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OCCUPY: Why It Started. Who's Behind It. What's Next. [Kindle Edition]

The Staff of The Huffington Post
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OCCUPY. It started in early September in a small urban patch on Wall St. and soon the protests spread to other cities -- Los Angeles, Sacramento, Boston, Chicago. It's changed the national conversation, as reflected in the discourse of politics and media. It is perhaps the story of the year.

This e-book is a chronicle of that movement so far. It reflects dozens of original pieces and hundred of liveblogs by The Huffington Post staff. It offers fresh and compelling analysis from Arianna Huffington, Timothy L. O'Brien, Peter S. Goodman and Michael Calderone.

We start with a look at the the roots of the movement, examining the larger issues, such as the financial meltdown and foreclosure crisis, which helped set the stage for OWS. We introduce you to some of the individuals behind the movement and others -- from hitchhikers to college professors -- who joined in. We track the protests geographically and politically. And we conclude by trying to place the movement in a larger context -- and offer some reflections on where it's going next.

It's clear we are only at the beginning, or as Arianna Huffington said in her introduction, "When future histories of Occupy are written, this will be just the first chapter."

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  • File Size: 879 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: The Huffington Post Media Group (December 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars 1%er Arianna Huffington's Occupy Booster Book January 7, 2012
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Full disclosure : I blogged at HuffPost for years and now blog for and I've written extensively about Occupy.

This is a compilation of reporting from the Huffington Post and it's not really the whole story. It's an agenda driven narrative that doesn't put the movement in the full context of the Peace and Justice movement. Will you learn anything? Sure -- but you won't really learn what's actually going on with the movement. You'll learn what the Democratic establishment is more or less comfortable with you knowing. It's also a bit short.
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I was involved in the Occupy movement in Des Moines, Iowa. We had a diverse group of protesters. We had a lot of different reasons for being in the movement. Sometimes it seemed like total chaos with no one in charge. This book gave a very good explanation of why the movement started and why it was important. I appreciated the motives behind the movement more after I read this book. Some nights were very cold and I began to think we were wasting our time being outside suffering in tents the winter cold. Over time our best ideas and phrases got picked up by the main stream political parties. That frustrated me. I think we will see some of our best proposed reforms implemented in time. It was great to participate in a movement for the common good and to get the chance to meet such caring, genuine participants. I learned a lot reading this book. It is a well written book which I recommend that you read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Needs Balance.. February 11, 2012
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As another reviewer wrote, this book has a clear agenda. However, I see it as shining a bright light on issues and incidents that consistently place police, government, and business in the shadows of conspiracy and American style aristocracy. Are the police sometimes wrong? Yes. The same is true of government and business. But beware of anyone who explicitly or implicitly portrays any group as ALWAYS in the wrong. Words like "always" and "never" defy reason and logical analysis.
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