It is our time. Finally. After years of right-wing dominance, there has been an historical shift. The tables have begun to turn. It is possible for all of us to imagine a better future, with millions creatively fighting for social justice and change.
Who knew -- or even imagined -- we would be in the midst a striking transformation of public consciousness, a powerful force that has captured the imagination of the country and the world. The Occupy Wall Street movement, starting with a spark in a small park in Lower Manhattan, has ignited a new conversation about the future of our society.
With 270 pages, 16 beautiful color photos, and work from more than 60 writers, ranging from many of the organizers on the ground to progressive icons Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Arun Gupta, Amy Goodman and Eve Ensler, and many more, this is and will be, the book to have to commemorate this historical moment.
The book is filled with the best journalism, from the superb coverage, read by millions, that AlterNet's team of 12 writers produced. The book includes eyewitnesses to the transformation, and expert witnesses who tell us with stark clarity why a rebellion by the 99 percent was inevitable. The book is about how this new movement has altered the conversation in newspapers, in boardrooms, in the streets, in living rooms, in places of worship, on TV and at city halls across the country.
P.S. The book was produced in less than a month, with hard work from dozens of people so the memories will be fresh, and the inspiration applicable for today, and every day going forward. The book is edited by myself and Tara Lohan and Lynn Parramore, my colleagues at AlterNet. I think you will love it.