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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

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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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We do not need theories so much as the experience that is the source of the theory.
  --R D Laing, The Politics of Experience
over 200 U.S. solidarity events and Facebook pages
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Four NYC Council members, each with $1 Million, will let public decide how it's spent
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Bringing the stories of local economic innovators to life through 7 short films
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US Steelworkers pass resolution endorsing its unionized, worker-owned cooperative development activities
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IPS Washington correspondent Kanya D'Almeida spoke with Brian Van Slyke, founder of the Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA)
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I was trusting in two things. First, that there was enough cooperative drive among developers to overcome whatever fears, conflicts, and challenges that could (and hopefully would) arise. Second, the power of listening could successfully drive the development of the project from start to finish.
The unpalatable fact is that we, the ardent left, count for less and less in the public's thinking about how to live together... You become creditable when others take you seriously even though they may not agree with you. To be taken seriously, you need to know when to keep silent and how to listen well; you are then extending respect and recognition to others.
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