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This is for GENERAL READING AND EDUCATION...to both help folks get up to speed on the issues, or to store reference writings/data/documentation for the issues/visioning/policy groups to refer to in their posts. Also refer (and contribute!) to the Occupy Boston Crowdsourced Reading List.

Back to main [Issues] page.

Great discussion about "Occupy Methods" (ways, etc): OccupyTheory.org They publish a series of essays in each issue. Here's a sample issue: [1]


Basic information that might be helpful in understanding and explaining Occupy Boston to new people is available at Occupy 101.

OB-Free School University

Occupy University of OWS

20 Compelling Lectures on Occupy

Bibliography from OWS library ... add comments, list will be revised

Anarchism Bibliography

Info and News about Money, Politics, Corruption, Corporations, Housing, (Un)employment, and the Economy

[Income Disparity Charts from Mother Jones]

[Documentary on Corporate Control: "The Corporation"] 2.5 hours...it says it all, confessions of corporate execs, evidence...you name it.

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

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. - by Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie New Scientist: http://bit.ly/qWB5sm Updated 13:15 24 October 2011,

National Security Agency - NSA

Documentary on the Mortgage Crisis

["Inside Job"] documentary (2 hours) detailing how regulators ignored the signs, while rating agencies and politicans were paid off as the mortgage industry imploded and took the world down with it.

"Anonymous" Inspiration
The plan

Charts/Numbers Framing "the Issue"
what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about

This is the face of the 99%
http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.comn wearethe99percent

Why Occupy Communities Have Libraries
http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/892578-264/why_the_occupy_wall_street.html.csp

Chart of the Day: These are the 47 Percent
Brian Beutler
Talking Points Memo
10/14/11
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/chart-of-the-day-these-are-the-47-percent.php

Could This Time Have Been Different?
Ezra Klein
Washington Post
10/8/2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/could-this-time-have-been-different/2011/08/25/gIQAiJo0VL_blog.html

SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawals
10/4/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Db_P0wHsSz0#

Group Pushes for Corporate Tax Holiday
NPR
10/4/11
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/04/141054578/group-pushes-for-corporate-tax-holiday

5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans
Zaid Jilani
ThinkProgress
10/4/11
http://www.alternet.org/economy/152601/5_facts_you_should_know_about_the_wealthiest_one_percent_of_americans

The Reign of the One Percenters
Orion Magazine
9/10/2011
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6470
Author’s postscript/response to Occupy Wall Street: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6518

Good capitalism does exist. And it's more crucial now than ever
Will Hutton
The Guardian Observer
10/1/2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/02/will-hutton-ed-miliband-new-capitalism

The Truth About “Class War” in America
Richard D. Wolff
9/28/2011
http://www.zcommunications.org/the-truth-about-class-war-in-america-by-richard-d-wolff

The Curse of Tina
Adam Curtis
BBC's Adam Curtis Blog
9/13/2011
Blog post on the creation and proliferation of neoliberal think tanks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/2011/09/the_curse_of_tina.html

Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
Matt Taibbi
Rolling Stone
8/24/11
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/obama-goes-all-out-for-dirty-banker-deal-20110824

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Loans
Bloomberg
8/21/11
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-21/wall-street-aristocracy-got-1-2-trillion-in-fed-s-secret-loans.html

Who Owns What

Dylan Ratigan’s Mad As Hell Moment
MSNBC
8/2011
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/08/dylan-ratigans-mad-as-hell-moment.html

How to fix America's jobs crisis
Fareed Zakaria
CNN
6/5/2011
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/05/fareeds-take-how-to-fix-americas-jobs-crisis

Debt Crisis Hangs Over Washington Politics
Mara Liasson
NPR
4/29/11
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/29/135829375/debt-crisis-hangs-over-washington-politics

Michael Lewis Drops Some Wisdom on Wall Street
Michael Lewis
Columbia Journalism Review
3/15/2010
http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/michael_lewis_drops_some_wisdo.php

The Quiet Coup
Simon Johnson
The Atlantic
5/2009
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/05/the-quiet-coup/7364/

How Washington's Bailout Will Boost Wall Street Bonuses
Stephen Gandel
Time
10/27/2008
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1853846,00.html#ixzz1ZgCSAOVZ

The Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR's Planet Money
5/9/2008
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/355/the-giant-pool-of-money

Return to the Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money
9/25/2009
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/390/return-to-the-giant-pool-of-money

Planet Money’s blog
NPR
September 2008 - present
Comprehensive explanation of how our economic system works.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/

Thinking About Empowered Participatory Democracy
Erik Olin Wright and Archon Fung
2003
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/Published%20writing/DD-1.pdf

Envisioning Real Utopias
Erik Olin Wright
2009
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/ERU.htm

A global assessment of wealth and wellbeing
http://www.prosperity.com/country.aspx?id=US

Why tax havens cause poverty
http://taxjustice.blogspot.com/

Widely acclaimed report on tax havens, banking secrecy jurisdictions, etc.
http://www.amazon.com/Tax-Havens-Globalization-Cornell-Studies/dp/0801476127/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317858538&sr=1-5

Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1996-2000
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8ZwU8P4sgUSMGNlOWMxMzItMjIzNy00MDA1LWJjZTYtMTExNDMxMTBhYjhj&hl=en_US

Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B8ZwU8P4sgUSMGJjMTU3NDAtOTI1OS00YjlmLTg0OTYtOTZiYTIwMjRhN2Mw&hl=en_US

Campaign Finance unraveled by Larry Lessig

[Lessig Lecture at OB's Campaign Finance event in January] , about 40 minutes

Chris Hedges Interview

["Brace Yourself, the American Empire is Over and the Descent is Going to be Horrifying"] 3 hours, about 45 minutes in, he starts talking about Occupy

Union vs Business Campaign Spending



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