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This Home is Occupied!In the last few days a number of Occupy tent citie

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This Home is Occupied! In the last few days a number of Occupy tent cities have been dismantled by the police, including Occupy Oakland, Occupy Portland, and in Canada, Occupy Nova Scotia and Occupy London, among others.  How does the Occupy movement continue to grow and flourish in the wake of these foreclosures?  Expect surprises – this is an incredibly creative, resilient movement, and it’s here to stay.   Occupy Atlanta has found one effective way to channel the Occupy energy – by directly helping homeowners who face...

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Veclrow’s Message To Occupy Canada

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At a time when evictions and eviction orders have been served to the Occupy Movement in Canada, here’s my video message to Occupy Canada, expressing what I feel is the heart of the movement, asking us to consider what is Occupy 2.0, and some thoughts about the challenges facing Occupy Vancouver, which is near my home town. Sending love to all those who are working for a just and compassionate world, those who haven’t yet started, and those who stand in the way. We are the...

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Open Letter from Starhawk and ACT to Occupy

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Open Letter from Starhawk and ACT to Occupy

Open Letter to the Occupy Movement from Starhawk and the Alliance of Community Trainers The Occupy movement has had enormous successes in the short time since September when activists took over a square near Wall Street. It has attracted hundreds of thousands of active participants, spawned occupations in cities and towns all over North America, changed the national dialogue and garnered enormous public support. It’s even, on occasion, gotten good press! Now we are wrestling with the question that arises again and again in movements for...

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Occupy Samsara ~ Support From Spiritual Teachers

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  An Open Letter from Buddhist and Yoga Teachers and Leaders in Support of the Occupy Movement Posted on November 6, 2011 As teachers and leaders of communities that promote the development of compassion and mindfulness, we are writing to express our solidarity with the Occupy movement now active in over 1,900 cities worldwide. We are particularly inspired by the nonviolent tactics of this movement, its methods of self-governance, and its emergent communities founded in open communication (general assemblies, the human microphone, the...

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Love & Shadow in the Occupy Movement

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Love & Shadow in the Occupy Movement

“We are cultivating intimacy, that’s arising out of difference. This the spark that I would call Love. And it’s what’s carrying us, and what’s warming us up. And it’s the reason why we’re going to win.”  ~ Michael Stone Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of traditional teachings with contemporary psychological and philosophical understanding. Also, watch Michael’s full speech “How the Occupy Movement...

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Occupy Oakland

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Occupy Oakland

I love how there are so many altars at Occupy Oakland!  I saw at least seven different ones during my visit, every changing and evolving, and well tended.  They are sacred spaces, places of remembrance, places of invocation, places of love.  From the “Occupy Love” altar (which I didn’t create! Loved finding it there!): “This altar is an offering of realizing our life force, of honoring this force beyond the valuing of material currency. It is a co-creation. It is an invitation to share your prayers, thoughts,...

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Marching in solidarity at Occupy Oakland

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Marching in solidarity at Occupy Oakland

After a beautiful day of marching and gathering in solidarity at Occupy Oakland, a small group of vandals set fires and destroyed property, some of them to local businesses who had offered support to the movement and participated in the General Strike.  In the morning, many members of the movement gathered together to offer support and clean up the mess.   I saw signs posted next to broken windows apologizing. A high school teacher who participates in Occupy Oakland said to me “I know who these kids are – and believe me they are...

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Today is National Bank Transfer Day! Love your brother (and sister!) dammit – and dump your

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Today is National Bank Transfer Day! Love your brother (and sister!) dammit – and dump your bank! From VintageCore Patterns: “I went to a Credit Union Today thinking it was going to inconvenience us a little, but.. it would be worth it. AS A MATTER OF FACT, it was the best experience ever. They set up Direct Deposit, and I also got my ATM, WITH MY NAME ON IT! Ready to go and regretting I did not do it sooner.”  Join a Credit Union and let your money support community business. 

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Pics of Occupy Oakland, during the day of the general strike. There were an estimated 40,00

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Pics of Occupy Oakland, during the day of the general strike. There were an estimated 40,000 of us in total, in the plaza, marching to the port, gathering in community. People around the world, including in New York and Cairo, marched in solidarity with Oakland. It was the first general strike in the city in 46...

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