Episode 24: Occupy what?

In this episode I´m joined by Adam Salem from Delawere, USA. He has taken part in the protests against what many see as widespread injustice embedded in global financial and governing systems. It´s a movement that literally and symbolically is trying to occupy Wall Street and Adam explains what it is that inspires the movement, what these people want to achieve and how he thinks the movement will develop into the future.

If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here.

Episode links:

Amy Goodman
Adbusters

Occupy Wall Street
Panel Dialogue with Michael Moore
We are the 99%
Occupy Delaware
News coverage from the Guardian
Informative videoreport from Russia Today (09.10.2011)

James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) er utdannet lærer gjennom NTNU og arbeider ved Åsvang Skole i Trondheim. Han har en variert opplæring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. I fritiden trener og instruerer han aikido. Han er oppvokst i Oslo, men har studert og arbeidet i Trondheim siden 2005. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (32) has a teaching qualification from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in primary school. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. James lives in Trondheim, Norway.
  • James Arnfinsen

    It´s interesting to note that TIME magazine awarded ´the protester´ – in general – as person of the year 2011. A quote from the article points to a supporting factor for this phenomena:

    “Globalization and going viral have been the catchphrases of the networked 21st century. But until now the former has mainly referred to a fluid worldwide economy managed by important people, and the latter has mostly meant cute-animal videos and songs by nobodies. This year, do-it-yourself democratic politics became globalized, and real live protest went massively viral”Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101745_2102132_2102373,00.html #ixzz1gWav7iN6

  • James Arnfinsen

    Hva skjedde med Occupy-bevegelsen? Her er noen refleksjoner fra Alf Ole Ask i Aftenposten (12.12.2014): http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kommentarer/Hvem-husker-Occupy-Wall-Street-7762038.html