Category Archives: Conscious Business

Announcement: The Zeitgeist Movement Official Blog Is Online

Become the change you want to see in the world. Very interesting conversation!

Celebrate, Celebrate, Dance to the Music!


If you are racist (you’re being controlled) If you are a patriot (you’re being controlled) If you are a nationalist (you’re being controlled) If you are politically complacent (you’re being controlled) If you believe the corporate media (you’re being controlled) If you won’t fight back (you’re being controlled) If you are scared (you’re being controlled) If you believe there is no choice (you’re being controlled)

Free yourself and OCCUPY.
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I could not have said it better!

5 Ideas To Prevent Economic Ruin by Matt Taibbi

Keith and Matt Taibbi, “Countdown” contributor and editor at Rolling Stone, discuss his recent op-ed for the magazine that outlined his proposed list of demands for the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
http://current.com/shows/countdown/

1. Break up the monopolies
2. Pay for your own bailouts.
3. No money for private lobbying
4. Tax hedge-fund gambers
5. Change the way bankers get paid.


Matt Taibbi & Bill Maher Great Clip
“Goldman Sachs the worlds most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money!”


Matt Taibbi at the 2008 Debate

Related Links
Goldman Sachs vs. Rolling Stone (Matt Taibbi)
Matt Taibbi’s Advice to #OWS

WHAT WALL STREET PROTESTERS WANT
Olbermann Calls This A Special Comment By The Protesters

We Occupy America “The Eight Rules” by @CynthiaBoaz


The Eight Rules

@WeOccupyAmerica asked @CynthiaBoaz, a proponent of Mahatma Gandhi’s satyagraha (nonviolent) activism methods, for a set of principles to help guide #OccupyAmerica.

She gave Them back this series of seven direct messages.

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1) Nonviolent discipline, no matter what. Zero tolerance for any violence whatsoever, including verbal.

2) Unity of message & across orgs and people. There should be a consistent message & demands coming out & activists shld know it & share it.

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3) There must be a long-term and coherent strategy, not just tactics and actions (no matter how clever) that are not connected in some way.

4) Security forces/police should be seen as potential recruits to movement, not as adversaries. Ultimately they are accountable to the ppl.

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5) Keep larger audience (national and international) in mind when framing the message. The goal is to win ppl over, not to alienate.

6) Defensive strategies never win. Don’t respond to verbal attacks or hostile propaganda by using the language of the opponent. Reframe.

7) Claim victory whenever possible. It’s important for morale and enthusiasm. Keep anger/rage in check with humor and solidarity actions.

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She was right on with her answer, but she used all 140 characters. We trimmed the principles down so people could RT them, and we thought number seven was a compound thought, so we split it into the last two of the eight rules.

1) Nonviolent action AND speech, no matter what. Zero tolerance for violence. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

2) Unity of message across orgs & people. Consistent demands, all should know them. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

3) There must be a long-term and coherent strategy, not just tactics & actions. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

4) Police should be seen as potential recruits to movement, not enemy. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

5) Keep national/international audience in mind when framing. Goal is win ppl over. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

6) Defensive strategies never win. Don’t respond to attacks using their language. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

7) Claim victory whenever possible. Important for morale. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

8) Keep anger in check /w solidarity actions & humor. #8rules via @CynthiaBoaz #OWS

And that’s really all there is to it. We suggest every general counsel read these rules, approve them, and then print small hand cards to educate newcomers as to these methods. Contact us via @WeOccupyAmerica if there are any changes we need to make.

Thank you Cynthia Boaz. Pursuit of Happiness YOGA has reprinted this as a public service!

#Occupy Summer of Change by Velcro Ripper


A short doc about the current OCCUPY WALL STREET action, by acclaimed filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light). Shot on Wall Street, NYC on Sept 17, 2011. Ripper asks a giant dime, “how could the global crisis we are facing become a love story?’ for his upcoming feature doc, ‘EVOLVE LOVE: Love in a Time of Climate Crisis.’ In Theaters 2012. www.evolvelovelive.com.

Also check out Velcro’s film Fierce Light…