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Occupy Everywhere Movement

The mission of the Occupy Everywhere Movement Collaboratory in the U.S. Resilience System is to understand the nature of the Occupy Everywhere movement.  Once understanding what this movement is at its core, we will endeavor to ensure that it has every opportunity to provide concrete solutions that will improve health and human security, and not be sidelined into unfruitful disruption or violence. Without positive and sustainable solutions, the #Occupy movement, although impassioned and large, is part of the problem and not part of the solution.

Members

Gina Angiola Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

Email address for group

occupy-everywhere-movement@m.resiliencesystem.org

Revealed – The Capitalist Network that Runs the World

by Andy Coughlan and Debora MacKenzie - newscientist.com - October 24, 2011

      

The 1318 transnational corporations that form the core of the economy. Superconnected companies are red, very connected companies are yellow. The size of the dot represents revenue (Image: PLoS One)

AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

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Gallup Poll: 37% Support Occupy Wall Street Movement

A recent poll is showing that very large numbers of Americans support the Occupy Wall Street movement and that this support may be growing.  This story also shows the general difference between OWS protesters and Tea Party protesters.  OWS protesters are tending to blame the private sector.  The Tea Party protesters are tending to look at government as being at the heart of the problem.  As the OWS movement grows many Tea Party protesters are realizing that they too are part of the 99% embraced by the Occupy Everywhere movement. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/23/occupy-wall-street-poll_n_1027109.html

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Guardian: Maps and Lists of Occupy Everywhere Sites

 

The below Guardian article provides a map and lists of where Occupy Everywhere protests are emerging.  They are primarily, but not exclusively in the U.S. and Europe, in countries where the economy is in significant decline and inequities are significant.  In most of these places, the youth fear that their future will be worse than their parents, due to the greed of a global elite insensitive to the destruction they have caused economically and environmentally.

 

The list includes 951 cities in 82 countries.

 

To see the story and full list, go to:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/oct/17/occupy-protests-world-list-map

 

 

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Guardian: Snapshots of the Occupy Everywhere Protesters Views

 

This Guardian photo slideshow depicts how the Occupy Everywhere movement is growing globally. The protesters talk about what is motivating them.  In generzl, they are talking about how their governments have failed to provide the fundamentals of resilience to their generation.  They intend to take these matters into their own hands. 

 

Occupy protests: Rita Maestre, Madrid

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/oct/23/protests-around-the-world-in-pictures

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Occupy Sydney

In Sydney, as well as Melbourne, the police have been very aggressive against the Occupy Syndney demonstrators.

Many arrests have been made.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/nsw/police-deny-excessive-force-used-in-occupy-sydney-raid-20111023-1me59.html

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