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Susan LaTempa

Here's a round-up of links to articles on Occupy topics. They were included in an email from Peter Drier and date from Oct./Nov. but will offer good background as actions unfold in coming weeks.

• Michael Moore, “Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here?” (Nov. 22, 2011)

• Jake Blumgart, “Five Things Frances Fox Piven Says Occupiers Need to Do” (Campus Progress, Nov. 9, 2011) http://campusprogress.org/articles/five_things_frances_fox_piven_says_the_occupiers_need_to_do/

• Frances Fox Piven, “The War Against the Poor” (The Nation, Nov. 7, 2011) http://www.thenation.com/article/164434/war-against-poor

• Gloria Goodale, “Occupy Wall Street: Time to become more overtly political?” (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 16, 2011) http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/1116/Occupy-Wall-Street-Time-to-become-more-overtly-political

• Jane Mayer, “Taking it to the Streets” (New Yorker, Nov. 28, 2011) – an interesting article comparing Occupy Wall Street and the environmentalists battle against the Keystone pipeline. http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2011/11/28/111128taco_talk_mayer

• Kate Zernike, “Wall St. Protest Isn’t Like Ours, Tea Party Says” (NY Times, Oct. 21, 2011) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/us/politics/wall-st-protest-isnt-like-ours-tea-party-says.html?ref=katezernike&pagewanted=all

• Rinku Sen, “Forget Diversity, It’s About Occupying Racial Inequity. (The Nation. November 1, 2011)

• Peter Dreier, “Victory! Transforming Occupy Wall Street from a Moment to a Movement” (Huffington Post, October 7, 2011) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/rose-gudiel-_b_999514.html

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This could be off-topic, but if you're anywhere in or near LA, there are a lot of fundraising events for the benefit of the less fortunate where you can participate in. Donate your clothes and shoes like what Greenopolis.com did and be rewarded for your actions. http://youtu.be/jk1mH9JvRr0

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