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#occupywallstreet, is an ongoing nonviolent demonstration, a social movement opposing what participants view as negative corporate influence over politics and a lack of legal repercussions over the global financial crisis.
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The day after: the movement beyond the protest

The day after: the movement beyond the protest | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
As our movement transforms from a protest into a new social climate, promising signs are emerging of a new cooperative form of social organization.

 

By Carlos Delclós and Raimundo Viejo: "Over time, the wave of mobilizations that first hit the shores of the Mediterranean and extended outwards over the course of 2011 has overcome its initial, expressive phase. This phase managed to substitute the dominant narrative with our own. We now know that the problem is not some mysterious technical failure we call a crisis, but the intentional crimes of a cleptocracy ... Having reached this point, the obvious question becomes, 'Now what?'"

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Starting January 17, will Occupy Congress be Something More than a One Day Protest?

Did you think the Occupy movement had gone away? Think again.

Occupy Congress, Meeting with Members of Congress, Warily

Tuesday January 17 is the day when Occupy Congress takes the Capitol Grounds and protesters assembling from around the country begin a series of meetings with their members of Congress. An anonymous senior Democratic aide in the House of Representatives is nervous: “We would want to approach it with caution. I don’t know what we would do personally. It would depend on what they were asking. We never turn people away unless there’s a security reason, or if it is just going to be more of a mess than makes sense.” They’re called constituents, Anonymous Senior Aide, even if they don’t wear three-piece suits.

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OWS Protesters Re-Occupy Liberty Square!

After complaints from neighbors, local politicians, and national civil liberties groups, the barricades that have surrounded Zuccotti Park since the November...
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BREAKING NEWS: Barricades Come Down At Zuccotti Park As NYCLU Threatens Legal Action

BREAKING NEWS: Barricades Come Down At Zuccotti Park As NYCLU Threatens Legal Action | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
The NYPD is, at this very moment, allowing protesters to cross the barricades into Zuccotti Park. Why? Because the NYCLU is threatening to take legal action if police do not back down.
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Occupy Colleges to Occupy Congress

Occupy Colleges to Occupy Congress | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
This is Occupy 2.0 and Occupy Colleges is a part of that mission.

Lately, I keep getting asked , "Why is Occupy Colleges so focused on the January 17th Occupy Congress event? Isn't the organization dedicated to student loan issues and tuition hikes?" I find the question odd because it is precisely the tuition hikes and student loan issues that connect students, teachers, and alumni to Occupy Congress. These are the economic injustices that we face in the college community. But, first and foremost, we are the 99 percent and we support Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street is addressing the economic injustices that we all face. Until recently, the focus has been on Wall Street targeting the financial industry for its misconduct. This is important and necessary but, there is a need to focus on the other one percent - Congress! Congress is the one percent that controls our legislation - yes, they are bought off by the players on Wall Street, but our legislators are also the ones who ultimately make our laws. The National Event held by Occupyyourcongress.info on January 17 is Occupy's first unified step to address Washington.

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Occupy 2012 roundup: NDAA, victories against corporate personhood, descending on DC, general strike! / Waging Nonviolence - People-Powered News and Analysis

The Occupy movement is busy. Far from being dormant for the winter, occupiers are finding themselves with all sorts of new actions, challenges and plans. Though most of the 24-hour encampments have ended, the movement is beginning to focus much more on actions directed toward concrete demands. Last night I attended Occupy Wall Street’s Spokes Council—now finally active after weeks of turmoil—and caught the above video of documentarian Michael Moore’s unplanned speech. In it, he reminded the 100 or so people present that the fight ahead is a long one, and that they’re only just getting started. Here’s a glimpse at how the fight will be unfolding in the coming months:

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Occupiers Crash The Primary

Occupiers Crash The Primary | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
{media_10}Manchester, N.H. --As the first-in-the-nation presidential primary approached, some of the most visible action on the main street here came not from candidates or staffers, but decidedly non-Republican activists swarming...
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Occupy: Anonymity or Transparency?

Occupy: Anonymity or Transparency? | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
Cell phone cameras and livestreams may seem to be everywhere at Occupy protests, but there is real tension over how much should be shown...
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Linguists name 'occupy' as 2011's word of the year

Linguists name 'occupy' as 2011's word of the year | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
The linguists have spoken and they have decided -- "Occupy" is 2011's word of the year.
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Occupy New Year's Eve - Re-Occupation of Zuccotti Park

Occupy Wall Street reclaims Zuccotti Park for a few hours spanning midnight, New Year's Eve. Protesters seize the barricades that have surrounded the park si...
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Occupy Wall Street's Livestream Operators Arrested

Occupy Wall Street's Livestream Operators Arrested | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it

Occupy Wall Street is in the middle of one of its day-long marches in New York Tuesday, protesting the National Defense Authorization Act, but for those following along on the Global Revolution livestream, the real action is happening in the real action is happening in the broadcast studio itself. That's because police have apparently just raided the Brooklyn studio of Globalrevolution.tv and taken some of the project's key volunteers into custody.

The raid Tuesday follows a notice to vacate that police delivered to the Bushwick studio on Monday night. Victoria Sobel, a Global Revolution volunteer, said Vlad Teichberg and a guy named Spike, both of whom maintain the live feed aggregator, had been taken into custody by police, along with four or five others.

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Occupiers aim to impact Iowa causes

Occupiers aim to impact Iowa causes | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
Occupy Iowa Caucus activists stage a week of protests to influence locals to take a greater part in their own democracy.
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Basta! Telling Stories About Occupy Wall Street | DMLcentral

Basta! Telling Stories About Occupy Wall Street | DMLcentral | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it

Media activists Marisa Jahn and Julian Rubinstein recently joined us at the Center for Civic Media for our weekly Civic Media Lunch series. Marisa is the new director of the People’s Production House, a New York based project that works with low income workers and youth, building capacity around media creation. Julian is an author and journalist who now works on Newsmotion.org, a civic media and documentary storytelling initiative.

Marisa walked us through some of her history as an activist and artist, showcasing some of her work as a graphic designer. For the 2008 Wall Street protests, she designed a “Bailout = Bullshit” logo and signage.

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The Income Gap: Unfair, Or Are We Just Jealous?

The Income Gap: Unfair, Or Are We Just Jealous? | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that economic disparity is now seen as a bigger source conflict in the U.S. than race, age or national origin.
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15 Major Differences Between Occupy Wall Street And The Tea Party Protests

15 Major Differences Between Occupy Wall Street And The Tea Party Protests | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
I read an article recently, which compared the origins of the Occupy Wall Street movement to the origins of the Tea Party movement. As someone who has paid attention to both movements, I believe nothing could be further from the truth.
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Watch the Archive - From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond | Personal Democracy Forum

Watch the Archive - From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond | Personal Democracy Forum | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it

WATCH THE ARCHIVE
Across America and the world, millions of people are entering the public arena and, using social and collaborative media, forming powerful new networks for change. The result is a rising wave of challenges to the political order that are expanding the boundaries of political discourse and forcing new issues into the conversation. At this event, we heard from leading organizers and observers of these new movements, and explored questions like:

Are these movements leaderless, or leaderfull? And either way, how do they make decisions?
Are these movements working within the system or trying to create a new one?
Getting co-opted: A danger or a sign that you’re winning?
Is a group still its own worst enemy?
New media and over-communication: how do these movements manage the cacophony they help create?
Is networked democracy to top-down politics what citizen media is to broadcast media?

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Why Now? What's Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street | The Nation

Why Now? What's Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street | The Nation | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein talks to an Occupy Wall Street organizer about offering resistance, creating alternatives, and using Occupy as a moment to dream big.
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How to run a low-cost revolution

How to run a low-cost revolution | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
As the Spanish May 15 movement was getting started in February of last year, it did so with almost no money. What it had, instead, was a lot of participation.
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Newt Goes Full ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Against Romney

Newt Goes Full ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Against Romney | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
MANCHESTER, NH — “You have to ask the question, is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of people and then walk off with the money?” Who said it — Elizabeth Warren?
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Occupy Audio: The Soundscape of the Protests

Occupy Audio: The Soundscape of the Protests | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
While we may think of the iconic images or videostreams, sound has played a pivotal role in the Occupy Wall Street protests...
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The Fictional Leaders of the Occupy Movement

The Fictional Leaders of the Occupy Movement | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
The Fictional Leaders of the Occupy Movement...
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Self-Organization and The Hierarchy of Institutions

Self-Organization and The Hierarchy of Institutions | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
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The Very Public Breakup of Occupy Wall Street's Ustream Team

The Very Public Breakup of Occupy Wall Street's Ustream Team | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
First the producers of Occupy Wall Street's livestream team got arrested, and now a nasty feud over money and work ethic among the producers of The Other 99 has spilled over into the public sphere.
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What if We Occupied Language?

What if We Occupied Language? | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
A movement that challenges the power structure of language could help foster the sort of equality the protests aim to achieve.
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Protesters Occupy The Rose Parade (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Protesters Occupy The Rose Parade (VIDEO, PHOTOS) | #OccupyWallstreet | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most anticipated float of the 2012 Rose Parade is an unofficial entrant: a giant "Occupy Octopus" made out of plastic bags.
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