Amin Husain

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PublisherOccupied Media2013
Civilizations at their peak present curious spectacles. They ooze wealth and pride, produce fantastic art and technologies, all while shredding the foundations of their prosperity. Their citizens seem to believe they eclipse mundane restrictions of time and space. The monuments their predecessors have left in Rome, on Easter Island, in Egypt, in Venice, littered like warning beacons elsewhere throughout the world, demonstrate such faith may not match reality. A rock thrown skyward must believe, at the top of its arc, fleetingly, that it is flying. When we admire our great cities, we find it hard to believe that they will ever ...
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PublisherOccupied Media2011
We believe we can’t have radical action without radical thought. Tidal offers theory and strategy as a means of empowering occupiers, whether actual or potential, to envision actions that ultimately transform existing power structures. In Tidal, theory means an assumption based on limited information or knowledge. Strategy means the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems towards a goal. Action means this. This moment; This struggle. many voices. history. and process. collectively, imagine. We are an ongoing horizontal conversation among those who have spent most of their lives thinking about this moment, and the people in the Occupy Movement that are making ...
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PublisherOccupied Media2012
We have spent the winter learning, working and growing. And now we are being propelled to bolder, more intelligent forms of resistance. Our vision and alternatives will come in time, with patience, working together, when we reflect the strength and diversity of the 99%. Until then, let’s grow our power with each other against a government that’s no longer responsive to the will of the people it claims to represent. We hope this Tidal ignites new conversations and deepens older ones amongst each other, in our assemblies, working groups, caucuses, universities, town halls, union halls, bars, bus stops, subway cars, shelters, dinner ...
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Tidal magazine was born during the occupation of Wall Street in 2011. We created a space for the interaction and emergence of movement-generated theory and practice. In the print magazine, Tidal began weaving together the voices of on-the-ground organizers with those of political and cultural theorists to strategize next steps, explore the radical possibilities sparked by the 2011 wave of occupations and their aftermaths, and connect both strategy and theory in order to act. Tidal evokes the metaphor of a massive “tidal wave” of popular resistance. It combines voices and experiences from the movement with writings by thinkers like Gayatri Spivak, ...
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PublisherOccupied Media2012
The world ultimately comes down to dreams and their realization. So many dreams compete for our attention. There’s lottery-win dream, with its conjoined reveries of job-quitting and setting your office straight about what you think of everyone (or acquiring your company just to re them), which gives you time to buy your own bar so that you can drink for free and throw people out. Most spend years working through the permutations of the big win they will never have. Or there is the moment when your talent is finally revealed, after all these years, and the audience roars at the spectacular ...

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