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There are many forms of collective creation that run the whole spectrum, from merely coloring in someone else’s existing drawing to the actual creation of a thing from scratch. Often this spectrum of distinction is lost in the rush to embrace the amazing and wondrous, collectively created works like Wikipedia and, um, Zagat guides—these being held up as models for the possibility of collective creation of all and every kind of activity—from politics to newspapers.
Fanfic Time: X-Wars, part 19
There’s the top 1% of wealthy Americans (bankers, oil tycoons, hedge fund managers) and there’s the top 0.01% of wealthy Americans: the military contractor CEOs.
The Occupy protests might have died in infancy if a senior police official had not pepper-sprayed young women on video. Harsh police measures in other cities, including a clash in Oakland that put a veteran in intensive care and the pepper-spraying of an 84-year-old woman in Seattle, built popular support.
November 19th, 2011 2:07 PM
A New York Supreme Court justice opts not to extend a temporary restraining order Hundreds of police and private security guards fill the park and the surrounding area Demonstrators circle their former home base. The city plans to allow protesters to stage demonstrations in Zuccotti Park
"I love the Occupy Wall Street Library," Jeff Sharlet tells me.
Without regulatory permission, Bank of American on October 18th has moved potentially trillions of dollars worth of European derivatives into their depository arm to give it access to the Fed window, and backstopping by the FDIC and US taxpayers .
If you have any doubt that Bank of America is in trouble, this development should settle it.
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011.
Editor's note: iReporters all over the globe are showing us what Occupy Wall Street is like in their towns and cities through the Open Story: from the Aleutian Islands to Raleigh, North Carolina; from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Zadar, Croatia.
experiments of democracy
Can they reject their long history of fiscal irresponsibility? A century ago, america’s states and cities faced a crisis in government.
My Suggestions - My Solutions I’m not naïve enough to think I have all the answers and I don’t pretend to understand every aspect of how the world works but I do believe in simple answers. These are my solutions to some of our current problems.
Text by J. Richard Gott