Educate Yourself: Links

ABOUT THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY

http://democracysquare.org/

STRATEGY

http://organizingforpower.wordpress.com/interest-allies-coalitions/

http://organizingforpower.wordpress.com/interest-allies-coalitions/resources-for-ally-coalition-building/

http://organizingforpower.wordpress.com/organizing/training-agendas/

http://www.newbottomline.com/move_our_money

ABOUT THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM

Economic Inequality

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67046/robert-c-lieberman/why-the-rich-are-getting-richer

Trade Agreements

http://www.tradejustice.net/?page=Publications

About Corporate Personhood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara_County_v._Southern_Pacific_Railroad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission

Deregulation and Corporate Crime

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-isnt-wall-street-in-jail-20110216?page=4

About Banks

http://www.alternet.org/story/152651/11_facts_you_need_to_know_about_the_nation%E2%80%99s_biggest_banks?akid=7700.136553.IZ7Kbt&rd=1&t=8

About Concentration of Wealth

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1#ixzz1apIMI9z3

http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/10/19/millionaires-control-39-of-global-wealth/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-revealed–the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world.html

ABOUT OWS

About Liberty Plaza and Privately Operated Public spaces like it

http://www.observer.com/2011/10/dont-tread-on-me-could-occupy-wall-street-rescue-new-yorks-neglected-privately-owned-public-spaces/?show=all

http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleFriendlyNY.jsp?id=1202517769612&slreturn=1

Timeline of arrests

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-protest-map

Consensus Decisionmaking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making

Being the change you want to see

http://southissouth.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/from-egypt-to-occupy-keep-going-and-do-not-stop/

http://www.fairsharecommonheritage.org/2011/10/02/bring-the-noise-can-occupy-wall-street-revive-left-activism/

https://www.facebook.com/notes/manissa-mccleave-maharawal/so-real-it-hurts-notes-on-occupy-wall-street/10150317498589830

Stages of Co-optation

http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet/comments/kyjo2/an_open_letter_and_warning_from_a_former_tea/

About the Challenge of Transparency in a Leaderless Resistance

http://kasamaproject.org/2011/10/02/on-leaderless-resistance-occupy-wall-street/

OWS and the First Amendment

http://harpers.org/archive/2011/12/hbc-90008346

About Non-violence, Agreements, and Diversity of Tactics

http://starhawksblog.org/?p=675

 

INSPIRE OTHERS: USEFUL VIDEO LINKS

Here are some links to videos that you might want to use during Outreach presentations or trainings……

About the General Assembly and Consensus Decisionmaking:

Intro to consensus and hand signals – fun to watch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6dtD8RnGaRQ&noredirect=1

OWS intro to the General Assembly, direct democracy and facilitation:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfTf2db6YfI

Hand signals at Occupy SF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPXnKY1-B8o

People’s Mic. An example of how even wordy ‘intellectuals’ like Slavoj Zizek get their message out using the ‘people’s mic’  at OWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu9BWlcRwPQ

An example of how NOT to EVER facilitate a GA – manipulation rather than listening:http://nation.foxnews.com/occupy-wall-street/2011/10/10/occupy-atlanta-silences-civil-rights-hero-john-lewis

 

Inspiration:

Livestream: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

FtheBanks.org: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUzMLu4K_2o

The 1% gets arrested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEJ8vxRnFiw

People’s gong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnsv1s6gcpQ&feature=youtu.be

Auction blockade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DLuNDPgJoY

Occupy Ninjas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tum057byp5Y&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL8C195C5E2681C223

Nonviolent Occupy Santa Cruz holds ground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuWEx6Cfn-I

Occupy Melbourne’s running “tent monsters”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGBTes_VHAk

Lupe Fiasco: http://www.lupefiasco.com/news/ad146c-to-the-sep17-occupiers-moneyman/

Hiphop video: http://getgrounded.tv/2011/10/10/the-word-tv-occupy-wall-st-hip-hop-anthem-occupation-freedom-ground-zero-and-the-global-block-collective-music-video/

Folk song (click on ‘Revolution’): http://www.reverbnation.com/joytruskowski

Chris Hedges staying calm and focused during a character attack:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MAhHPIuTQ5k

“We are not a protest, we are a dialogue”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECoc-Iv0tr4

Compelling arguments for action:

Chris Hedges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uz5RxhahHK0

Stories of the 99%: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Stories of the 1%: http://westandwiththe99percent.tumblr.com/

America is not broke: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/america-is-not-broke