This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

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Sarah Van Gelder
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011 - Political Science - 84 pages
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- The first book on the movement that has changed the political landscape- Features contributions from veteran progressive observers and Occupy activists- Goes beyond describing events to explore the larger meaning of the movementThe Occupy Wall Street movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations - something the political establishment and most media have long ignored. But the movement goes far beyond this critique; it is changing everything - the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%.Attempts to pigeonhole this radically decentralized, fast-evolving movement have led to confusion and misperception. In this volume, the editors of YES! Magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to convey the issues, possibilities, and personalities associated with theOccupy Wall Street movement. There are chapters by Naomi Klein (a speech she gave at Occupy Wall Street), Ralph Nader, David Korten, and Rebecca Solnit, among others. Occupy organizer David Graeber explains the principles behind the now-famed general assemblies; Occupy activist Marina Sitrin describes her experiences during the first month of the occupation; and Hena Ashraf, another Occupy activist, talks about the movement's efforts to address issues of race - a chapter which also shows thegeneral assembly decision-making processes in action. And there's much more.This Changes Everything offers insights for the many already involved'actively protesting or expressing support in other ways'and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future. ?Brief, hopeful, and accessible?The OWS story, thus far, is in this book, which serves as a fine record of the OWS autumn, especially for those seeking clarity on its aims. As a primary source itwill have long-term value.'?Library Journal?This volume makes a useful, timely, relevant contribution.'?New York Journal of Books"
 

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THE 99%-OWS-IS A JOKE--THEY ARE NOT 99% OF AMERICA...THANK GOD.
THESE DEADBEATS DEMAND THAT I WORK TO MEET THEIR NEEDS...AFTER ALL, THEY WERE BORN AND I MUST TAKE CARE OF THESE SOCIETY BLOOD
SUCKERS.
MOVE TO CUBA or VENEZUELA ...SEE HOW WELL YOU ARE TAKEN CARE OF THERE. YOU WANT A SOCIALIST SYSTEM...MOVE TO ONE.
 

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hits just about every main view point of the movement , great job!

Contents

HOW OCCUPY WALL STREET CHANGES EVERYTHING
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10 WAYS THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT CHANGES EVERYTHING
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OCCUPY WALL STREET
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WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE
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WE HAVE THE POWER
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About YES Magazine
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About BerrettKoehler Publishers
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Since their founding in 1996, YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org have been showing how powerful ideas fused with practical actions can drive profound change toward a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Project Censored calls YES! “the standard for solutions journalism.” Democracy Now's Amy Goodman calls YES! a “vital voice of independent journalism.” The Utne Independent Press Awards have repeatedly recognized YES! Magazine.

YES! Magazine is donating royalties from the print edition of this book to support the Occupy Wall Street/99% movement.

Sarah van Gelder is co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org. She is a frequent guest on radio and television, commenting on current affairs.

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