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The Occupy movement, which began in New York City's Zuccotti Park on September 17, 2011, now has representation in over half of the world’s nations. Insurgent citizenship in this instance can be seen to have emerged from a specific set of social conditions, and the need to generate alternative future political, economic and social structures.
Journalist Laurie Penny voyaged to the High Arctic as part of the Nowhereisland Arctic Expedition. She has been an active supporter and reporter of the Occupy movement. Watch her discussing Occupy Wall Street on the Democracy channel here.
And for a consideration of the Occupy LSX movement in London three months on, read Laurie Penny's summary here.
We can think of citizenship of Nowhereisland as being insurgent; as arising from the necessity to find new forms of identification that can overcome the limitations of conventional national citizenships.