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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 uickly the message about what Occupy was about but in 2015 this uality leaves one unsatisfied Even the pieces by David Graeber and Naomi Klein are uickly penned propaganda like but without much analysis It does give one a good
Sense Of The Spirit of the spirit the time but little else Most of this book was repetitive since it was different people s views on the same event and mostly written earlyThere are a couple pieces that are very good and thus raise my overall opinion of the book Those areNo Leaders No Violence Nathan SchneiderHow Ineuality Poisons Society Brooke JarvisSix Ways to Liberate Main Street from Wall Street David KortenHow to Create Living Wage Jobs Sarah van Gelder and Doug Pibelabbreviated some titles too much typing involved 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 ou an array of opinions and show ou that OWS does not side with a political agenda but sets out for solidarity and economic euality 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 occupationIt s not actually a book it s of a collection of different articles a book it s of a collection of different articles 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. 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 political establishment and most media have long ignored But the movement goes far beyond this critiue 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. Touches the reasons behind the Occupy Wall Street Movement And since the chapters articles of the book were written by many different people there is just a
lot repetitionThe only thing that would make me recommend this book is that it s of repetitionThe only that would make me recommend this book is that it s very short one 84 pages But after reading it i have to say that i m still to see a book that goes into details about all the ins and outs of the Occupy Movement An interesting at the time snapshot of Occupy NY with twenty bite size essays by those present in the first months As such it presents a helpful reminder and education of the movement s origins ambitions and achievements The live format ignores the detraction of later and the critiues of sharks and thus an inspiring read Not loftily sentimental 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 AlasMy 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 expectingighlight the letter to the man who started the Arab Spring Try to find that article online it s uality This is a hard book to rate On the one hand it does capture the energy chaos and a hard book to rate On the one hand it does capture the energy chaos and 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 forceI 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 this bookAs I was reading it it felt like a rushed job and it lacked the cohesive structure that time and close editing not to mention content would have brought to the project In many ways it s a mirror of the movement itself which seems to have blossomed energetica. 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 fi.
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groups without any strong centralized manifesto for changeThere are some great essays thatwithout any strong centralized manifesto for changeThere are some great essays that to the precise reasons for the current economic climate that we all must struggle to live in but they are all so brief that this title can only ever be a primer for the generally interested to be fair that may be the intention of the editors Read section two to learn the most about why we are here and what we the intention of the editors Read section two to learn the most about why we are here and what we do the interview with Richard Wilkinson and David Korten s essay stood out to me otherwise it s all very emotive stuff but light on depthI think I was most disappointed by the essay from Hena Ashraf who clearly does not understand the full implications of the term the 99% It was while reading her essay that I realized that we on the left will never be a progressive force for good in the world until we understand the need to drop our insistence on recognition for the myriad historical oppressions that we can all name and that as one united human mass we need to point at the corporate supremacists thank ou Ralph Nader and say Wait just one second Interesting look into
Wall Street I don t necessary agree with the politics behind it but I found about how it was organized and played out was engaging 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 impl 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. Rst 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 euitable 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.Occupy Wall Street I don t necessary agree with the politics behind it but I found