This newly-published anthology, edited by Sarah Van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, is one of the first primers and printed accounts of the movement that arose in this country this past year. The Occupy Wall Street movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations--something the political establishment and most media have long ignored.
But the movement goes far beyond this critique. This Changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%. In This Changes Everything, the editors of YES! Magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to convey the issues, possibilities, and personalities associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Contributors to the book include Naomi Klein, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, David Korten, and others, along with early Occupy activists such as David Graeber (at Elliott Bay Book Co. in Seattle, January 25), Marina Stern, and Hena Ashraf.
This evening should be a great way to look at the Occupy movement to date, and how things might develop in an eventful year ahead.