Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the “One Percent”

While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. … Continue reading

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Occupy Network – a place to discover Occupy

It is with great pride and humility that we announce the most major development our team has undergone since its founding: We have become the Occupy Network. Over the past year and a half we have sent 65 ‘Your Inbox: … Continue reading

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On the Occupy Movement and Revolutions comes in Stages

Early on in a social movement, participants often see victory just around the corner. In their euphoria they imagine walls crumbling and victory within reach. Their theory of change has been influenced by movies and brief historical references to past … Continue reading

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Social Movements: How People Make History

Most sociologists believe that structural conditions make social movements more or less likely. They argue, in everyday parlance, that sometimes the “time was ripe” for movements to emerge, to grow, and to bring about change. That’s what Carl Oglesby, a … Continue reading

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Stages for Social Movements

We need a political strategy that is at the same time a community strategy, one that says “yes” to creative innovation in the here and now and links today’s creativity to the new society that lies beyond a power shift. … Continue reading

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