Synopses & Reviews
"An essential and galvanizing on-the-ground account of how oxygen suddenly and miraculously flooded back into the American brain."Jonathan Lethem
For two months in fall 2011, Zuccotti Park, squeezed deep in a canyon between bankers' skyscrapers in lower Manhattan, was the site of an extraordinary political action, home to the hundreds of anti-capitalist protestors who camped there overnight and the thousands who visited to join the protest.
Now, in a new book collectively authored by a group of writers active in support of the occupation, the story of Occupy Wall Street has been told in a vivid, fast-paced narrative. Occupying Wall Street draws on extensive interviews with those who took part in the action to bring an authentic, inside-the-square history to life. In these pages you will discover in rich detail how the protest was devised and planned, how its daily needs were met, and how it won overwhelming support across the nation.
The future course of Occupy Wall Street remains unclear. But under the banner "We are the 99%," the protest has given birth to America's most important progressive movement since the civil rights marches half a century ago. This is the story of that beginning.
Writers for the 99% is a group of writers and researchers, active in supporting Occupy Wall Street, who came together to create this book.
"I'm awfully glad these writers were taking notes and recording this history as it happenedOWS is one of the most important developments in this country in many a year, and we need to understand how it happened and where it might go. This volume goes a long way toward filling that need!" Bill McKibben
"An essential and galvanizing on-the-ground account of how oxygen suddenly and miraculously flooded back into the American brain." Jonathan Lethem
"The last thirty years belonged to Wall Street. If Occupy gets it right, the next thirty should belong to us. This indispensable book is the first chapter in the story about the long revolution to come." Andrew Ross
The emphasis will be on everyday details of the occupationa recreation of texture, in all its unfiltered smells and brain-bursting sounds.” The Daily Beast
The inside story of the protest that has given birth to Americas most important progressive movement in a half century.
-An essential and galvanizing on-the-ground account of how oxygen suddenly and miraculously flooded back into the American brain.---Jonathan Lethem
- Occupying Wall Street] runs through OWS' beginnings and provides a fascinating look at how Zucotti Park functioned, the disagreements and difficulties in running the community, and contains first-hand accounts of some of its most dramatic moments. Part souvenir, part how-to guide, this is a remarkable and unique book.---The Huffington Post
For two months this fall, Zuccotti Park was the site of an extraordinary political action. Home to the hundreds of anti-capitalist protestors, the park became a communion of sharing and consensus in the heart of a citadel defined by greed and oligarchy.
In the early hours of Tuesday, November 15, the occupiers' camp was destroyed when police swept suddenly into the square. But if the occupation at Zuccotti was destroyed that night, the movement it spawned across America has only just begun.
Occupying Wall Street draws on extensive interviews with those who took part in the action to bring an inside-the-square history to life. In a vivid narrative, the key events of the occupation are described, and woven throughout are stories of daily life in the square focusing on how the kitchen, library, media center, clean-up, hospital, and General Assembly functioned, all in the words of the people who were there.
Writers for the 99% is a group of writers and researchers active in supporting Occupy Wall Street who came together to create this book.
In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbulandrsquo;s Taksim Square, protesting the privatization of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in size and force, quickly becoming a massive statement of opposition to the Turkish regime. This book assembles a collection of field research, data, theoretical analyses, and cross-country comparisons to show the significance of the protests both within Turkey and throughout the world.and#160;
About the Author
Writers for the 99% is a group of writers and researchers, active in supporting Occupy Wall Street, who came together to create this book. A list of all those contributing will appear at the back of the book.
Complete List: A.J. Bauer, Christine Baumgarthuber, Jed Bickman, Jeremy Brecher, Morgan Buck, Ana M. Chavez, Suzanne Collado, Sharon Cooper, Jackie DiSalvo, Robin Epstein, Liza Featherstone, Sean Firko, Claudia Sofía Garriga López, Alejandro Gomez-del-Moral, Kate Griffiths-Dingani, Katherine Gressel, Alex Hall, Samantha Hammer, Malcolm Harris, Zoe Heller, Travis Holloway, Rana Jaleel, Vani Kannan, Danny Katch, Zenia Kish, Sean Larson, Kathryn L. Mahaney, Brian Merchant, Lisa Montanarelli, Debbie Nathan, Angelique V. Nixon, David Osborn, Willie Osterweil, Amity Paye, Jon L Peacock, Justin Owen Rawlins, Colin Robinson, Olivia Rosane, James Frederic Rose, Andrew Ross, Koren Shadmi, Benjamin Shepard, Christine Utz, Danny Valdez, Susan Wilcox, Jamie Yancovitz.