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Valentine's Day 4: Charles Eisenstein on Occupy Love.

"Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says 'more for you is less for me.' But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. This shift of consciousness is universal in everybody, 99% and 1%" (Source: Eisensten 2011 www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtc-k6dhgs&list=PLYkkFa9mbg5...)

 

"An inspiring, cinematic journey to today's history-making hot spots, from the Egyptian Revolution to the Indignados of Spain to Occupy Wall Street, asking the question, 'How can crisis create a love story?' A profound look at a new paradigm of social change that is sweeping the planet. Starring: Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben [, bell hooks, et al]" (Source: Anon nd www.amazon.com/Occupy-Love-Naomi-Klein/dp/B00CDXP76Y)

 

"OCCUPY LOVE harks back to the protests of the 1960s ... The beat, unfortunately, goes on- primarily because The Haves haven't been able to take to heart a simple mathematical equation: Respect + Empathy = Love, and Love is Universal. Chachacha" (Source: Poe426 2013 www.imdb.com/title/tt2247646/).

 

We have re-created in Lego one scene from the film's trailer. Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRtc-k6dhgs#t=146

 

To watch the whole film, and find out more, click here: occupylove.org

 

Check out our 'Valentine's Day Playlist' on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vfbv6hNeng&list=PLYkkFa9mbg5...

 

Legoing by Ian Cook.

 

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Taken on February 9, 2014