Occupy Wall Street and the movement that grew out of it was one of THE news stories for 2011.
Though several books on Occupy have already appeared, this collection is unique in that it does not seek to historicize the still-developing movement. Rather, it seeks to understand where Occupy came from, what it accomplished, and where it might go from here.
Developed in response to a stated need for strategic frameworks to guide future action within the movement, 99 to 1 is a movement book - developed by the movement, for the movement.
Edited and compiled by long-time activists and organizers, this collection is intended to live past Occupy itself, to serve as a resource for future social movements, a strategic handbook for mass action, to avoid the necessity of reinventing the wheel over and over again.
Over thirty contributors from a wealth of background and political ideologies bring their observations and experiences of 2011 to bear on the Occupy movement, while organizers from Occupations in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Asheville, Denver, Philadelphia, London, Toronto, and beyond share their stories of what worked and what didn't.
Extensively illustrated with photographs, infographics, and sidebars.