This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

Book - 2011
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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 book 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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2011.
ISBN: 9781609945879
1609945875
Branch Call Number: 339.2 This
Characteristics: viii, 84 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Van Gelder, Sarah
Alternative Title: YES! Magazine.

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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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