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Who's Afraid of Occupy Wall Street? Apparently, the Red Cross - Truthdig

Who's Afraid of Occupy Wall Street? Apparently, the Red Cross - Truthdig | real utopias | Scoop.it
Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.
- 2014/12/15
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How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort - ProPublica

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort - ProPublica | real utopias | Scoop.it
Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.
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Is Shut It Down the new Occupy? - Waging Nonviolence

Is Shut It Down the new Occupy? - Waging Nonviolence | real utopias | Scoop.it
As occupying public spaces was to the Occupy movement, “Shutting It Down” is to the new wave of protest around police brutality and systemic racism.
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P2P Foundation - What happens to Occupy Democracy in London shows Britons no longer have freedom of assembly

P2P Foundation - What happens to Occupy Democracy in London shows Britons no longer have freedom of assembly | real utopias | Scoop.it
"P2P Foundation" - 3 new articles What happens to Occupy Democracy in London shows Britons no longer have freedom of assembly Dada Maheshvarananda on Cooperation the Commons and Life After Capitali...
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By its nature, participatory democracy movements draw together people with a div…

By its nature, participatory democracy movements draw together people with a div… | real utopias | Scoop.it
By its nature, participatory democracy movements draw together people with a diversity of ideas, views and tactics. But through both physical and digital connections, innovative ideas can spread like dandelion seeds in the wind.
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Occupy Wall Street volunteers defend Ferguson protesters in court

Occupy Wall Street volunteers defend Ferguson protesters in court | real utopias | Scoop.it
Led by a local group - Arch City Defenders, which was originally established to provide free legal representation to poor residents in the St. Louis area - and backed by a cadre of national organiz...
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The Economist Went Full Occupy Wall Street On Bankers - Business Insider

The Economist Went Full Occupy Wall Street On Bankers - Business Insider | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Economist, traditionally a pro-capitalism...
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Documentary explores local Occupy the Farm movement - Daily Californian

Documentary explores local Occupy the Farm movement - Daily Californian | real utopias | Scoop.it
On Friday, “Occupy the Farm” had its world premiere at the United Artists cinema on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.
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Gay pride parade and Occupy movement promote equal rights in society - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Gay pride parade and Occupy movement promote equal rights in society - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Hong Kong's colourful annual gay pride parade took on an overtly political tinge yesterday as Occupy moved in, boosting numbers and adding umbrellas as well as a dose of controversy....
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Angela Davis at Occupy Wall Street

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Legendary feminist and black power activist Angela Davis spoke at Occupy Wall Street on October 30th. She was on fire!
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Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Chief Superintendent Steve Hui Chun-tak, speaking at the police’s daily press conference, says protesters who dress up are "concealing their own identities as if they were going to a carnival".
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Sustainability, Organization and Anti-Capitalism: Talkin' Occupy around the US - teleSUR English

Sustainability, Organization and Anti-Capitalism: Talkin' Occupy around the US - teleSUR English | real utopias | Scoop.it
People around the US often no longer feel it is their fault that they are loosing their homes or jobs – and instead feel a new sense of power – feeling they are the 99%.
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Occupy movement continuing to gain momentum, survey shows - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Occupy movement continuing to gain momentum, survey shows - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Public support for the Occupy movement has grown since the campaign began, and it continues to divide residents, a Chinese University survey has found.

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Green Party members Caroline Lucas and Jenny Jones speaking at Occupy Democracy 23.10.14

Green Parry MP Caroline Lucas gives an inspiring speech to people gathered at Occupy Democracy outside Parliament Square protesting at the democratic deficit.
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Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square - The Guardian

Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

Police made one arrest after hundreds of officers converged on Parliament Square in London on Sunday night in an attempt to remove Occupy Democracy protesters.

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Russell Brand occupies Wall Street: 'I'm dedicated and devoted to change' – video - The Guardian

Russell Brand occupies Wall Street: 'I'm dedicated and devoted to change' – video - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Actor and comedian Russell Brand meets Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park, in New York City's financial district
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Long Live Occupy: Occupy, three years later - rabble.ca

Long Live Occupy: Occupy, three years later - rabble.ca | real utopias | Scoop.it

This post by Judy Rebick is the first in a rabble.ca series, Occupy is Dead. Long live Occupy. The series will look at what has grown out of the Occupy movement:


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Final "occupy the streets" of Detroit movement held Friday night - WXYZ

Final "occupy the streets" of Detroit movement held Friday night - WXYZ | real utopias | Scoop.it
City councilwoman Mary Sheffield is making an effort to get information to her district. 
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Occupy organizer calls for guaranteed income: Cost of poverty greater than ... - Raw Story

Occupy organizer calls for guaranteed income: Cost of poverty greater than ... - Raw Story | real utopias | Scoop.it


It costs more to keep poverty than it would cost to eliminate it, says author and Occupy Wall Street organizer David DeGraw.

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The new Occupy? The activists reclaiming public space

The new Occupy? The activists reclaiming public space | real utopias | Scoop.it
Mothers occupying houses, place-hackers scaling buildings and teens taking over shopping centres: Symeon Brown reports from the frontline of the battle to take back public space.
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From Wall Street to Central—how to Occupy a space - Quartz

From Wall Street to Central—how to Occupy a space - Quartz | real utopias | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, I was a small part of the Occupy Wall Street movement (occasionally helping stock the kitchen and First Aid tents in Zuccotti Park), so arriving in Hong Kong, I had a sense of what Occupy Central with Love and Peace would look like.
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Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers - MainStreet

Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers - MainStreet | real utopias | Scoop.it
Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers MainStreet NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Though they are no longer a physical presence in New York's Zucotti Park, Occupy Wall Street is still an active force making waves in the news...
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What climate marchers learned from anti-nuke organizers - Grist

What climate marchers learned from anti-nuke organizers - Grist | real utopias | Scoop.it


It all comes down to your theory of change. To the climate march's organizers, the anti-nuclear rally proved the value of movement-building through an event.

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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 | real utopias | 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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