The Occupy movement received a major boost from the progressive establishment which will impact American society and the upcoming elections. The 99% Spring movement has arrived and is already creating a stir at shareholder meetings and in the streets. This article provides full details on the 99% Spring (including their recent national trainings and links to their tools.) I also summarize media articles about the debate over whether the two movements are compatible. I believe they clearly are given that many of the same people and groups are involved with each. Read on in order to learn how and why to get involved with future actions.
I attended the three-hour training session in Durham, NC on April 12, 2012 (and have reviewed the entire seven-hour workshop training guide.) About 25 people were there – with only a few folks under 40. The training was well-designed and well-received. We gained important insights and skills – even from this abbreviated session. To provide a context, during my 25 year tenure as Sociology Professor at North Carolina State University, I designed and conducted similar training sessions and produced companion documents and videos (e.g., team-building, social change, community organization, and watershed management.) I also have written extensively about the Occupy movement since its beginning.
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