Previous Writing about Occupy Oakland


Articles & Book Chapters

Disruption is Not Permitted: Negotiated Management as Social Control.” 2013. Critical Criminology 21(4): 463-475.

“Kindling For the Spark: Eros and Emergent Consciousness in Occupy Oakland” (with Emily Brissette) in Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution.  Jason Del Gandio and AK Thompson (Eds).  Albany: SUNY Press. Forthcoming.

“Overcoming Internal Pacification” (with Emily Brissette) in We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation, edited by Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, and Mike McGuire. 2012. Oakland: AK Press.

Occupy Oakland and State Repression: The Struggle for Public Space.” 2012. Progressive Planning (191): 20-3.


The Future of Occupy Oakland: The Rumors of My Demise have been Greatly Exaggerated!” with C.H. Acheron.   Counterpunch, June 29, 2012.

Entrapment, Snatch Squads, and Probation Holds: Occupy and the Evolving Micro-techniques of Police Repression.Counterpunch, May 3, 2012.

Occupy Oakland, Permitted Protest, and Police Repression: The State Will Never Protect Those They are at War With.Counterpunch, April 17, 2012.

Counterinsurgency as Insurgency: The 99% Spring Brings Co-optation into Full Bloom.Counterpunch, April 5, 2012.

Militancy and Counterinsurgency: Occupy Oakland and State Repression.”  Counterpunch, January 31, 2012.

Occupy and Class Struggle on the Waterfront: December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown.Counterpunch, December 9, 2011.

The Vacancies of Capitalism: Occupations and the Fulfillment of Human Need.Counterpunch, November 30, 2011.

Death and Police Opportunism at Occupy Oakland: More Police is Not a Solution.Counterpunch, November 11, 2011.

Occupy Oakland at a Crossroads: What’s Next?Counterpunch, November 7, 2011.

Oakland on Strike!: for a Radically Democratic Oakland without Cops, Politicians or Bosses!” with George Ciccariello-Maher. Counterpunch, October 27, 2011.

The Razing of Occupy Oakland at Sunrise: 1000-Strong March at Sunset.Counterpunch, October 26, 2011.

Occupy Humanity, Abolish Whiteness: Shedding Self-ignorance through Struggle.Counterpunch, October 20, 2011.

[Top Image photographed by Bruce Paul]