ENG: Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. Initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters, the protests were inspired by the Arab Spring movement, especially Cairo's Tahrir Square protests, and the Spanish Indignants. They are mainly protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the power and influence of corporations, particularly from the financial service sector, and of lobbyists, over government. The participants' slogan "We are the 99%" refers to the difference in wealth between the top 1% and the other citizens of the United States. By October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities in the ...
EN.wiki: OWS is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. Initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters, the protests were , positive
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What’s the message? A lot of the traditional media has been whining that question… not because they really care, but because that IS the framing they are trying to attach to Occupy Wall Street: That these are a bunch of ignorant kids who don’t know why they’re out there or what they want.
George Lakoff has made his career around framing. It’s important stuff; as he puts it, “It’s a general principle: Unless you frame yourself, others will frame you — the media, your enemies, your competitors, your well-meaning ...
Republicans this week criticized Democratic members of Congress who support the Occupy Wall Street movement amid reports of a small number of protesters expressing antisemitism.
The Republican National Committee on Tuesday issued a memo from communications director Sean Spicer entitled: "OWS Anti-Semitism: Where's the Outrage?"
By Rachel Rose Hartman
Read more: The Ticket - Yahoo! News (October 20,2011)
For weeks, reporters, pundits, and political strategists have been puzzling over this question. Now, the organizers of the protest have provided at least part of the answer. A couple of weeks ago, they invited a CUNY sociologist, Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, to survey visitors to their main Web site, occupywallst.org. More than sixteen hundred people responded to Cordero-Guzmán’s questionnaire. The results are particularly interesting because they get beyond the hard core activists in Zuccotti Park to people who support the O.W.S. protesters, but not to the extent of ...
Democracy and the Donor Class by Gara LaMarche This article was originally published at The Democracy Journal
Foundations and philanthropists do much good, but these unelected actors have acquired enormous power to shape policy. Should they be reined in?
Though this is not the way I would usually describe my career, one way of looking at it is that I spent my first 20 working years trying to raise money, and the next 15 trying to give it away. The transition, which took place when I left Human Rights Watch in 1996 to found the United States Programs of George Soros’s Open Society Institute, was a challenging one.
On the one hand, having dealt with foundations over the years as a supplicant, I felt I knew their ways—and in particular, ways of behaving that I was eager to avoid. On the other hand, suddenly becoming the gatekeeper to many millions of philanthropic dollars altered most of my collegial relationships, and many of my personal ones, infecting all but a few of them with a new power dynamic. I found myself—as various w
THE END OF PROTEST (new book by Micah White) "Protest is dead, long live Protest!"
We are pleased to announce that Alfred A. Knopf Canada will publish Micah White's new book THE END OF PROTEST in Spring, 2016.
Pledge to read THE END OF PROTEST and let's seed the world with a new protest paradigm!
White, former editor at Adbusters Magazine and "[one of] today's most innovative social activists" (CBC Radio) was a driving force behind the Occupy Movement, which became a global phenomenon. World rights to the book were acquired by Random House of Canada's associate publisher Scott Sellers.
"We're incredibly excited to be partnering with Micah on this book," says Amanda Lewis, associate editor at Knopf Random House Canada who will be working closely with White on the project. "From economic collapse to climate change to the breakdown of society, there has never been a more important time for a book about how we make true revolution. Micah is one of the strongest voices to guide this resurgence, and his vision for a renewed future
Upcoming free events at Miami University on October 20 in Oxford, Ohio and Antioch College on October 23 in Yellow Springs, Ohio You are invited to attend:
THE END OF PROTEST
A lecture by Micah White, PhD
October 20, 2014 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
The paradigms of contemporary protest are undergoing a period of crisis. The global forces that impact our collective future stand outside the reach of traditional forms of protest that were developed to sway liberal democracies. The influence of money on democracy exacerbates the crisis by rendering it increasingly difficult for the people to influence their elected representatives toward an inclusive and peaceful society. And yet, there is reason for optimism: the end of protest is a new beginning. On the horizon are increasingly complex and sophisticated social memes that will emerge in a bid to breakthrough the political stasis and reorganize the existing social order.
More details: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/programs/its/about/kirk-lecture/index.html
THE BEGINNING OF PROTEST
A lecture by Micah White PhD
October 23 at Antioch College in Yellow Sprin
Snowden was recently asked about Occupy Wall Street. Here's what he said An excerpt from: http://www.thenation.com/article/186129/snowden-exile-exclusive-interview
The Nation: When was the last time civil disobedience brought about change?
Edward Snowden: Occupy Wall Street.
The Nation: One of us might disagree with you. Arguably, Occupy was a very important initiative, but it was soon vaporized.
Edward Snowden: I believe strongly that Occupy Wall Street had such limits
because the local authorities were able to enforce, basically in our
imaginations, an image of what proper civil disobedience is--one that
is simply ineffective. All those people who went out missed work,
didn't get paid. Those were individuals who were already feeling the
effects of inequality, so they didn't have a lot to lose. And then the
individuals who were louder, more disruptive and, in many ways, more
effective at drawing attention to their concerns were immediately
castigated by authorities. They were cordoned off, pepper-sprayed,
thrown in jail.
"authorities were able to enfor