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This Changes Everything by Sarah van Gelder

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FOREWORD

FRAN KORTEN

Late on Friday, October 7, 2011, I received an e-mail that set me on fire. It was from Steve Piersanti, president of Berrett-Koehler Publishers. He asked if YES! Magazine would be interested in publishing an “instant book” on Occupy Wall Street.

Since our founding in 1996, YES! Magazine has explored alternatives to corporate domination. We’ve covered efforts to create food justice, reform health care, build local economies, and solve the climate crisis. Our board chair (my husband), David Korten, has inspired us with deep insights on how to transform our economy. But time and again we’ve seen powerful interests associated with the 1% stop the needed changes.

So when a small group of activists began camping out in a park just ...

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