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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

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
Table Of Contents
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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non fiction
1st ed.
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