Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered direct action movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District. OWS is part of a growing international movement fighting against neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, government controlled by monied interests, and the resulting income inequality, unemployment, environmental destruction, and oppression of people at the front lines of the economic crisis. For more visit www.occupywallst.org
On September 17th, men and women of all races, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, began to organize in nonviolent protest. These men and women represent the 99% with the goal of ending the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1% of America. Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement which began as a call to action from Adbusters, a Canadian-based anti-consumerist organization.
The original projections for the protest were to be between 20,000–90,000 participants. However, when only a little over a thousand protestors showed up the first day, it was labeled a bust. In the days to follow, more and more people have joined the protestors as they spend day and night in Liberty Square.
As stated by Occupy Wall Street:
“The beauty of this new formula, and what makes this novel tactic exciting, is its pragmatic simplicity: we talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people’s assemblies … we zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the radical democracy of the future … and then we go out and seize a square of singular symbolic significance and put our asses on the line to make it happen.”
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Now Occupy Wall Street September 17th
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Find a nearby city with planned actions:
New York City, New York http://maydaynyc.org/
Los Angeles, California http://www.occupymay1st.org
Chicago, Illinois http://occupychi.org/press/blog/2012/04/09/may-1-chicago-spring-mayday
Denver, Colorado http://occupydenver.org/mayday
Phoenix, Arizona https://www.facebook.com/events/381021661918003/
Houston, Texas https://www.facebook.com/events/204095203038238/
Colorado Springs, Colorado https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Springs-Colorado/106270412737566
Tucson, Arizona https://www.facebook.com/events/279858558762880/
Binghamton, New York https://www.facebook.com/events/376669119029394/
Boise, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/events/360314060673941/
San Antonio, Texas https://www.facebook.com/events/214648721966010/
Portland, Maine https://www.facebook.com/events/339498516097708/
Fort Wayne, Indiana https://www.facebook.com/events/210492185718392/
Columbia, Missouri https://www.facebook.com/events/427509747274620
Seattle, Washington https://www.facebook.com/events/367319329957786
Daytona Beach, Florida https://www.facebook.com/events/283622265042365
Cincinnati, Ohio https://www.facebook.com/events/124910487626652/
Detroit, Michigan https://www.facebook.com/events/133920430061332/
Occupy Wallstreet September 2013 – 99% uprising