Mic Check: Watch Protesters Commandeer a Michele Bachmann Speech

Spend any time at an Occupy Oakland GA meeting and you’ll see it in action: the reasonably organized and cooperative procedure by which voices are heard and decisions are made. Yelling “mic check” mobilizes Occupiers into a game of political repeat-after-me, uniting the crowd and spreading the speaker’s comments sans amplification. And Occupiers are taking these tactics beyond city streets and courthouse squares.

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