For Immediate Release
Occupy Wall Street. What Just Happened? is a new eBook by activist couple Kimberly and Ian Wilder
Which scenes from the Occupy Wall Street movement do you remember most? Is it the General Assembly working by consensus by the red statue at Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza? The glory (and then the destruction) of the People’s Library? Or, maybe you saw the golden bull of greed carried down the street?
In Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened?, Kimberly and Ian Wilder cover the fun, the controversy, and the meaning of Occupy from their role as bloggers, activists, and occasional participants. The eBook is like a joyride through these last two years of Occupy, including photos, video links, and even a comic strip. Much of the material is gathered from the Wilder’s websites: onthewilderside.com and PeaceCouple.com .
Do you remember the early pressure on the Occupy Wall Street folks to come up with “one demand”? This book explores the whole one demand concept. And, it includes the documents that came out of requests for the General Assembly — the Occupy Wall Street decision-making body in New York City — to make a statement about their demand(s).
Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? benefits from the diversity of the interests and expertise of both authors, to create a book that is both meaningful and visually stimulating.
Ian Wilder is a poet; an attorney at a nonprofit agency; an environmentalist; and an officer in his local Green Party. Ian’s contributions include commentary on how Occupy energy could (and should) affect elections; how Occupy changed music and nonfiction in the culture; as well as photographs of his trip to Occupy San Diego.
Kimberly Wilder is a poet; musician; essay writer; and a contributor at Independent Political Report. The book is peppered with Kimberly’s as-it-was-happening blog posts which began on day two of the occupation. Kimberly’s contribution also includes music and chants, like the time she rewrote an old folk song into an Occupy song, and cajoled Ian into a duet.
Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? is available as an eBook, including formats that can be read on anyone’s computer, and on smartphones. You can find it at www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/. More platforms to come.