some time after Georges Sorel has proposed the idea of General Strike: Irakli Zurab Kakabadze on OWS and a polyphonic general strike. The 99 Percenters have brought their protest to the Navy. The Vatican confounds conservatives: Will we soon see a distinguished-looking older man in long white robes walking among the OWS demonstrators in Zuccotti Park? From Tea Party Review, here is a conservative lesson from Occupy Wall Street. The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property “occupies” 7,500 public squares — and goes unreported; and John Ritchie on what he saw at Occupy Wall Street. From the Mises Institute, George Reisman writes in praise of the capitalist 1 percent; and Llewellyn Rockwell on how the state is the 1 percent. Get a Job! Working is (usually) more admirable than protesting.