From Occupy Wall Street to the Umbrella Movement: Leaderless Uprising Explained

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Abstract

The series of uprising that swept from Wall Street in 2011 to Hong Kong in 2014 are described as embodying a “leaderless” form of organizing. With no centralized organizational structure, these contemporary movements are often thought to be a new form of politics that is far more participatory and spontaneous than the tradition of revolutionary communism inaugurated by the Bolsheviks in 1917. However, such a stark contrast suppresses the similarities between past and present revolts, and obscures how the experience of the former can still contribute to the latter.

From Occupy Wall Street to the Umbrella Movement: Leaderless Uprising Explained

in Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

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