The Hedges / Graeber debate is a tremendous distraction from the current reality of the occupy movement. Hedges argued that black block is a ‘cancer’ in the occupy movement, while Graeber rebutted both in an open letter and on twitter.
As Occupy camps spread around Southern California in early October, a small group of occupiers located at City Hall in Los Angeles reflected on our experiences setting up a camp and our first assemblies. “It’d be awesome to see what they do in San Diego,” I remember saying, sitting in the comfort of Occupy LA’s People’s Library. “Do you think the cops will even let them put down tents?”