[Marxism] Debate over Occupy tactics: an invented controversy

Scott Ritner ritns028 at newschool.edu
Thu Feb 16 14:09:43 MST 2012

Some of the "vandalism" and, I must say it continues to shock me that we
are using this legalistic term, at that occupation served a primary
propagandistic purpose. Lucy Parsons quotes, messages of solidarity with
Oakland, etc. There was also a lot of really dumb stuff written on those
walls. I'm not going to reproduce those modalities of discipline that frown
upon it. Or, to make a big deal about it. An occupation is an act of
rebellion, should everyone participating act like angels during its

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Dan DiMaggio <dan.dimaggio at gmail.com>wrote:

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> Scott wrote, "Vandalism is adventurism, you say, could not vandalism also
> be propaganda?
> I'm not talking about smashing windows, but scrawling a message on one ..."
> Scott, is this the type of propagandist vandalism you're referring to, from
> last semester's "This Is Not a New School Occupation" New School
> Occupation?
> http://gawker.com/5862033/new-school-occupation-pits-student-against-student/gallery/1
> http://nyulocal.com/city/2011/11/28/occupation-at-new-school-meets-its-demise/
> Just wondering ...
> - Dan
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