beyond capitalism

A joint Declaration on the socio-economic future of our communities and on public policy concerning co-operatives
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Equal Exchange of W. Bridgewater, MA, the worker cooperative which initiated fair trade with coffee farmers more than 20 years ago and one of the worker cooperative movement's oldest and more successful democratic organizations released a statement Oct. 27, 2011 "strongly" supporting, and urging others to support Occupy Wall Street. 

http://smallfarmersbigchange.coop/2011/10/27/equal-exchange-stands-with-occupy-wall-street/ 

 
"I decided I didn't want to wake up in the morning fighting capitalism anymore. I wanted to wake up thinking about how to create something new."

-Julie Graham

This is Part 2 of a two-part series on the need for a story for deep social change Part 1 is here.

 There are many ways to take back your power in the terrain of the solidarity economy

Regions: 

 If to change ourselves is to change our worlds, and the relation is reciprocal, then the project of history making is never a distant one but always right here, on the borders of our sensing, thinking, feeling, moving bodies.
--J.K. Gibson-Graham

 
#OccupyWallStreet has cracked open a little hole in history, creating a moment where some of the very core institutions of our economy are called into question. Along with indignation and outrage, there is a certain excitement in the air. Things that have been terrifyingly stuck seem to be moving. Something seems possible today that wasn't just a month ago.
Movements & Struggles: 
by Ethan Miller



"Fall in love with hard and patient work-we are the beginning, not the end."

-Zizek, at #OccupyWallStreet

Movements & Struggles: 
"institutional reconstruction" aims either to weaken or displace corporate power in favor of democratic control
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Interesting Commentaries

The Search for a Message
By Mary Elizabeth King
Some observers have grown impatient with the evolving messaging coming out of OWS, but, historically, slogans have often often changed as a campaign proceeds. Remembering East Germany, South Africa, Serbia.
http://www.indypendent.org/2011/10/17/searching
October 17, 2011

on the disconnect between #ows and liberal class

Top Pick

Why the Elites Are in Trouble
by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig
http://www.truth-out.org/why-elites-are-trouble/1318252392
Monday 10 October 2011

Michael: excellent article telling what life in #OWS is like

 

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