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Darkness Over Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal

Darkness Over Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Government bad faith gives way to thuggery in the streets, The Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
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FireChat: The App That Fueled Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution - Betabeat

FireChat: The App That Fueled Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution - Betabeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social media has been a catalyzing force in revolutions around the world. In the past few weeks, Hong Kong has seen its own youth-led uprising, and again turned to social media for solidarity and communication.
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A climate of disobedience: the coming destituent flood | ROAR Magazine

A climate of disobedience: the coming destituent flood | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Flood Wall Street signals radical disobedience, a destituent power that will rise to inundate the institutions of the political and financial order.
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The Climate March could be the Occupy Movement's most noble progeny: Opinion - NJ.com

The Climate March could be the Occupy Movement's most noble progeny: Opinion - NJ.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy change and political courage – notably from climate change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for leadership.

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All's Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters ... - Huffington Post

All's Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, don't be so sure that that the ranting and raving about income inequality, fracking and student debt is dead. Although thousands are no longer protesting in the streets, a quiet revolution inspired by Occupy principles has been brewing in the American public. It demands more from government representatives and was all too present in last week's Democratic primary for the governor for the state of New York.

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Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by abolishing $3.8 million in ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by abolishing $3.8 million in ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group announced Wednesday that its Strike Debt initiative abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt this year.

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The State, Occupy, and Disaster: What Radical Movement Builders Can Learn from the Case of Occupy Sandy

The State, Occupy, and Disaster: What Radical Movement Builders Can Learn from the Case of Occupy Sandy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nearly two years ago a group named Occupy Sandy organized an unprecedented response to the unprecedented disaster that was Hurricane Sandy. Occupy Sandy, which was sparked by a few radical activists who knew each other from Occupy Wall Street, accomplished very significant feats for any organization, let alone one that was created ad-hoc and spontaneously in the days immediately following a disaster. Occupy Sandy (OS) dispatched tens of thousands of hot meals, more than 60,000 volunteers and was in the hardest hit areas of New York City, often times before the Red Cross or FEMA arrived and after they left. The efforts of Occupy Sandy signify a qualitatively and quantitatively impressive achievement for the radical political activist community in New York City and the surrounding area and for the “Occupy” social movement more widely. This novel achievement can be an instructive reference for organizers and movement builders of all stripes.

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When Business met Occupy: Innovating for True Collaborative Decision-Making | MIX M-Prize

When Business met Occupy: Innovating for True Collaborative Decision-Making | MIX M-Prize | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborating with the Occupy movement enabled our business to develop the tool we needed to acheive the truly flat, transparent, empowered structure we'd always wanted.
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▶ Occupy Wall Street Birth and Evolution - YouTube

Occupy Wall Street documentary editor Lauren Saffa discusses the start of the Occupy movement, and how the call to action from Anonymous spread the word to something larger than people anticipated. Featuring footage from the documentary, ANOTHER WORLD, we trace the start of the movement and how it mushroomed into something remarkable in this clip from the BYOD interview.

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Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software | Enterprise | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Loomio is an open source web application for making group decisions. It may sound like a niche application, but although the Occupy movement is largely a thing of the past, Loomio is still going strong.
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An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions

An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you've ever tried to make a tough decision with a group of people online, then you've most likely done one of two things. You may have had a discussion over email, in which case the conversation has gotten very messy and it becomes difficult to suss out exactly where everyone stands. Or, you could have tried a poll, which doesn't give the opportunity for re-working proposals based on feedback.

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Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves.

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Why an Occupy activist turned Googler thinks Eric Schmidt should run the US - Quartz

Why an Occupy activist turned Googler thinks Eric Schmidt should run the US - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Justine Tunney is an engineer at Google. But she's also, by her own account, a founder of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Russell Brand to Occupy: Revolution is inevitable

Activist, comedian and author Russell Brand rallied Occupy Wall Street supporters Tuesday evening in New York City to call for an end to inequality and elite rule. Speaking exclusively to RT's...
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Libeling a democracy movement: Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous

OpEdNews Article: Article: Libeling a democracy movement:  Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Too many leftist journalists are showing an imperialist arrogance in claiming the US is behind the mass democracy protest in Hong Kong, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff, a veteran journalist with five years experience in Hong Kong.
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CfP: Win a copy of Christian Fuchs’ new book “OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism”

CfP: Win a copy of Christian Fuchs’ new book “OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism
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How Occupy Wall Street Won In One Chart

How Occupy Wall Street Won In One Chart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Agree or disagree with the aims and means of Occupy Wall Street, but the movement changed the way we think about our world forever.
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Occupy Wall Street: How We Surprised Ourselves - Progressive.org

Occupy Wall Street: How We Surprised Ourselves - Progressive.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


At the top of the list of what the Occupy movement accomplished is, “We surprised ourselves.” By “we,” I mean anyone residing on the left.

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Promissory notes of a better world | Occupy, radical democracy and the question of revolutionary politics | Heathwood Press

Promissory notes of a better world | Occupy, radical democracy and the question of revolutionary politics | Heathwood Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

These have been years of struggle, of the myriad grassroots revolt for a better world. Of recent time, the Occupy movement in New York and London and elsewhere, Cairo at the time of Mubarak’s fall, the indignados and other movements in Spain, protests in Greece, Gezi Park in Istanbul, the 2013-14 protests in Brazil, have all become well-documented symbols of the grassroots struggle for a more just society.

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Occupy Sandy Funds Growth of Worker-Owned Co-Ops

Occupy Sandy Funds Growth of Worker-Owned Co-Ops | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Could the seaside neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy be the next big incubator for worker-owned companies?
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David Graeber: “Spotlight on the financial sector did make apparent just how bizarrely skewed our economy is in terms of who gets rewarded”

David Graeber: “Spotlight on the financial sector did make apparent just how bizarrely skewed our economy is in terms of who gets rewarded” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

David Graeber is an American anthropologist who teaches at the London School of Economics. He is the author of the classic “Debt: The First Five Thousand Years” and played an important role in the launching of Occupy Wall Street. Last year, he wrote a much-discussed essay asking what happened to society’s old promise of more leisure time for workers; for the tasks that have come to occupy the hours that were once promised to be ours, Graeber invented the delicate and slightly obscure label, “bullshit jobs.”

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▶ Occupy Activist Found Guilty of Assaulting Police Officer, but Was Justice Served? - YouTube

Attorney Kevin Zeese discusses how the judge hearing Cecily McMillan's case did not allow the defense to show images, which would have proven that the activist was reacting to getting her breast grabbed

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Revolution at Point Zero. Discussing the Commons with Silvia Federici and Tine De Moor | open!

Revolution at Point Zero. Discussing the Commons with Silvia Federici and Tine De Moor | open! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Federici speaks from her experience within the anti-globalisation movement, the teachers’ and students’ movement, and the feminist movement among others. Her essay “Feminism and the Politics of the Common in an Era of Primitive Accumulation”, included in her recently published book, Revolution at Point Zero, has been crucial in defining the commons. In it she paints a loose, working definition of the commons as radical change, not to be considered as things, but rather, as social relations.

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From Facebook movements to city square movements | openDemocracy

From Facebook movements to city square movements | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Use of the internet has not led to a predominance of virtual actions and movements over mobilizations in ‘physical space’. On the contrary, since 2011 the occupation of urban public spaces - and more particularly symbolic spaces - has been a major feature of these movements.

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Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class

Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are more of us than them. But income inequality keeps getting worse -- and there is sadly no end in sight
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