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#OCCUPYWALLSTREET: Occupied. OWS Updates for the Week of July 12

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET:  Occupied. OWS Updates for the Week of July 12

GET THIS FROM A FRIEND? SUBSCRIBE SHARE:  DebtFair, an initiative led by Occupy Museums, has just sent a letter to a number of art school deans, asking them to come up with an alternative to debt-funded, high-cost art education. The letter was partially provoked by the recent doubling in interest rates [...]

Your Inbox: Occupied. OWS Updates for the Week of May 2

Your Inbox: Occupied. OWS Updates for the Week of May 2

GET THIS FROM A FRIEND? SUBSCRIBE SHARE:    The May Day celebrations here in NYC were full of joy!   To give you just a taste of what transpired, many Occupiers helped organize andtook part in a Free University in Cooper Square Park, outside of Cooper Union, the art school besieged by their greedy [...]

UNEP FI Meeting Across from Occupy DC: Where Do Views Converge?

By Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media Washington, DC: On a sunny October 18, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington, DC, UNEP FI kicked off the "Tipping Point" Global Roundtable at a reception sponsored by Bloomberg.  A mile away, OccupyDC, sister to Occupy Wall Street, is camped at FreedomPlaza, across the street [...]

Spot the Spin: The Fun Way To Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest

Spot the Spin: The Fun Way To Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest

By Alan F. Kay © 2007 Are you an activist for a good cause? Ready to take up arms with Occupy Wall Street? Fine! Few of us do as much as needed to really make the world a better place or to avoid it getting worse.  For many, opting out of activism comes from lack of money, energy or time.  As for "keeping democracy alive and elections [...]

COMMENT ON THE “OCCUPY WALL STREET” MOVEMENT

By Hazel Henderson © 2011 We at Ethical Markets Media have been following and reporting on this growing movement – in support of its non-violent, peaceful aim to bring true democracy and fairness to the USA. The Occupy Wall Street movement is an inevitable extension of the social networks now changing regimes in the Arab world and [...]

Chapter 13: Good Polling to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest

Chapter 13: Good Polling to Keep Democracy Alive and Elections Honest By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Sept. 29, 2004                     In Chapter 10, we saw the utility of often including authority figures in testing support for policy.  Since adequate questions tend to be [...]

Chapter 12: Historical Persistence of Public Opinion

Chapter 12: Historical Persistence of Public Opinion By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Sept. 10, 2004                     Public support for a government policy is persistent, meaning that it changes very slowly over the years -- unless a major event relevant to the issue occurs, [...]

Chapter 11: Good Polls, Good Pollsters, Good Sponsors

Chapter 11: Good Polls, Good Pollsters, Good Sponsors By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Aug. 16, 2004                     Good sponsors must take responsibility for hiring good pollsters and conducting good polls.  But how does a sponsor become a good sponsor and how can a good [...]

Chapter 10: Fair and Foul Use — Taglines and Authorities

Chapter 10: Fair and Foul Use — Taglines and Authorities By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Aug. 9, 2004                     Taglines in Polls Survey research shows that there are a very small number, really only a handful of people, who are known by name to more than 80% of [...]

Chapter 9: Asking the Right Questions and Asking the Questions Right

Chapter 9: Asking the Right Questions and Asking the Questions Right By Alan F. Kay, PhD © 2004, (fair use with attribution and copy to author) Aug. 9, 2004                     Is the Federal Government Too Big or Too Small? An aspect of government that leaders most dispute is its proper size.  (In modern times, [...]

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