Today is the six month anniversary of what became an international movement. On September 17, 2011. Happy anniversary!
Read all our Occupy Movement articles here.
Watch what’s happening right this moment in Zucotti Park –it’s a beautiful day, 400 people are occupying the park!
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a protest movement that began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district. OWS was initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters and has led to Occupy protests and movements around the world. The OWS protests are against social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. Their slogan, We are the 99%, addresses the growing income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. To effect change OWS engages in “direct action” instead of petitioning authorities.
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