Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street

Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street

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Overview

Danny Schechter the "News Dissector," a veteran journalist, filmmaker, and participant in many social movements, began covering Occupy Wall Street for Al Jazeera and other leading websites, international TV News programs, and Progressive Radio Network shows. Occupy collects his essays, blog reports, and movement documents. As the filmmaker behind In Debt We Trust (2006) and Plunder: The Crime of Our Time (2010), Danny Schechter has specialized in exposing Wall Street crime in three books and many reports. He says, "This is the movement we have been waiting for to 'fight the power.' Even as debt strangled millions, and unemployment rose alongside foreclosures, economic issues only remained fodder for boring pundits and self-styled experts. There was no activist response. Until now." Schechter explains, "Occupy Wall Street has a way of touching you personally with its gutsy honesty and democratic spirit. Yet, I was not always uncritical. I want it to succeed, but I'm also aware of its many contradictions and internal conflicts." Occupy provides the News Dissector's in-depth assessment of a global revolt in the making. DANNY SCHECHTER was a writer, television producer, and independent filmmaker who also spoke about media and financial issues. He was the editor of Mediachannel1.org and blogged daily as the News Dissector at NewsDissector.net. Schechter was the author of fourteen books and produced and directed more than thirty documentaries and television specials. His blog was named the 2009 "Blog of the Year" by the Hunter College Media Department of the City University of New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616407162
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 06/06/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

DANNY SCHECHTER is an American journalist and a documentary filmmaker who made six non-fiction films with Mandela and who was asked personally by the filmmakers of LONG WALK TO FREEDOM to make a five-hour television documentary about the making of the forthcoming film. Schechter has worked in South Africa since the 1960s, which has given him unprecedented access to insiders. Schechter wrote about the liberation struggle and produced a TV news magazine for three years in its most crucial years l988-91.

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