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Occupy This

Occupy This
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Feminist and social activist Judy Rebick brings decades of experience to her account of the Occupy movement in cities across North America. Linking Occupy to social movements of the past and exploring the courage and creativity of a new generation, Rebick argues that the Occupy movement and its counterparts around the globe represent a rise of people power at least as important as the 1960s. Inspired by the Arab Spring, informed by the Indignados (the "Indignant Ones" who protested austerity cuts in Europe and Latin America) and responding to a call from the Canadian magazine Adbusters to occupy Wall Street, a group of young people set up a camp near the Stock Exchange in New York City on September 17, 2011. They called out to the 99 percent to occupy Wall Street, which they saw as the root of much of the injustice and inequality in the world. Marvelling at how quickly the Occupiers gained support and impressed by their organizing ability and commitment to non-hierarchical democratic processes, Rebick says the encampments provide the sense of community that neo-liberal capitalism-- with its emphasis on the individual instead of the collective good -- has destroyed. Occupiers aren't so much rebelling, she maintains, as creating an alternative to the dominant cultural, economic, and social systems in other words, a cultural revolution. Filled with eye-opening anecdotes and thoughtful interviews with activists around the globe, Occupy This! is an inspiring look at a new wave of change.

Occupy: American Spring

Occupy: American Spring
AUD3.63

Glenn Beck TV and Blaze correspondent Buck Sexton goes behind the scenes at Occupy Wall Street and explores the radical roots and revolutionary goals that lie beneath the not-so-ragtag movement. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) became the biggest news story in the world during the fall of 2011. Under the banner of the "99%", the Occupiers spread their message of class warfare and revolution across the globe. Using cutting-edge digital media propaganda combined with the street protest strategies honed by 1960s radicals, OWS has already changed our political system. Now they seek to change our future. The American Spring has arrived. The Occupiers plan to dominate news headlines by using direct action protests across the country during this pivotal presidential election year. They intend to take to the streets in every major U.S. city. The stakes could not be higher. Buck Sexton, a former CIA counterterrorism and counterinsurgency analyst, has covered the Occupiers from the start. He’s infiltrated their marches and "general assemblies" at every major OWS event to uncover the truth about this neo-Marxist movement. With a focus on history, ideology and tactics, Sexton breaks down OWS—and its plans for reshaping America.

Occupy: American Spring

Occupy: American Spring
£3.32

Glenn Beck TV and Blaze correspondent Buck Sexton goes behind the scenes at Occupy Wall Street and explores the radical roots and revolutionary goals that lie beneath the not-so-ragtag movement. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) became the biggest news story in the world during the fall of 2011. Under the banner of the "99%", the Occupiers spread their message of class warfare and revolution across the globe. Using cutting-edge digital media propaganda combined with the street protest strategies honed by 1960s radicals, OWS has already changed our political system. Now they seek to change our future. The American Spring has arrived. The Occupiers plan to dominate news headlines by using direct action protests across the country during this pivotal presidential election year. They intend to take to the streets in every major U.S. city. The stakes could not be higher. Buck Sexton, a former CIA counterterrorism and counterinsurgency analyst, has covered the Occupiers from the start. He’s infiltrated their marches and "general assemblies" at every major OWS event to uncover the truth about this neo-Marxist movement. With a focus on history, ideology and tactics, Sexton breaks down OWS—and its plans for reshaping America.

40 DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere

40 DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere
$2.99

It started with a single e-mail blast, then a Twitter hash tag, but now it is the leading political and social movement in the United States: Occupy Wall Street. Occupy camps have now formed at hundreds of sites ? from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine?and around the world. Now, in the acclaimed first book about the movement, Greg Mitchell charts ?40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere.?For many weeks, Mitchell, author of a dozen previous books, has written the popular OccupyUSA live-blog at The Nation magazine?s site. No one has followed the movement this closely on an hour-by-hour basis. Now, in the new book, he presents a ?living? history, a day-by-day chronology of the movement starting on October 1, 2011, and now updated to late-November. Available only as an e-book, it's already been featured on MSNBC, NPR and "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann, and hailed elsewhere.Mitchell calls it a living history because it contains more than a thousand clickable links to most of the key documents, articles, videos, and speeches that have emerged since the early weeks of the movement.It?s a book to be read, but also used as a research tool ? now, or in years ahead, by activists, journalists and historians alike. And it can be downloaded for most electronic devices: Kindles, phones, iPad, Blackberry, Macs and PCs. Fifty cents of every purchase will go directly to Occupy Wall Street, with the aim of helping to feed and shelter campers.Mitchell is the author of such acclaimed books as ?The Campaign of the Century? (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), ?So Wrong for So Long? and, with Robert Jay Lifton, ?Hiroshima in America.? His most recent books are ?Atomic Cover-Up,? ?The Age of WikiLeaks? and ?Bradley Manning.? He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher magazine. After kicking off with a preface, and three key ?founding documents? for the Occupy movement, ?40 Days That Shook the World? introduces its detailed chronology, with countless embedded links. Along the way, it offers a feel for the national movement, from a General Assembly in Tampa .to a General Strike in Oakland. We are there for all of the major showdowns and arrests: in Boston, in Chicago, in Dallas and Tucson -- and the amazing show of resistance that led police to postpone evictions in New York and Portland before their final raids. Now it's been updated to cover events up to November 29.The cast of characters, besides the hundreds of thousands of anonymous activists, includes this range of well-known figures: Michael Moore, Tom Morello, Naomi Klein, the Hipster Cop, Chris Hedges, Amy Goodman, Scott Olsen, the mysterious but omnipresent Mike Chec, and on and on. But it?s the everyday Occupyers who are the true stars ? and ?leaders.?It's a book for today--and for posterity.

Occupy Nation

Occupy Nation
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Occupy Wall Street is the most dynamic phenomenon in progressive politics in more than forty years. Its followers across the country transformed the national debate, galvanizing millions with its clarion call for economic justice: "We are the 99 percent." In Occupy Nation , bestselling social historian Todd Gitlin offers the first narrative survey of the movement?from its historic inspirations, to its inner tensions, to its prospects in the months and years to come. He offers a fascinating account of this remarkable phenomenon while casting an informed look at its continuing evolution?and how it needs to proceed to truly make an impact. Informed by Gitlin's own history in the 60s protest movement?but written with both eyes aimed at the future? Occupy Nation is the key book for anyone looking to understand the revolution playing out before our eyes.

Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (City Lights Open Media)

Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (City Lights Open Media)
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Today's economic crisis is capitalism's worst since the Great Depression. Millions have lost jobs, homes, and healthcare. Many with jobs watch pensions, benefits, and job security decline. While most live with increasing uncertainty, the system makes the very wealthy even richer. In eye-opening interviews with prominent economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the root causes of the current crisis, its unjust social costs, and what can and should be done to turn things around. While others blame corrupt bankers and unregulated speculators or the government or even the poor who borrowed, the authors show that the causes of the crisis run much deeper. They reach back to the 1970s when the capitalist system itself shifted, ending the century-old pattern of rising wages for Americans and thereby enabling the top 1% to become ultra-rich at the expense of the 99%. Since then, economic injustice has become chronic and further corrupted politics. Occupy's indignation with the whole system mobilizes a diverse range of Americans who seek basic change. Occupying the Economy not only clarifies and analyzes the crisis in US capitalism today, it also points toward solutions that can shape a far better future for all.Richard Wolff is professor of economics at U. Mass, and visiting professor at the New School in New York City. He hosts a program on WBAI and is author of the hit book Capitalism Hits the Fan.David Barsamian is director of Alternative Radio and author of many interview books, including What We Say Goes with Noam Chomsky.

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