American Autumn | Full Doc {2020 Reissue}

Occupy Wall Street: A View From the Inside

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Occupy Turns 2, Rejecting American Exceptionalism, TPP Protests Escalate | Resistance Report #007

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Stories covered in this Resistance Report:

OWS imageSegment 1: Rejecting American Exceptionalism
In invoking American Exceptionalism as a reason we should intervene in Syria. President Obama is invoking the same principle that self empowers us remain “the greatest purveyors of violence on Earth today.”

Segment 2: Occupy Turns 2 (08:17)
Occupy Activist Joel Northam reflects on lessons learned from Occupy, specifically, “regardless of their perceived power and influence that they maintain through brute force, the capitalists, with their incredibly linear objectives, who only exist to satisfy their insatiable lust for wealth and resources, along with the bureaucratic, top-down, mechanistic and predictable arm of state power that protects them, is no match for the fluidity, creativity, adaptability, ferocity, and soul of this sleeping dragon that is the people in struggle for liberation. Our task is to awaken it.”

Segment 3: TPP Protests Escalate (Margaret Flowers Interview) (16:13)
As the Obama administration seeks to Fast Track the TPP, activists and organizers are gearing up for a major battle to stop this “NAFTA on steroids.”

Segment 4: Code Pink’s Peace Insurrection (Medea Benjamin Interview)  (23:17)
This week, as secretary of Sate John Kerry, President Barack Obama, and a shrinking cadre of elected officials attempted to sell war with Syria to the American People, Congress and the global community, the group Code Pink Staged a round the clock Peace Insurrection in Washington DC.

Dear Occupy: Does The 2012 Election Matter?

The Occupy movement has never been about promoting political parties or politicians. The question is: Is there an outcome of the 2012 election that would be better for the future of Occupy?

Open letter to the 99%: Time to Make #NoWarWithIran a Top Priority

A decade ago, in the run up to the war w. Iraq, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in New York and cities all across the country and the world … and war happened anyway.

But was before occupy.

Our creativity, our new way of thinking about protesting, and our crowdsourcing of ideas that make us collectively so much greater than the individual sum of our parts came into being.

If a new world is in fact possible, if we are in fact Unstoppable, we need to leverage our might and bring into being a new type of protest campaign that staves off a war with Iran; that in fact, reverses the homicidal bull in a geopolitical china shop that is US foreign policy altogether and replaces it with a world that places human needs – here and elsewhere above corporate greed.

Discuss. Come together. Act.

Capitalism is Dead

Occupy Wall Street Post Eviction. What Next? (Interview with J.A. Myerson )

As Occupy Wall Street, along with a growing number of occupations are now navigating a post eviction existence.  While we keep hearing the refrain that “you can’t evict an idea”, is that really true?

For some perspective on this new phase in the movement, I spoke with J.A. Myerson, an independent journalist who has been covering Occupy Wall Street. J.A. and was also involved in organizing Occupy Wall Street.

Here is that conversation: