A Fiery Flying Roule

A Fiery Flying Roule

Eirik Steinhoff

A Fiery Flying Roule: To all the Inhabitants of the Earth; Specially the Rich Ones reproduces a series of pamphlets handed out during the Oakland Commune (a.k.a. Occupy Oakland) from 2 November 2011, the day of the “general strike” that shut down the Port of Oakland, to May Day 2012. Works of collage, these 25 front-line transmissions include on-the-ground reportage of the protest as it transpired——a chronicle in text and image——interspersed with poetry, critique and other writings geared to inspire positive change. The name recycles the 1649 London antinomian pamphlets of the Ranter Abiezer Coppe, and the tenor of Cope’s prophetic do-it-yourself political barnstorming is continuously operative in these latter-day missives, particularly the irregular orthography of the proper noun by which Coppe called his pamphlets.

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