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January 2012
09

What Occupy can learn from the Hunger Games [and other dystopian works]

Salon.com:

“YOU CAN’T EVICT AN IDEA,” proclaim the banners fronting an otherwise dull building in east London, owned by banking giant UBS but inhabited and decorated by squatters from the Occupy movement. They’ve adapted the phrase from Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” in which the titular terrorist explains his seeming immortality to a detective who has just shot him: “Ideas are bulletproof.” A poster of V’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask smiles eerily at all who walk into the foyer of 8 Sun Street, now dubbed “The Bank of Ideas” and used as a community center. The caption underneath reads, “We are the 99%, and so are you.”

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    okay this is really long but also stupidly interesting.
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    Yes. Let’s discuss our generation’s self-identification with dystopian revolutions. Also, if I may add, ordinary/flawed,...
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    As far as I’m concerned, what connects the Occupy protests to YA dystopian literature is that it’s about the third...
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