Stephan Collis writes in A History of Change III: Tents not Guns
Don’t be fooled by our tenting—we aren’t campers who have lost our way to the Pacific Rim Park—we aren’t only homeless—though many of us are, thanks to this unequal economic system. The tent is our revolutionary symbol. In 19th century Paris is was the barricade; in the 1960s it was the freedom march, a wall of demonstrators with their arms linked. For the Zapatistas, and many subsequent anti-capitalist demonstrators, it was the balaclava. Now, for us, it is the tent. Because the way we are running things in this world now, the best home any of us can count on in the future might just be a tent on the edge of some desolate waste land.