Written by Jerome Roos on June 19th, 2013, re-posted from SnuProject.wordpress.com. The protesters are starting to counter-pose their own direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state. Something quite amazing is happening in Istanbul. In addition to the silent “standing man” actions around the country, people’s assemblies are slowly starting […]
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Occupy Economics – Economists declaring solidarity with Occupy
On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 200 economists from around the world have added their names. Read more at econ4.org They consider the occupiers as advocates of the public good and state: “The […]
Occupy Wall Street is stepping in where government failed
The following text is reposted from Complex Systems and Occupy Wall Street by Yaneer Bar-Yam of the New England Complex Systems Institute. I am impressed by the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement and its objectives. As the head of an institute whose work is to bring to light central issues at stake nationally and globally, I would like […]