This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

eBook - 2011
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Occupy Wall Street protests have spread around the world, with a common slogan of "We are the 99%." But there is a great deal of confusion and misperception about this movement. This book clarifies the who, what, when, where, why, and how of this movement. It provides profound insight into the movement's power, messages, significance, methods, and impact. The editors of YES! Magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to show how the meaning and impact of this movement are much bigger and more far-reaching than is being reported. The central thesis of this book is "This.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2011.
ISBN: 9781609945893
1609945891
9781609945886
1609945883
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.
Additional Contributors: Van Gelder, Sarah
Contents: How Occupy Wall Street changes everything / Sarah van Gelder
10 ways the Occupy Movement changes everything. Occupy Wall Street. How Occupy Wall Street really got started / Andy Kroll
Enacting the impossible: making decisions by consensus / David Graeber
Principles of solidarity
The chills of popular power: the first month of Occupy Wall Street / Marina Sitrin
Claiming space for diversity at Occupy Wall Street / Hena Ashraf
Declaration of the occupation of New York City
No leaders, no violence: what diversity of tactics means for Occupy Wall Street / Nathan Schneider
The most important thing in the world / Naomi Klein
What Needs to Change. How inequality poisons society and equity benefits everyone: an interview with Richard Wilkinson / Brooke Jarvis
Six ways to liberate Main Street from Wall Street / David Korten
A fair tax system: three places to start / Chuck Collins
How to create living-wage jobs that are good for the planet / Sarah van Gelder and Doug Pibel
We Have the Power. How to put the rights of people and nature over corporate rights / Thomas Linzey and Jeff Reifman
Going to the streets to get things done / Ralph Nader
The occupation of hope: letter to a dead man / Rebecca Solnit
10 ways to support the occupy movement / Sarah van Gelder.
Summary: Occupy Wall Street protests have spread around the world, with a common slogan of "We are the 99%." But there is a great deal of confusion and misperception about this movement. This book clarifies the who, what, when, where, why, and how of this movement. It provides profound insight into the movement's power, messages, significance, methods, and impact. The editors of YES! Magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to show how the meaning and impact of this movement are much bigger and more far-reaching than is being reported. The central thesis of this book is "This.

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mswalsh
Dec 11, 2014

The book is well written, as are Greenwald's numerous essays. He does a wonderful job of describing Snowden's character as it relates to the event of his whistleblowing. He describes he details of the NSA's survilance.
I would like some background into the historical precidence and import of personal privacy in a democracy . Also some pointed description of Obama's corruption of central American values, and his attacks on the people who bring him to task.

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travellingdoris
Mar 11, 2014

A good clear read of the issues and dynamics that birthed Occupy and pervaded the movement during its first year. I'd suggest this is a good resource for social activists wanting to learn from each other and also for academics looking to provide concise and accessible information on an important 'time' and element in social movement history.

rowanquincy Jun 13, 2012

Liked this very much. A concise book on the Occupy movement.

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jbetzzall
Jan 07, 2012

An "insta-book" of insightful essays on the Occupy Movement--helpfully includes criticism and discussion of divisions as well as hope for the future.

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