This Changes Everything
The Occupy movement has opened a new conversation on what it means to be be part of the 99%—those of us who don’t hold great wealth and power. Find out where this movement came from in the words of the people who were there, what issues it’s bringing to public attention, and how you can support it.
Edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Magazine
“...an easy read and well worth the time.” —Reuters
"At 96 pages this is a quick read, but a very inspiring one! I had chills reading about the “peoples mic,” the police stand-offs and the moments of diverse solidarity that this group organized." —Joshua Nelson, PostGrowth.org
"Epic. The Occupy Movement is beautifully articulated in much needed ways through this book. The only thing better than reading this book is living it." —Laura Stembridge
"Offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement—and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future." —Occupy Cleveland
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% as well as the 1%.
Attempts to pigeonhole this decentralized, fast-evolving movement have led to confusion and misperception. In this volume, 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.
This book features contributions from Naomi Klein, David Korten, Rebecca Solnit, Ralph Nader, and others, as well as Occupy activists who were there from the beginning. It offers insights for those actively protesting or expressing support for the movement, and for the millions more who sympathize with the goal of a more equitable and democratic future.
YES! Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder talks to
The Thom Hartmann Show about This Changes Everything
YES! Magazine is donating royalties from this book to support the Occupy Wall Street/99% movement.
This Changes Everything In the News:
- Reuters: "Occupy Wall Street's First Book"
- The Daily Beast: "Occupy Wall Street Spawns Its First Books"
- MSNBC's Power Wall: "The First Draft on OWS"
- Ode Magazine: "Book Examines Meaning of Occupy Movement"
- Review: New York Journal of Books
- Review: Library Journal
- Review: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Interested? Follow our ongoing online coverage of the Occupy/99% movement.