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David Harvey’s Rebel Cities: A Guide to the Vexed

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Reviewed in this essay: Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, by David Harvey. Verso Press, 2012. The scale and frequency of the urban protest movements of the last two years has overshadowed anything since the 1960’s. It was perhaps simpler then than it is now to conceive of what united movements as diverse as those that emerged in Chicago, Paris, Algiers and Santiago...

Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest: A Review

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Reviewed in this essay: Whose Streets?: The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest, eds. Tom Malleson and David Wachsmuth. Between The Lines, 2011. Chris Hedges got into a lot of trouble from the occupy movement recently. I happened to be in Oakland when the whole brouhaha over his controversial Truth Dig piece, “The Cancer in Occupy,” hit the fan, and I was hanging out with the very...