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This changes everything : Occupy Wall Street and the 99% movement /
edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Magazine.
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San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2011.
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viii, 84 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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1609945875 (pbk.), 9781609945879 (pbk.)
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San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2011.
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1609945875 (pbk.)
9781609945879 (pbk.)
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Introduction: how Occupy Wall Street changes everything / Sarah van Gelder -- 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 -- 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 -- 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.
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"The Occupy Wall Street movement named the core issue of our time: the overhwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations - something the polticial establishment and mos media have long ignored. But the movement goes far beyond this critique. This changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the ikind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%. Attempts to pigeonhole this decentralized, fast-evolving movement have led to confusion and misperceptoin. In this volume, the editors of YES! Magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to convley the issues, possibilities, and personalities associated with the Occupy Wall Stree movement."--Back cover.
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8238275
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
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.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-11-18:
Berrett-Koehler commissioned this "instant book" last month, with all royalties (and 500 copies) to go to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS)/99% movement. Edited by YES! magazine staff, some of whom have attended Occupy Seattle, it is brief, hopeful, and accessible. An introduction on "How Occupy Wall Street Changes Everything" is followed by a list of the ten ways it has done that (e.g., giving a name to the crisis, combining the local with the global, and being a movement rather than a list of demands). Then there are 16 pieces (mostly three to five pages) within three sections. "Occupy Wall Street" has contributions on the how and what of the movement's start, and "What Needs To Change" has brass-tacks discussions, e.g., on a fair tax system and creating living-wage jobs. The last section, "We Have the Power," includes reminders from Ralph Nader, connecting OWS to earlier grassroots movements, and Rebecca Solnit, relating OWS to the Arab Spring and movements such as the capitol occupation in Wisconsin. The final "10 Ways To Support the Occupy Movement," by YES! executive editor van Gelder covers the basics (attend or start an Occupy site, support occupiers with supplies, tell their stories, use social media, be resilient, etc.). Verdict 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 it will have long-term value in all libraries. [See LJ's story on the latest from OWS.-Ed.]-Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Very lively, forward-looking, and filled with interesting insights.
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Attempts to pigeonhole the fast-paced Occupy Wall Street movement have led to confusion and misperception. This book brings together voices from inside and outside the protests to convey the issues, possibilities, and personalities associated with the movement.
Main Description
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 Changes Everything." The authors show how this movement changes (1) how citizens view themselves, (2) what citizens see is really going on in the world, (3) what is possible in creating a world that works for the many (the "99%") and not just the few (the "1%"), and (4) how citizens can bring about changes they seek in their communities, nations, and the world.
Main Description
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 Changes Everything. The authors show how this movement changes1) how citizens view themselves, 2) what citizens see is really going on in the world, 3) what is possible in creating a world that works for the many (the "99%") and not just the few (the "1%"), and4) how citizens can bring about changes they seek in their communities, nations, and the world.
Main Description
- 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 the Occupy 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 the general 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 it will have long-term value.'?Library Journal?This volume makes a useful, timely, relevant contribution.'?New York Journal of Books"
Main Description
The 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. This Changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1% Attempts to pigeonhole this 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 the Occupy Wall Street movement. This book features contributions from Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, and others, as well as Occupy activists who were there from the beginning. It offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement-and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future " 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. Book jacket. YES! Magazine is donating royalties from this book to support the Occupy Wall Street/99% movement. Book jacket.
Main Description
We Are the 99% The 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. This Changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%. Attempts to pigeonhole this 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 the Occupy Wall Street movement. This book features contributions from Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, and others, as well as Occupy activists who were there from the beginning, such as David Graeber, Marina Sitrin and Hena Ashraf. It offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement-and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future.
Main Description
We Are the 99% The 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. This Changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%. Attempts to pigeonhole this 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 the Occupy Wall Street movement. This book features contributions from Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, and others, as well as Occupy activists who were there from the beginning, such as David Graeber, Marina Sitrin and Hena Ashraf. It offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement--and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future.
Main Description
We Are the 99% The 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. Over the past few decades, wealth and power have been redistributed from the 99% to the 1%. 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 the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Featuring contributions from such perceptive observers as Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, and Ralph Nader, as well as Occupy activists like David Graeber and Marina Sitrin who were there from the beginning, 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. YES! Magazine is donating royalties from this book to support the Occupy Wall Street/99% movement.
Main Description
YES! Magazine has been at the forefront of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street/99% movement that has spread all over the U.S. and around the world. Now the editors of YES! have pulled together outstanding reports and analyses of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of this movement - especially the ways it "changes everything" in creating a world that works for the 99% and not just the top 1%. 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 Changes Everything." The authors show how this movement changes (1) how citizens view themselves, (2) what citizens see is really going on in the world, (3) what is possible in creating a world that works for the many (the "99%") and not just the few (the "1%"), and (4) how citizens can bring about changes they seek in their communities, nations, and the world.
Main Description
YES! Magazine has been at the forefront of reporting on the Occupy Wall Street/99% movement that has spread all over the U.S. and around the world. Now the editors of YES! have pulled together outstanding reports and analyses of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of this movement especially the ways it changes everything in creating a world that works for the 99% and not just the top 1%. 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 Changes Everything. The authors show how this movement changes (1) how citizens view themselves, (2) what citizens see is really going on in the world, (3) what is possible in creating a world that works for the many (the 99%) and not just the few (the 1%), and (4) how citizens can bring about changes they seek in their communities, nations, and the world.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: How Occupy Wall Street Changes Everythingp. 1
10 Ways The Occupy Wall Street Changes Everythingp. 13
Occupy Wall Streetp. 14
How Occupy Wall Street Really Got startedp. 16
Enacting the Impossible: Making Decisions by Consensusp. 22
Principles of Solidarity The Occupy Wall Street General Assemblyp. 25
The Chills of Popular Power: The First Month of Occupy Wall Streetp. 27
Claiming Space For Diversity at Occupy Wall Streetp. 33
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City The Occupy Wall Street General Assemblyp. 36
No Leader, No Violence: What Diversity of Tactics Means for Occupy Wall Streetp. 39
The most Important thing in the Worldp. 45
What Needs To Changep. 50
How Inequality Poisons Society And Equity Benefits Everyone: An Interview With Richard Wilkinsonp. 52
Six Ways To Liberate Main Street From Wall Streetp. 55
A Fair Tax System: Three Places To Startp. 61
How To Create Living-Wage Jobs That Are Good For The Planetp. 63
We Have The Powerp. 68
How To Put The Rights Of People And Nature Over Corporate Rightp. 70
Going To The Streets To Get Things Donep. 74
The Occupation Of Hope: Letter To A Dead Manp. 77
10 Ways To Support The Occupy Movementp. 83
About Yes! Magazinep. 85
About Berrett-Koehler Publishersp. 87
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