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 WE ARE ALL SOUND: POETICS AND PUBLIC SPACE IN THE OCCUPY OAKLAND MOVEMENT

Early version of work-in-progress, first delivered at the Poetry and Revolution conference at Birkbeck in London, May 2012…

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Sean Bonney, Further Notes on Militant Poetics

The task, as Bertolt Brecht outlined it in the 1930s, is hideous, massive and brutally simple: “we must neglect nothing in our struggle against that lot. What they are planning is nothing small, make no mistake about it. They’re planning for thirty thousand years ahead. Colossal things, colossal crimes. They stop at nothing. They’re out to destroy everything. Every living cell shrinks under their blows. That is why we too must think of everything”.