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Video: Sen. Sanders explains why members of congress should support his constitutional amendment to overthrow the Citizens United decision:

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Bishop George Packard, retired chaplain & combat veteran, arrested in NYC #OWS #D17 @MikeBloomberg#occupymadison #wiunion!/OccupyPics/statuses/148491516191588352

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Add a book to the list that made an impact on your life!
If you are going to Occupy, Occupy Educated! Circle this page if you enjoy learning about the world we live and how we can improve it!

Occupy Phoenix Educated Book Recommendation List

If you have a recommendation for a book, leave a comment!

- The name off the book and the author
- Subject the book and what it is about
- How you feel it would help inform the Occupy Community on an issue or subject

Reading Options:
1. Buy from a local, small-business bookstore
2. Borrow and donate at your local library
3. Use to lend or borrow it
4. Buy from Amazon as a last resort

We are all in this together to create a better world and education is the biggest step to thinking of solutions!

Knowledge is Power! Thanks for sharing everyone!

Occupy Phoenix Educated Book Club's first ever meeting will be on Sunday Dec. 18th at 2pm. The first book will be 1984, by George Orwell! You are all invited!

Below is a link to the Occupy Educated Primer Reading List: The Essentials

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Captialism, by Naomi Klein

Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, by Richard Heinberg

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, by Michael Pollan

Griftopia – Matt Taibbi

Democracy Matters, by Cornell West

Occupy Phoenix Educated Recommendations

The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class, by Senator Bernie Sanders

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John J. Ratey, MD

Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely

The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorites worth another read with a fresh perspective

1984, by George Orwell

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Occupy Phoenix Members Recommendations

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche (Recommended by OccupySaltLake)

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis (Recommended by Michael Horton)

Heart of Understanding, by Thich Naht Hanh (Recommended by Occupy Tips)

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Occupier Krystal)

Theatre of the Oppressed , by Augusto Boal. Turning oppression into creativity and creativity into action and healing. (Occupier Krystal)

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope , by Bell Hooks (Occupier Krystal)

Recommendation from Stephen William Spirgis
‎"Griftopia" - Matt Taibbi.
This is fundamental reading for the Occupy movement. It is a complete understanding of the 2007-2008 financial collapse, complete with explanations of financial instruments, the names of the people involved, and the legislation (dating back to 1933 and before!) that allowed the entire collapse to happen. This book will explain what we mean when we say 'Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.'

"The Great Derangement" - Matt Taibbi.
This is the book Taibbi wrote before Griftopia, discussing the extreme reaction of the American working and middle classes when they were abandoned by their parties during the Bush years. It reveals how strangely Americans on both Left and Right reacted when the flow of information ceased to be trustworthy, and when it was becoming clear that the entire system was capsizing.

"Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom, and Urgent Means" by William T. Vollmann.
This is a heavy, serious book discussing the author's personal exposure to political violence, as well as the uses of violence for social and political change throughout history. It is one part confessional, one part rumination, and one part incitement. It includes an 'ethical calculus,' allowing the reader to determine for himself, based on his own priorities, whether or not a particular act of political violence is justified.

Recommendation from Alexander Mattics

Bekken, Jon. “Zombie Capitalism It’s us or them…” Editorial Collective. Anarcho – Syndicalist Review. Champaign, United States. Summer 2009.

Sorkin, Andrew Ross. Too Big To Fail. New York: Viking, 2009.

Stegner, Wallace. The Uneasy Chair; A Biography of Bernard DeVoto. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1974.

The Giver , by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.

Germinal, by Emilee Zola -About a mining strike

A brief history of Neoliberalism, David Harvey
-Provides a solid introduction to what is assumed as the dominant political theory of globalization and helps makes sense of the political situation leading to today.

Quiet rumors, Dark Star Collective.
-An excellent anthology that is useful in understanding collective direct action and feminism

Expect resistance, CrimethInc.
This is a fun, creative, and insightful collection of essays, comic images, photographs short stories about seeing and acting against the oppression of contemporary capitalism.

The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank

What's the matter with Kansas, by Thomas Frank

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Action committee meeting this Wed 12-21 at 5:30 at Troy Davis Park
If it is raining, we will move the meeting to 60 Walton St., on the 3rd Floor.

Please attend this meeting so we can discuss our future plans for Action Committee and how we should proceed with planning actions going into the new year.
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