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http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20966-major-social-transformation-is-a-lot-closer-than-you-may-realize-how-do-we-finish-the-job

http://occupywallst.org/forum/forum-topics/

http://billmoyers.com/segment/marshall-ganz-on-making-social-movements-matter/

http://leadingchangenetwork.com/research/

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1999/03/the-market-as-god/306397/

http://www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Transformation_(book)

Chris Hedges to Green Party http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK-jK3u1YLc

Predistribute Wealth http://www.nationofchange.org/predistribute-wealth-1373810456

http://occupywallst.org/forum/karen-hudes-recommends-this-link/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/where-the-hell-is-the-outrage-by-richard-eskow/#comment-986562

http://occupywallst.org/forum/gross-national-happiness-bhutan/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/dont-believe-in-working-for-money/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-need-a-good-friday-agreement-for-the-troubles-o/

http://www.occupynews.blogspot.com/

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000071

http://economyincrisis.org/content/lobbyists-and-specials-interest-groups-americas-flawed-political-system

http://www.librarian.net/stax/4121/who-are-your-guys-some-radical-librarian-resources/

monthly focus on 1-2 themes with press releases, and local info spreading meetups, like evangelicals.
And plaster mini pdf flyers for theme on windshields, telephone poles, with places for more info online and in person, newspaper and tv advertisements
Some Possible Focus topics.
Money out of politics
Jobs
Capitalism necessitates safeguards
Banks money system
Wall street transaction tax
Con politicians, reverse duopoly
Getting information, activism
Living wage
Voter registration
Because all these at once are info overload for low info electorate

http://occupywallst.org/forum/some-shows-with-newsocial-commentary-worth-watchin/#comment-966534

http://occupywallst.org/forum/initiative-democracy-pros-cons-can-it-work-in-time/

there are a lot of them... here's a few to get started. Thank You Brad B

http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-fda/
http://occupy-monsanto.com/
https://www.facebook.com/occupymonsanto

http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-plague-of-wall-street-banking-by-kevin-zeese-j/#comment-952855

http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob338.htm

http://www.i-govern.org/home/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/none-are-more-hopelessly-enslaved-than-those-who-f/#comment-947165

http://www.cusdi.org/index.html

A chance to get out in streets and have a solution.

Like at work they'll say don't bing up a problem unless you can identify a solution.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-would-a-new-constitution-say/

There are over 100 places nation-wide who are taking this on in order to put local bans against fracking, factory farming and other toxic corporate practices into place and in every instance, the States and Federal Governments insist that they are all in violation of the law because they do not have the RIGHT to local governance.
Here is the link to the videos if you are ready to learn more, but I'll warn you, it is not for the faint of heart. As Tom Lindsey says "Most towns and municipalities will not take action until they are harmed or feeling the pain directly of the Corporate Boys." True enough. http://vimeo.com/user5651125/videos

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (1515) 0 minutes ago

In whatever state you're in, try to involve the PIRGs (such as WashPIRG in Washington State). They are already organized for gathering information and disseminating it to people.

HE PROBLEM
... - best videos http://occupywallst.org/forum/great-interveiw-of-richard-wolff-by-bill-moyers/#comment-934175

For The Average Citizen http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-may-have-seen-this-youtube-on-wealth-in-americ/

https://appam.confex.com/data/extendedabstract/appam/2012/Paper_2134_extendedabstract_151_0.pdf

Thomas Jefferson http://www.bookyards.com/download.html?ranking=included&type=books&book_id=11397

SOLUTIONS

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-the-coop-movement-can-help-us-win-together/#comment-938702

http://occupywallst.org/forum/cooperatives-info-articles-documentaries-etc/

Ghandi' Nonviolent Economy...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/-1-points-by-auargent-190-1-day-ago-what-do-really/

Occucards... http://www.occucards.com/republicrats/

http://groupspaces.com/99Conglomerate/

And, I just watched this video. Charles Eisenstein is sort of a philosopher of economics and he lays it all out for us with his "Sacred Economics" which is exactly what I talk about all the time, that what we need is an economic system that works for all people, not profit. Some call it a "gift economy" which would replace our current "money economy."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs

Direct Democracy for Citizens national initiatives, more citizen involvement,

http://occupywallst.org/forum/direct-democracy-amendment-now-if-its-good-enough-/#comment-936628

A Public Central Bank http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-public-central-bank-on-reclaiming-our-central-ba/#comment-936887

Break Up Too Big Banks http://occupywallst.org/forum/huffpo-front-page-democrat-sen-brown-republican-se/#comment-936971

Best video...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/consense-or-not-consense/#comment-928083

3rd Party
http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-silent-plurality-nonvoters-make-up-largest-ele/#comment-911255

http://www.justicepartyusa.org/

http://www.99rise.org/strategy

Money Out petition: http://getmoneyout.com/

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/06/undoing-citizens-united-dark-money

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-wolfson-md/the-28th-amendment-to-the_b_1515741.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-wolfson-md/amend-money-out-of-politi_b_2288989.html
BANKS

http://billmoyers.com/segment/sheila-bair-on-keeping-banks-honest/

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/11/failure_of_epic_proportions_treasury_nominee

Inside Job excerpts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuyrBRUsu9A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104#ixzz2H9cTDha2

INCOME Injustice

http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-the-wealthy-really-fear-the-truth/

Why Americans can't save a penny, explained by Helaine Olen:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/opinion/sunday/cant-save-heres-why.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

And, I just watched this video. Charles Eisenstein is sort of a philosopher of economics and he lays it all out for us with his "Sacred Economics" which is exactly what I talk about all the time, that what we need is an economic system that works for all people, not profit. Some call it a "gift economy" which would replace our current "money economy."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs

http://occupywallst.org/forum/compound-interest-power-to-concentrate-wealth

://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/10/03/334156/top-five-wealthiest-one-percent/?mobile=wt

Economics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ASCqM0qkOw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://occupywallst.org/forum/compound-interest-power-to-concentrate-wealth/

MATT TAIBBI

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/10/13-4?print

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104#ixzz2H9cTDha2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOF56wYTl1w&feature=youtube_gdata_player
College of DuPage, Writers Read, Heart of Darkness Series - "The Darker Myths of Empire" Michael Parenti Jason Snart, SRC 2800, November 16, 2005,

http://occupywallst.org/forum/this-is-fuckin-awesome/#comment-907865

http://www.challengemagazine.com/extra/054_069.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKyX7GNHYkQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

A Must Watch 15m Video by Stacy Mitchell at TEDxDirigo :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6rAgHcuYtE .

Stacy Mitchell is a researcher and writer at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a national nonprofit organization that challenges corporate consolidation of the economy and champions policies to nurture community-scaled enterprise. Stacy directs two ILSR initiatives on independent business and community banking. Her analysis has helped inspire many grassroots campaigns and provided empirical support for changes to local and state policy.

the "ASTOUNDING" 'Why We Fight' :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO7-GBRx1xM .

Inside Job excerpts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuyrBRUsu9A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2011/03/30/what-happened-to-the-american-declaration-of-war/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/welcome-to-the-dictatorship-how-corporations-took-/

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33477.htm

http://mises.org/community/blogs/hera/archive/2012/07/01/how-the-u-s-will-become-a-3rd-world-country-part-2.aspx

http://dailybail.com/home/michel-lewis-on-60-minutes-wall-street-inside-the-collapse-v.html

http://occupywallst.org/forum/interesting-site-on-removing-money-in-politics/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/if-enough-people-said-wtf-change-the-aura-of-ows/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-20-create-our-own-eco-village/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/you-may-have-seen-this-list-of-8-practical-goals-b/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-the-one-percent-seized-control/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/biil-moyers-exposes-c4-tax-free-unlimited-anonymou/

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/13/george-w-bush-dick-cheney-convicted-of-war-crimes/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/03/romneys-health-care-plan-uninsured-obamacare_n_1935941.html#slide=809601

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R42443.pdf

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/12963-senate-iran-resolution-de-facto-declaration-of-war

http://occupywallst.org/forum/how-do-we-fight-capitalism-the-1/

this one is here for the dialog http://occupywallst.org/forum/so-i-guess-they-went-broke-because-they-hate-obama/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-is-a-fleet-of-ships-and-there-is-no-they-in/

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-worlds-top-10-retirement-havens-2012-01-19

http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2011/10/the-conservatism-of-occupy-wall-street.html
http://howconservativesdrovemeaway.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-vs-tea-party.html
http://www.benzinga.com/news/11/11/2084095/conservatives-should-support-occupy-wall-street
http://www.laprogressive.com/conservatives-support-occupy-wall-street/#sthash.vKrJ2cZn.dpbs

http://occupywallst.org/forum/damn-this-is-a-huge-discovery-that-has-shaken-so-m/#comment-886894

http://blog.ml-implode.com/2012/04/u-s-standard-of-living-has-fallen-more-than-
http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/americas/usa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights
Why you want to settle for 11th place.
http://blog.ml-implode.com/2012/04/u-s-standard-of-living-has-fallen-more-than-50/

http://hexayurt.com/

CORPORATIONS

http://www.nationofchange.org/corporate-profits-hit-record-high-while-worker-wages-hit-record-low-1354554553

Democracy Media

http://www.prwatch.org/cmd/index.html

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (4414) 2 days ago
Excellent point. I vote for the following topics:
Wall st/bankster/corp corruption, prosecution (lack thereof), reform!
Environment, No oil, no nukes, no fracking, no coalGreen tech, no corp water grab, etc.
Debt: student debt, cr card debt, illegal foreclosures strikedebt,
Taxes : Raise on the rich, cut for the working class.
Labor: Union issues, employment crises, jobs pgms, min wage increase, al wage increases, sick pay, outsourcing. etc
Healthcare: Implement public option/single payer.
Occupy: State of the movement, suggestions for future.
Political reform/recreation: Movetoamend/repeal CU, repeal electoral college, end gerrymandering, Direct democracy, etc
I'm sure I left some topics out, & maybe some of mine are not popular.
I would recommend utilizing the official Occupy "news article" threads whenever possible.
I would recommend NO personal issues, limited to no fluff of course.
And I would encourage action items be included as often as possible, Organize/join marches/protests, petitioning, letter writing, phonecalls, donating, & voting.
And there should be a means to express displeasure with a specific thread, with the idea of deleting it if warrented.
Perhaps if there are too few comments a thread can be appended to a similar post.
Just My humble opinion.
THIS is a valuable post.

you are a slave
or slave enabler
in this system
banks create money from nothing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOj_xp2jHl0 and we all must pay for it with interest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcGh1Dex4Yo
we're in a race to the bottom. wages are decreasing for middle and lower classes, the world is competing to see who can make the least amount of money in wages, the only ones who prosper are those at the top.
It's like monopoly game, where some are given a big head start and special rules.
the banks create money from nothing via loans for homes and cars, etc, things we sort of need. the money comes at interest. money the government borrows comes at interest. we are all debt wage slaves in this system. we need something more modern, that can provide incentive to be productive and socially useful, without putting one's health and stability on the line.
even if we don't directly borrow, indirectly, because everyone does it, and through taxes, you become a slave to money
medical care is a monopolistic scam in this country, and should not be involved in capitalism, to profit from someones ill health is not very good.
there is a trillion dollars of student debt, but no jobs for them. technical and engineering jobs largely are a myth. If capitalism is so good, why isnt everyone working,
the human has no intrinsic value but as a consumer or producer or laborer, needing money for everything.
sounds like exploitation to have to work so hard for many many years out of fear of loosing what little security on has. it is like slavery, but instead of human masters, the economic system is your master.
it is tyranny because you get sucked in and there is really no alternative thought allowed on alternative economic possibilites, because one is labeled a socialist, communist, etc.
each society should have a basic lower and upper rungs, not sky is the limit, versus sleep on sidewalk system

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the_top_10_films_that_explain_why_occupy_wall_st_exists/

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