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This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement By Sarah van Gelder YES! This Changes Everything Occupy Wall Street and the % Movement 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 larg
  • Title: This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement
  • Author: Sarah van Gelder YES!
  • ISBN: 9781609945879
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement By Sarah van Gelder YES! 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 movement The Occupy Wall Street movement named the core issue of our time the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations something the politicaThe 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 movement 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 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 This Changes Everything offers insights for the many already involved actively protesting or expressing support in other ways and for the millions who sympathize with the goal of a 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
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    1. This is a hard book to rate On the one hand it does capture the energy, chaos and heteroglossic nature of the very early days of the Occupy movement but it also, unfortunately, contains the themes that point to its demise as a political force.I had to wait until I was two thirds in before someone, correctly, identified the oppression of people because of race, sex, physical ability or religion as an issue of economics rather than sociology and this rather highlighted the lack of true analysis in [...]


    2. If i am to describe this book, i d say it was premature It s clear that it was put together in such haste as to publish it to meet a deadline, or rather spread awareness of the movement during the time of the occupation.It s not actually a book, it s of a collection of different articles written by many people, some of which were actually involved in the Occupy movement The book does give a clear idea about what was going on on the inside of the movement, but it vaguely touches the reasons behi [...]


    3. I agree with Nasser s review, which called the book like an extended political pamphlet premature Most of the articles 2 3 pages each were written in the heat of the moment by those who were participating I understand that probably the intent was to get out quickly the message about what Occupy was about, but in 2015 this quality leaves one unsatisfied Even the pieces by David Graeber and Naomi Klein are quickly penned, propaganda like but without much analysis It does give one a good sense of [...]


    4. Interesting look into Occupy Wall Street I don t necessary agree with the politics behind it, but I found learning about how it was organized and played out was engaging.


    5. Most of this book was repetitive, since it was different people s views on the same event and mostly written early.There are a couple pieces that are very good and thus raise my overall opinion of the book Those are No Leaders, No Violence Nathan Schneider How Inequality Poisons Society Brooke Jarvis Six Ways to Liberate Main Street from Wall Street David Korten How to Create Living Wage Jobs Sarah van Gelder and Doug Pibel abbreviated some titles too much typing involved


    6. Meh I was hoping for good things with this book, but it didn t do anything for me If I d read it in 2011, maybe I would ve enjoyed it Alas.My main complaint it s very sterile It takes a movement full of passion and makes it dry and academic I m all for academic studies, but it s not what I was expecting Highlight the letter to the man who started the Arab Spring Try to find that article online it s quality.


    7. This was a good explanation of a movement that has been largely mischaracterized by the media at large and by its detractors I cannot say I agree with all the points they make or all of their goals, but they do have many good ideas, some of which I would like to see implemented and they have some very inspiring essays It s a nice revitalizing read for those feeling disillusioned with politics and government in general Motivating.


    8. A primer to the complexities of the Occupy movement The first half of this book tells great stories from inside the beginning stages of OWS This book left much to be wanted, though, as it was hastily thrown together about two months after OWS kicked off As a collection of essays, This Changes Everything will give you an array of opinions and show you that OWS does not side with a political agenda, but sets out for solidarity and economic equality.


    9. Collection of short articles from the initial months of the Occupy movement While this was assembled quickly to document current events, it s also a well selected overview Most pieces are 2 3 pages, and lend themselves well to occasional reading and reflection, or could be used as seeds for group discussion.


    10. This is a very small book consisting of short essays by Occupy participants and others Naomi Klein and Ralph Nader among others My biggest takeaway was the declaration of Occupy Wall Street of October 1 The news media kept asking what do they want , yet the declaration lays it out clearly So apparently the news media was simply too lazy to actually ask Occupy, or to read their declaration.


    11. I m not sure if the Occupy movement changes everything, but it is nice to read about the movement from people inside of it At least these people are trying to do something I think the book its self is fairly unorganized, which I suppose embodies the movement well, but the lack of consistent Tone makes for a disconnected read.


    12. Was looking for the Naomi Klein book, but checked this one out too Learned a lot about the Occupy movement that was really exciting, I must say.The practice of general assemblies in particular is exciting And the frame of practical anarchy.Quick read and informative Glad I read it.


    13. I thought this was an informative book because it included real books sections, speeches and articles published during the Occupy movement It was very inspirational to read the platform for the movement.


    14. A nice collection of first hand accounts, essays, blog posts, etc that tell the story of the 99% from those who were are actively participating in the movement If you want to know what the Occupy movement is all about this is the book for you.


    15. Quick pieces put together about this movement from various locations I love the principal behind OWS and when students have asked me about it we ve had great discussions.


    16. To be honest, I expected a lot from this short anthology of essays I ve read van Gelder s work before and had much higher expectations.


    17. I wasn t paying attention when this happened so I wanted to know the details This book provided them adequately, but did not go into any depth.



    18. A quick read lots of little articles about the occupy movement and all the various and diverse realities associated with it A decent intro into occupy.



    19. epic The Occupy Movement is beautifully articulated in much needed ways through this book The only thing better than reading this book is living it


    20. Great introduction to the Occupy movement Short and outdated at this point, but certainly helped me pinpoint issues I want to read into further.


    21. This is a nice, brief, simple primer, capturing the energy of the beginning of the movement, interesting to juxtapose with where it has gone, and what is happening in the country now.


    22. This is very informative about the Occupy Wall Street movement directed from the progressive point of view.





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