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Occupy and The Leaders Being Led

Earlier this month, one of our number attended a session of the 99% Spring direct-action training ostensibly sponsored by a coalition of 40+ organizations, but spearheaded by During that training attendees were eager to hear about May Day 2012 activities. You can even view training segments online.

The training spurred reflections, such as “How Occupy Co-Opted,” published in Mother Jones by Josh Harkinson. Yes! magazine featured “Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action,” by Mark Engler. Both articles raise the issue of co-optation, but as another of our number framed it, “I prefer to think of this as the leaders being led.”