The Occupy movement is over two years old! Kimberly and Ian Wilder of Peace Couple are excited about their new eBook: Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? In the eBook, Occupy is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews. OWS:WJH? includes an essay analyzing the “One Demand” concept, and its relationship to peace as a platform item. The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present. Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, celebrating the occupation with their websites, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, and more. The Wilders are proud to reflect on and celebrate the changes created by the American Autumn.
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The Introduction to the eBook begins as follows:
Is Occupy Wall Street dead?
The short answer is “No.” Occupy is very much alive.
At least that is Ian’s short answer. Kimberly and I have recently been debating the meaning of Occupy, now that there is some distance from its inception. Kimberly became an early supporter of Occupy – using our website onthewilderside.com to herald its start as a true movement back to shared values. She quickly recognized the need to use our site to help counter the corporate spin.
The first reason we know that Occupy lives on is that it has changed how people are talking about the world around us. Occupy Wall Street has permanently affected the vocabulary. The word “occupy”, and the phrases “1%” and “99%” now have universally understood meanings. Even more importantly, Occupy has carved out a space in the vocabulary of ideas where economic and political inequality can be discussed. For decades, the discussion of inequality had been forbidden from taking place in the public realm.
Table of Contents
- Is Occupy Wall Street Dead?
- People are gathering on Wall Street to protest broken financial system
- Update on Occupy Wall Street Protest: Day #4 – Tuesday, September 20, 2011
- Day #5: Wednesday morning update: Occupy Wall Street protest
- (Day #6 of Occupy) Yesterday was some day…
- Occupy Wall Street finally release their One Demand
- FAQ & Summary
- Occupy Wall Street release their Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
- Comparison of the two sets of demands/grievances published by Occupy Wall Street
- Occupy Wall Street: Some Fakers and Confusion
- Our visit to Occupy Wall Street
- Oct 20th: Occupy Wall Street with your bank account [PLUS Bank Transfer Day on Nov 5th]
- Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie to March With Wall Street Protesters & Do Midnight Concert
- All I Want For Christmas Is An Occupation
- An Occupy Wall Street Idea: Poems For Police
- Occupy Congress in 2012
- Occupy the White House in 2012
- Worried Occupation Blues: Peace Song for 11/27/2011
- Occupy Broadway
- Occupy This Album
- 12 Reasons “It’s A Wonderful Life” is like Occupy Wall Street
- Comic Strip: The Peace Couple and Occupy
- What’s in your Occupy Handbook?
- Book Review: Why You’ve Never Met A Man Named Shirley
- Occupy San Diego, CA General Assembly 7/18/12
- Another police killing: What if there were no police?
- Jen Chapin on Occupy, Parenting, Food, and Creativity
Kimberly Wilder is a good poet, an adequate musician, and an excellent campfire singer (where it’s the enthusiasm that counts.) Kimberly has been ranting and advocating in letter format since she was a pre-teen. Later in life, poet Mark Rudman noted to her, “Distemper is your muse.” When she wants to be in a pleasant mood, Kimberly performs music for children or re-watches Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen movies. Her first eBook is Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire: The Ultimate Fan Guide. Occupy is her second eBook. Kimberly’s political outlook includes a commitment to nonviolence, and to the mantra, “First Do No Harm”.
Ian Wilder is the son of Roosevelt Democrats. He learned from them that life is about voluntary service to other people; it is not about blind obedience to any organization. Ian took their lessons in leadership-by-service into the boards of a number of organizations: local chamber of commerce; two sustainability nonprofits; state Green Party; co-operative apartment complex; and – most recently – local library. He also charted his own path starting from where his parents had led him. One cannot serve others if he is doing violence to them. So, Ian has moved toward pacifism.
Kimberly Wilder & Ian Wilder have had a marriage of art and activism for the past 14 years.
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