Featured Articles and Journals: Occupy Wall Street

March 10, 2013
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter, or visit his website) Since the decline of Occupy Wall Street as a major social and media phenomenon, the notion of wealth inequality has sort of dropped off my personal political and moral radar...
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December 14, 2011
What if all your heart ever did was break? What if it broke open so wide the whole world fell in?
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December 14, 2011
"The issue here is much more than financial reward:  Most people never get the opportunity to be meaningfully involved in the working of the system."- Max DePree
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December 8, 2011
Lately it's been difficult to write about Occupy Wall Street both for lack of time (what with all the marches, rallies, and meetings) and also because there's so much to say.  It's hard to know where to start.  There are a...
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December 1, 2011
"Love is not just a feeling, it is what happens when we give each other our face and our attention... It's the reason we're going to win"
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by Joren
December 1, 2011
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November 19, 2011
What if, instead of merely accepting the inevitable truth that everyone will die, we saw them as already dead? Does that subtle shift make a difference?  
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November 17, 2011
"...the root meaning of the word radical is just that...the root or origin of something. To be radical is therefore to go to the root of something. Radical is a method or approach to "knowing"...going beyond surface manifestations...
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by Joren
November 17, 2011
 
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October 28, 2011
Consciously or not, the Occupy movement has done something truly radical: from the beginning, they have followed the principles of meditation. All of the components of the meditative attitude are reflected in Occupy Wall Street, and they have...
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October 24, 2011
Dear All, Over the past month, the Occupy Wall Street demonstration has created a unique and powerful forum for social change. Based on the principles of inclusivity and consensus-based decision making, the organizing process of the movement...
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October 21, 2011
In a his post on The Interdependence Project's Blog about Occupy Wall Street, Michael Stone quotes the philosopher Slavoj Žižek, who spoke to the New York Occupiers at Zuccotti Parkon October 9:
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October 20, 2011
Wednesdays I teach Mommy/Baby Yoga class at The 14th Street Y in Manhattan. This particular rainy, wind whipping Wednesday, my core group of devoted moms strolled in with the little ones and we were more philosophical and chatty than usual. I...
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October 19, 2011
    When I was studying for my MBA, one of my professors told us something that has always stuck with me as I navigated the business world.  I paraphrase, but he said if you have to downsize your  company you’re not...
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October 18, 2011
Often when we look around at the world duality is what we see.  I can see how I am separate from you, from her, from him, from them.  But on a deeper level what we feel is that there is no separation.  There is only us.  There...
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October 17, 2011
The way protesters in NYC inter-act with the police has the potential to become a model for all the protests and occupations happening all over the globe, that's Interdependence in a nutshell.
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October 17, 2011
A man stands on a bench in Zuccotti Park on Wall Street and chants a phrase from a meeting last night: “We don't want a higher standard of living, we want a better standard of living.” He’s wearing a crisp navy blue suit and...
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October 15, 2011
It doesn't start with toppling the government, bringing down the stock exchange. It starts where you are, in your life. It starts with treating the people in your life as though they all matter, they all have value, they all deserve respect...
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October 14, 2011
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }a:link { color: rgb(0, 0, 255); } Remaining Human: A Buddhist Perspective on Occupy Wall Street. By Michael Stone   A man stands on a bench in Zuccotti Park on Wall Street and chants a phrase from a meeting...
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by Joren
October 13, 2011
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by Klique
October 12, 2011
Please join United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth on Sunday, October 30th or two events in Brooklyn, NY. Please RSVP for one or both of the events o Kathy Lique at klique@faireconomy.org or 617-423-2148 x121 for directions and to help...
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October 11, 2011
Samsara is a Sanskrit word used by Buddhists to describe the cyclical nature of our own and societal suffering and dissatisfaction.  Cynicism is the belief that there's no getting out of the mess we're in.
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by Joren
October 6, 2011
 
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October 5, 2011
People are leading yoga and meditation on Wall Street.  
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October 5, 2011
There is a lot to write about. A few weeks ago when Troy Davis was executed, I wanted to write about the death penalty, but didn’t feel I had anything substantial to offer the dialogue. It is obvious to me that 99.9% of Buddhists do not...
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