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This is for GENERAL READING AND 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.

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Great discussion about "Occupy Methods" (ways, etc): 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 says it all, confessions of corporate execs, 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: 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"

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

Why Occupy Communities Have Libraries

Chart of the Day: These are the 47 Percent
Brian Beutler
Talking Points Memo

Could This Time Have Been Different?
Ezra Klein
Washington Post

SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawals

Group Pushes for Corporate Tax Holiday

5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans
Zaid Jilani

The Reign of the One Percenters
Orion Magazine
Author’s postscript/response to Occupy Wall Street:

Good capitalism does exist. And it's more crucial now than ever
Will Hutton
The Guardian Observer

The Truth About “Class War” in America
Richard D. Wolff

The Curse of Tina
Adam Curtis
BBC's Adam Curtis Blog
Blog post on the creation and proliferation of neoliberal think tanks

Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
Matt Taibbi
Rolling Stone

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Loans

Who Owns What

Dylan Ratigan’s Mad As Hell Moment

How to fix America's jobs crisis
Fareed Zakaria

Debt Crisis Hangs Over Washington Politics
Mara Liasson

Michael Lewis Drops Some Wisdom on Wall Street
Michael Lewis
Columbia Journalism Review

The Quiet Coup
Simon Johnson
The Atlantic

How Washington's Bailout Will Boost Wall Street Bonuses
Stephen Gandel

The Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR's Planet Money

Return to the Giant Pool of Money
This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money

Planet Money’s blog
September 2008 - present
Comprehensive explanation of how our economic system works.

Thinking About Empowered Participatory Democracy
Erik Olin Wright and Archon Fung

Envisioning Real Utopias
Erik Olin Wright

A global assessment of wealth and wellbeing

Why tax havens cause poverty

Widely acclaimed report on tax havens, banking secrecy jurisdictions, etc.

Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1996-2000

Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005

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

Based on: Education at wikispaces