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Occupy Wall Street Movements:

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Occupy Wall Street and related movements: 
Sources and links

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1.  Especially useful commentaries and overviews on the underlying issues to share

Paul Krugman, “Panic of the Plutocrats,” NY Times, Oct. 10, 2011 www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/opinion/panic-of-the-plutocrats.html

Barbara Ehrenreich, “The Guys in the 1% Brought This On,” The Progressive, current issuewww.progressive.org/one_percent_barbara_ehrenreich.html

Robert Reich, “The Seven Biggest Economic Lies,” 12 October 11, Robert Reich's blog, www.ask.com/news?qsrc=&o=100000031&l=dis&q=Robert+reich+blog&qsrc=2431

Elizabeth Warren, “Occupy Everywhere,” Oct 7, http://www.businessinsider.com/elizabeth-warren-wall-street-broke-this-country-one-lousy-mortgage-at-a-time-2011-10  …and...www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/678020/Elizabeth_warren

David Korten, “Why I'm in solidarity with Occupy Wall St,” 10-4-11,  www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzwgIxqOc0  or www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/david-korten/in-solidarity-with-occupywallstreet 

Jim Wallis, “Praying for Peace and Looking for Jesus at OccupyWallStreet,” 10-6-11, 
http://blog.sojo.net/2011/10/06/praying-for-peace-and-looking-for-jesus-at-occupywallstreet/

Rabbi Michael Lerner, “Occupy Wall St–It’s Everywhere where Corporate Power Shapes our Lives, So You Can Occupy it in Your Hometown too!” Oct 6, www.Tikkun.org and alternet.org

Frida Berrigan,  http://blog.faithinpubliclife.org/2011/10/faith_leaders_join_occupywalls.html

2. For more on the Occupy movements and their activities and goals in their own words see:

http://occupywallst.org/  very good general site

http://nycga.cc/  (the official site of the OWS general assembly, Liberty Square); for their declaration statement see: http://nycga.cc/2011/09/30/declaration-of-the-occupation-of-new-york-city/   
see also: www.occupytogether.org/  and www.commondreams.org/occupy

3. Many cities have their own sites or Facebook pages, for example:

www.occupydc.org/https://www.facebook.com/#!/OccupyBoston, https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhiladelphia/www.occupychi.org/ 

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyFM (FargoMoorehead)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/OccupyQuadCities/270410002991293 (Iowa)

https://www.facebook.com/OccupySeattle     https://www.facebook.com/#!/occupyLA,  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-San-Francisco/,

4. Other sites that have offer especially useful reporting and commentary

http://search.huffingtonpost.com/search?q=occupywallstreet&s_it=header_form_v1

www.truth-out.org      http://www.alternet.org    http://westandwiththe99percent.tumblr.com/

http://readersupportednews.org/    www.yesmagazine.org     www.myoccupywallstreet.com

www.democracynow.org   

live streaming video: http://occupywallstreet-worldwide.blogspot.com/

www.thenation.com/        www.progressive.org     www.mettacenter.org on nonviolence    

www.forusa.org Fellowship of Reconcilation https://www.facebook.com/NonviolentConflict

www.wagingnonviolence.org   www.offthechartsblog.org -- Center on Budget & Policy Priorities blog

www.nybooks.com -- NY Review of Books, e.g. Michael Greenberg    (tell us about others you discover)

5. Faith based sites that have had especially useful commentaries include:

http://www.shalomcenter.org                   www.tikkun.org

http://blog.faithinpubliclife.org/                 https://www.facebook.com/TheChristianLeft

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161988007225292

http://www.domestichumanneeds.org/faithfulbudget/

6. Advocacy groups that had useful postings,despite the fears among some of their taking over/ having too much influence…:

www.avaaz.org   www.moveon.org  www.dccc.org/pages/occupy

7. Graphics and humor that have received the most comment on our blog

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1221739710899.34982.1451144676

https://www.facebook.com/beingliberal.org

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1969258962619.2092178.1577310052

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2062241869801.114477.1057325634

www.theroot.co.in             www.mercadoetico.com.br

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=293212854038758&id=612737868

https://www.facebook.com/NonviolentConflict

https://www.facebook.com/erik.christensen/posts/165108903575918

and of course, www.theonion.com Jon Stewart’s www.thedailyshow.com/ etc.

 

compiled by Glen Gersmehl, coordinator of the “Light, Links, Laughs…” blog
To comment or offer suggestions: ggersmehl@hotmail.com or 206.349.2501

 


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