In case you missed it

by Naomi Colvin

This was one of the more thought-provoking Occupy articles to appear in the past week. As one of the commenters below the line of Mark Greif’s piece points out, tented cities for those who can’t afford other accommodation are a reality in the US. In the UK, popular experience of temporary cities springing up is more likely to invoke Glastonbury before it would poverty, camps by volition rather than by necessity.

None of which draws away from the significance of what happened in St Paul’s Churchyard, but these things do make a difference at the subconscious level.  The challenge is to build a participatory politics-as-lived-experiment that touches parts of the national psyche normally left uninvoked and unchallenged.

Who knows, minds may be working on this already.

 

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