Occupy, in particular the original Occupy camp in the belly of the beast that is New York’s financial district, Occupy Wall Street, has become synonymous with this manifestation of radical participatory democratic decision making.

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For Occupy in particular, the evolution that involved moving strategic decision making from the general assembly – marred by timewasting and the involvement of those not active in the camps, including tourists attracted by the media – to the spokescouncil marked a clear attempt to develop organisational processes in response to emerging challenges.

All of the major movements that rose up in 2011 – Occupy, the 15-M Movement and the Arab Spring.

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