Utica Phoenix Given Notable Mention in New Book
October 4th 2012 · 1 Comment
Utica, NY – A new collection of Occupy Movement-related essays , We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation, published by AK Press out of Oakland, California, makes special notice of The Utica Phoenix as the one news outlet nationwide that has given the most extensive coverage to all things Occupy.
With the birth of Occupy Wall Street, a wealth of independent newspapers, blogs and radio shows were launched to give voice to the voiceless. Many of these ad hoc outlets such as The Occupied Wall Street Journal were start-ups related to the needs of their various local Occupy movements. Occupy Utica, however, was in the unique position to live in a city where the independent media was willing to cover the movement regularly with reporting and opinion written from both observers and organizers.
As the movement of the 99% evolves and shapes itself, both locally and nationally, The Phoenix has contributed to capturing the stories of an historical moment and a political movement in a way that few, if any, newspapers in this country have. The Movement has in turn, captured this significant fact in the pages of We Are Many. Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief of The Phoenix said, “We are proud to be recognized nationally for what we do locally, give voice to those who have no voice. The Phoenix was created to assure that those who are marginalized, sensationalized or ignored are able to present themselves and their causes in their own voice. The Occupy Movement is a perfect example. We are the 99%!”
The Utica Phoenix remains committed to putting out news stories and articles designed to promote and develop a positive energy for all residents of Utica.