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Why Occupy failed

The Occupiers' disdain for everyday democracy brings them dangerously close to their neoliberal foes.

By Alasdair Roberts  

It was a just a year ago—on July 13, 2011—that the Canadian magazine Adbusters sent the tweet that triggered the Occupy movement.  “Flood into lower Manhattan,” said its editors, “and Occupy Wall Street.”  Thousands responded, not just in Manhattan, but in cities around the world.  By the end of 2011, Occupy was hailed as the most powerful progressive force in…

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