I am reading two great books from the OWS Library at the moment here at Occupy Trinity. Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and The Subsistence Perspective by Bennholdt-Thomsen and Mies. Both are fascinating from an Occupy perspective.
Speaking of which, Bennholdt-Thomsen and Mies have written a book that every Occupier should read. I only have 25 minutes left at the public library computer so this has to be short.
In one chapter they talk about the reinvention of the commons-linked economy. They outline the parts of the process:
1.) defending and reclaiming of public space
2.) ecological regionalization and localization instead of globalization
4.) share equally
5.) policy created from below — policy as a living process of the people in local communities
6.) manifold ways of realizing a community and a multiplicity of communities
What they write about is exactly what Occupy means to me. Thank you Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen and Maria Mies.