Travis Mushett is an activist, writer of fiction and non-fiction, student of social movements, and PhD candidate in communications at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
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Tag Archives: OWS
Thought Catalog has released my new e-book just in time for Occupy’s two year anniversary! You can pick up Authentic Occupy from Amazon or iBooks for less than the cost of a latte! From the book description: Everything you know … Continue reading
Jean Baudrillard once suggested an important correction to classical Marxism: exchange value is not, as Marx had it, a distortion of a commodity’s underlying use value; use value, instead, is a fiction created by exchange value. In the same way, … Continue reading
Pic from the New Yorker. I don’t know Linda Hirshman, and by the looks of this post on the New Yorker’s News Desk blog, she certainly doesn’t know anything about me, my friends, or the movement I belong to. The difference … Continue reading
The Yippie Museum Cafe. Pic courtesy of Yelp. And yes, that is a pot leaf overlaying a Zapatista flag. In January I enrolled in Nicholas Mirzoeff’s “Visual Culture Methods” class at NYU. My interest had already been piqued by the … Continue reading
• A prison-cell upgrade: $90 a night. In Santa Ana, California, and some other cities, nonviolent offenders can pay for a clean, quiet jail cell, without any non-paying prisoners to disturb them. • Access to the carpool lane while driving … Continue reading
Art by Peter Yahnke Railand. I’d be lying if I said that nobody reads the methodology section of social science books, but only barely. There are basically two audiences for these chapters: 1) the peer review board whose stamp of … Continue reading
Pic from the AP. Yours truly highlighted by Business Insider. Earlier this afternoon, Business Insider ran my defense of the efficacy and necessity of Occupy. The full article is here. A taste: Journalists, accustomed to single-issue campaigns, are inclined to … Continue reading
——– After evictions and arrests from Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park toLondon that began last year, the movement against income inequality and corporate abuse will regain strength, said Brian McNary, director of global risk at Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, a subsidiary of Sweden’s Securitas … Continue reading
Pic from Occuprint. So, I completely fell off the blogging train during the month of April. Just as work on my dissertation proposal subsided, May Day meetings kicked into high gear. Or rather they’d been in high gear, but my … Continue reading
“Where outspokenly right-wing papers like the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune tarred the anti-war movement with the reputation of its most pro-Communist elements, the New York Times and CBS News tended to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate forms of protest, then to show … Continue reading