Our Blog | October 2011

The Empowerment Manual - Required Reading for Occupied Times

by: Heather on 10/27/2011
Posted in: Activism , New Books

Being an oracle is a tough job, but the publishing cycle demands it. Publishers have to understand not just what information and inspiration our readers need now, but what they will be hungering for almost a year down the road. It takes many months for the seed of an idea to come to fruition. During these months, much can change, so we pride …

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MEMO TO THE #OCCUPY MOVEMENT (A Post Growth Economy)

by: EJ on 10/14/2011
Posted in: Activism

This week, the Post Carbon Institute is sending videographer Ben Zolno to the protesters’ staging area in Zuccotti Park with 100 copies of The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality by Richard Heinberg, which plainly describes the fundamentals behind the current Wall Street angst, along with the following memo from Heinberg, and a …

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Occupy Wall Street: a Reply to Skeptics

by: Sara on 10/06/2011
Posted in: Activism

Today’s guest post is from Jason Del Gandio, author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists and an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this article, that was originally posted October 5, 2011 on Counter Punch Del Gandio debunks the myth that the Occupy Wall Street movement’s multi-message and non-hierarchical principles will negatively affect its outcome, but instead argues OCW is growing the roots  of a modern-day revolution.

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Why I’m Going to Freedom Plaza

by: Sara on 10/05/2011
Posted in: Activism

In today’s guest blog post, Starhawk takes us on her journey to join the protests at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. She shares why, even with all her ongoing work toward creating a more just and peaceful world, in the end, the movement always takes her back to the streets.

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