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In a recent conversation with Jim Johnson, the topic of co-op structure came up and we chatted briefly about the new Benefit Corporation, a new form of corporate entity available by statute in at least seven states: California, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia. The enabling legislation is moving along in several other states already: Michigan North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Jim reflected some "sour grapes" from the co-op movement.

A core operating principle and some corollaries for the Occupy movement

 a number of commentaries on OWS and beyond that I found especially good

What would the world be like had America truly learned about Griffin's identification unconscious white racism and had acted even in individual ways on his belief that there is no "other"?
Some economists really get it and they are putting their names and reputations on the line

I hope the Emma Goldman in Gornick’s mind’s eye wasn’t the original Emma Goldman

Five indicators that the OCCUPY Movement could be a major turn in history
A movement built on the idea that everyone can speak for themselves is so broad in scope and so elemental in its motivation that it has flown over the heads of many on both the right and the left
States cannot, by their nature, ever truly be democratic. They are, after all, basically ways of organizing violence.
The question of race in the Occupy Movement has been addressed by a few folks.  Here's Tim Wise's take.
40,000 moved their accounts on Bank Transfer Day, but leading up to that, 650,000 moved after Bank of America and other banks announced planned debit card fees.
The biggest obstacle the Occupy Movement is up against is not the 1%.
Here are photos of the #Occupy DC movement at K Street and 15th, just a couple of blocks from the White House.  These were taken around 5:30 p.m., except for the night time shots which were taken around 10:30 p.m. There are a few shots of the Occupy Movement at Freedom Plaza right across from the District of Columbia office building and Federal Triangle.  
Navy Veteran Confronts Police about Violence against Vets at Occupy Santa Barbara
 The first three links discuss the amazing success of #OWS. The last one zeroes in on four questions regarding its future.

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