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The 99%: How the Occupy Wall Street Movement Is Changing America Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 5779 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WW9LJG
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Sarah Marian Seltzer is a journalist and writer. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in venues including Lilith Magazine, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, and NPR, and on the websites of The Christian Science Monitor, The LA Review of Books, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, the Hairpin, Jezebel, The Daily Beast, and Mother Jones.

Sarah is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Art's MFA program in Writing and a proud member of JASNA, the Jane Austen Society of North America. Sarah lives in New York City with her husband Simon, also a writer.

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The "Acknowledgements" section of this 2011 book states, "As the Occupy Wall Street Movement was heating up and gathering momentum, AlterNet writers and editors were working feverishly to cover the rapidly breaking and developing story... It dawned on us that we were in the midst of an historical moment. So we decided to document what happened in the first two months of OWS for both inspiration and historical record. We wanted to provide a detailed documentation for why OWS was happening now, and offer some analysis of how OWS can tackle the corporate dominance of America and the globe. We produced this book in about three break-neck weeks... 'The 99%' tells the gripping story of the emergence, expansion and influence of a phenomenon that is poised to transform our ideological landscape and unleash our potential to reinvent our society." (Pg. 9, 14)

One person suggested the slogan: "why not call ourselves the 99 percent? If 1 percent of the population have ended up with all the benefits of the last 10 years of economic growth, control the wealth, own the politicians, why not just say we've everybody else?" (Pg. 26) Of the young participants, they note, "These were kids who played by the rules. They were rewarded with a future of constant harrassment, of being told they were worthless deadbeats by agents of those very financial institutions that---after having spectacularly failed to play by the rules, and crashing the world economy as a result, were saved and coddled by the government in all the ways that ordinary Americans such as themselves were not." (Pg.
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A year later, this book chronicles the vital first two months of Occupy, from that early September weekend to the eviction and resistance two months later. What happened in Zuccotti and around the world is revealed in essays and chapters from AlterNet and other progressive media sources.
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