On Jan 21, 2012, Occupy sites around the US and the world demonstrated in solidarity with members of the 99%. They spoke out against the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, Citizens United, which gave corporations the rights of “Free Speech”… code for unlimited corporate contributions for political elections and favor mongering. A blogger named Kevin, [...]
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This is a training adapted for the needs of social change in the 21st century. It looks at how we hold this space we call “we” and how we can function more effectively in it. by Anna Betz & Andy Paice Up until quite recently little attention has been given to awareness itself in the [...]
Is it necessarily a bad thing when difficulties and tensions start to arise amongst occupyers who initially joined together in the same desire for positive change? With many activists and onlookers commenting that the movement is now in its second phase a lot depends on how these difficulties are approached. Awareness: the key to Occupy’s [...]
OK, so you were able to identify non-linear systemic causes, where others simply saw a big mess. What’s next? You wanted to affect the causes but you knew that you couldn’t do it alone. That’s how joining forces with others in collective action became a path that enables you to co-evolve to the next stages [...]
Anyone involved in the Occupy movement can identify with the slogan “We are the 99%.” But what would it feel like if we stepped into the shoes of the 1%, albeit for a brief while. What would the world look like from that perspective? How would we carry ourselves? How would we feel about all [...]