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The Occupy Wall Street movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations--something the political establishment and most media have long ignored. But the movement goes far beyond this critique. This Changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%.
In This Changes Everything, the editors of Yes! Magazine bring together voices from inside and outside the protests to convey the issues, possibilities, and personalities associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
About Sarah van Gelder:
Sarah van Gelder edited This Changes Everything and wrote an original introduction to the book. As co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, Sarah leads the framing and development of each issue of YES!. Sarah blogs regularly for YES! Magazine and Huffington Post, writes articles and op-eds, does interviews for YES! Magazine, and speaks on leading-edge innovations that show that another world is not only possible, it is being created today. Sarah has been featured recently on PBS' NewsHour program (video) and on Thom Hartmann's show (video), regarding the Occupy movement. Drawing on her book, ongoing coverage on YESMagazine.org, and her own work with her local Occupy group, Sarah van Gelder can answer questions about what the movement has already accomplished and where it could go from here.
About YES! Magazine:
Since their founding in 1996, YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org have been showing how powerful ideas fused with practical actions can drive profound change towards a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Project Censored calls YES! "the standard for solutions journalism." Democracy Now's Amy Goodman calls YES! a "vital voice of independent journalism." The Utne's Independent Media Awards have repeatedly recognized YES! Magazine; and Treehugger.com named YES! the best green business and politics website of 2011.