This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

Book - 2011
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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"
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781609945879
Branch Call Number: 339.20973 THI
Characteristics: viii, 84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Van Gelder, Sarah


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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.

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.

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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