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Forum Post: Free eBook - A Time to Occupy

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 27, 2011, 5:18 p.m. EST by DanielMark (-2)
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Hi, Once again I am reminding everyone that I just published an eBook that would probably interest all Occupy Wall St. supporters. It's entitled A Time to Occupy. It is free until the end of the year. Just go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/111743 and put in promotional code BF98Q. Enjoy and please pass this info along to all your friends. Remember, it is totally free -- no strings attached!



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[-] 1 points by ayn (8) 12 years ago

A Time to Occupy** free ** The Occupation of Public Space and the Balance of Power in the Marketplace of Ideas

By Daniel Mark 2011







Forward The worldwide financial crisis that began in 2008 could seemingly be lumped into a large collection of issues of protest. Unjust wars, climate change, the education crisis, and poor public transportation are just some that come to mind. Yet, it is the financial crisis alone that seems to have spurred a worldwide movement. Though movements have always been aplenty, worldwide movements are harder to come by. Of course, this is not the first time that economic collapse spurred worldwide protest. Following the Great Depression, the protest movement was noteworthy. In the end, policy makers were forced to make significant policy changes, embodied in the New Deal enactments of the 1930’s.point to the “reserves of the unemployed” as the reason why circumstances of economic depression are so ripe for protest. After all, 14 million people with no jobs are a lot of people with nothing to lose. Furthermore, a economy is not merely an abstract injustice – it directly affects nearly everyone. However, economic injustice and widespread protest are even more intimately connected. To understand how, one needs to understand that protest – no matter the issue – is always additionally a critique of society’s information infrastructure. After all, if media were doing its job, the injustices of the moment would already be exposed. It is the lack of exposure which fuels the need for protest in the first place.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 12 years ago

This is why we are here this is why you are needed.


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