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This Changes Everything by Sarah van Gelder

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PART IIIWE HAVE THE POWER

Through the Occupy Wall Street movement we’re redefining power, learning new ways to make change, and winning back our political self-respect. Instead of petitioning the powerful for change, we’re making it happen ourselves. Instead of taking direction from leaders, each of us can claim the right as a sovereign individual to be part of powerful collective action.

But do marches and occupations really make a difference? And how do we take the next steps to build power for the 99%?

Thomas Linzey and Jeff Reifman in chapter 13 tell stories of communities around the United States—especially those resisting hydrofracking—that are using local lawmaking to end corporate “personhood” and determine their own futures.

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