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  • ‘Occupied Cascadia’ is a documentary film exploring the evolving concept of bioregionalism across this land base. Historically, the diverse voices throughout this land have paved the way for many movements. We feel we have captured an essence of this evolving culture. So, what defines the people of this region?

    Read more on cascadiamatters.org

  • On September 11, the Catalan National Day, politics in the Spanish state suffered a massive shock: up to 2 million people (more than 25% of the population of Catalonia) marched through the streets of Barcelona shouting one word, “independència”. It was a day when countless Catalans discovered that others felt the way they did—it’s time to drop Spain for a state of our own.

    Read more on LINKS

  • Why Occupy? This is the question I want to answer in what follows. I ask, in this regard, not just about the tactical or strategic benefit of the outdoor occupation, but about the causality of the Occupy phenomenon in its entirety. Why did it arise at this particular moment and not some other moment, in this particular form and not some other form? Why did the occupations unfold in the way they did? Who took part and why?

    Read more on The New Inquiry

  • Occupy activists are claiming to have carried out the largest series of banner drops in U.S. history under the slogan of "Get Money Out of Politics." Activists say 99 banners were dropped along roadways from Albany, New York, to Washington, D.C., on Friday listing 99 individual reasons in support of campaign finance reform. The banners were hung at locations in five states including the Capitol, the George Washington Bridge, the Macombs Dam Bridge, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

    Watch the video report on DemocracyNow.org

  • Make sure OWS has the resources it needs!

    The Action Resource Fund helps Occupy Wall Street working and affinity groups get the resources they need to do the things they want on big days of action.

    Find out more on ARF