by Noam Chomsky
Zuccotti Park Press
2013, second edition
A provocative critique of both the economic crisis and the repression waged against those who seek to hold corporations accountable.
Over the past forty years, Noam Chomsky has risen to the status of international celebrity for his fearless critique of power and advocacy for human rights and democracy. In this expanded edition of Occupy, Chomsky directs that critique to update his analysis of the financial crisis and the widespread repression waged against those who demand accountability and change. Since the crisis began, bankers have evicted millions of families, repossessed their homes, and destroyed their credit. Many of these families were victimized by bank fraud, theft, and predatory abuse. While more than 7,700 people have been arrested protesting that corporations be held accountable for their crimes, none of the perpetrators have been arrested. Why? Through talks and conversations, Occupy presents a lucid examination of the recent history of the rise of corporate power, its corrupting influence, financial manipulation, and what people in the United States and around the world can and should do to win higher levels of freedom from economic injustice. Born of the moment, accessible, affordable, and designed to fit in your back pocket, the new edition of Occupy is destined to be a classic of underground protest literature.
"Occupy is another vital contribution from Chomsky to the literature of defiance and protest, and a red-hot rallying call to forge a better, more egalitarian future."-AlterNet
"Occupy is at once a vivid portrait of the now-global movement and a practical guide to intelligent activism . . . [and includes] some of the most moving and provocative photographs from the Occupy movement."-Maria Popova, Brain Pickings