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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:45 AM
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'Occupy Wall Street': Adbusters, organisation that started the movement inspired by Anna Hazare
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/features/brand-equi...

Occupy Wall Street campaign doesn't have an 'Anna Hazare' leading from the front, but Anna Hazare definitely has been an inspiration for the movement that began in a small office situated in Vancouver, Canada.

"Anna Hazare is one of our heroes and mentors," begins Kalle Lasn, editor and co-founder of Adbusters, as we get into a late night call with him. Not many know that it's from the Adbusters office in Vancouver that the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement began. And the poster of the ballerina balancing on the iconic Wall Street Bull became the first rallying slogan of the movement.

Many credit the 69 year old Estonian who co-founded the not-for-profit anti-branding, social activist organisation, to be the brain behind 'Occupy Wall Street', but he denies it completely. "I am not the leader, but Adbusters has been the creative spark behind the movement," says Lasn, adding that apart from 10 employees, Adbusters depends on creative inputs from writers, photographers and entrepreneurs.

"Not to forget 90,000 people who form the global brainstorming that we do," laughs Lasn. The size and shape of 'Occupy Wall Street', he admits has taken him by surprise.
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azul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:57 AM
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1. Anna Hazare's fasting against corruption produced results
because of the popular backing that spoke up with large crowds.

A few days fast and general strike against corruption here in the USA would do us all a world of good, IMHO.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:53 PM
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2. it largely went unnoticed here -- which is too bad.
the campaign against him was a script right out of fox news -- i could hardly believe it was india.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:03 PM
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3. K&R for Ms. Hazare n/t
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