The rush to archive Occupy

posted by
January 2, 2012
The Nation
by Allison Kilkenny  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"In late December, more than a half-dozen major museums and organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution and the New York Historical Society, announced they would begin collecting materials produced by the Occupy movement. The timing seemed odd. Here was a movement in its infancy -- not yet four months old -- that is still very much ongoing. For example, sixty-eight people were just arrested in Zuccotti Park during a New Year’s protest. Naturally, the desire to preserve Occupy makes sense. The camps were temporary and any items left from their time are now precious relics any history enthusiast would be eager to examine." (01/02/12)  


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