1 Year Since Occupy Sat 8/25 7pm UofM Campus
From: Shequaya Broadus (sbroadus10gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:28:01 -0700 (PDT)
*What:* One Year Since Occupy: How Can We Change Society for the Better?
*When: *August 25 from 7:00-9:00pm
*Where: *The Book House in Dinkytown (429 SE 14th Ave.,  Minneapolis, MN

It has been nearly one year since a handful of people gathered in New York
City's Zuccotti Park in a protest that sparked a worldwide movement. It
brought to the forefront of American discourse the increasing disparity of
wealth, rising poverty, and rampant greed and corruption in business and
government. Hundreds of thousands around the country began to debate the
problems facing society, and proposed various solutions.

But what has become of these discussions? What concrete and fundamental
change has come about? Have the living conditions of the 99% improved as a
result? Can the masses really effect change by simply protesting in the
streets and calling on those in power -- the 1% -- to fix things? Or are
different methods and a more fundamental change of society necessary? What
is the way forward for Occupy on its one-year anniversary? How can we truly
fix society's problems and build a better society?

Join Occupy Wall Street participants and *Socialist Appeal* contributing
editors Tom Trottier (NY) and Mark Rahman (NJ) for a discussion on the
fundamental contradictions and antagonisms that lie at the heart of what
the Occupy movement tried to address: the crisis of the capitalist system
itself and the need for socialism.

*For more information please contact wil [at] socialistappeal.org
or call (612) 293-9247 and leave a message. *
*Visit us online at www.socialistappeal.org*

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