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Anthropologist David Graeber, who coined the slogan "We are the 99 percent", dead at 59
David Graeber
David Graeber Credit: Internaz (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

David Graeber, an anthropologist and a leading figure of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has died Wednesday in Venice. He is known for helping to develop the Occupy Wall Street slogan, "We are the 99 percent."

Graeber was a professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he studied anarchism and anti-capitalist movements.

“We are very shocked and saddened to learn of David Graeber's death,” the LSE tweeted. “David was a hugely influential anthropologist, political activist and public intellectual. He will be greatly missed as a friend and colleague. His brilliant work will be read by generations to come.”

Lifestyle • Travel
German tourists fined after swimming in Venice's Grand Canal
Tourist swimming under Rialto Bridge
Tourist swimming under Rialto Bridge Credit: (YouTube Reproduction)

A pair of German tourists who swam in Venice's Grand Canal on June 3 have been fined €450 each and removed from the city.

The men entered the water in the Erbaria area of the Grand Canal and got out at Riva del Vin, swimming under the city’s famed Rialto Bridge along the way.