Peter Hartmann, activist leader, at the Rio Baker. Photo: Bridget Besaw/ iLCP

Occupy Wall Street

On September 17, 2011 in New York City, the movement began. Demonstrators made their way to Wall Street to protest against corporate greed, government corruption, high levels of unemployment, and a widening income gap between the rich and poor in a time when more and more Americans are living below the poverty line.

The movement calls themselves the 99%, in contrast with the wealthiest 1% of the American population that owns a disproportionate share of the wealth. The Occupy Wall Street movement spread not only around the US, but in Canada, Europe, and the rest of the world.

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Occupy Wall Street Articles
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12 quotes from the love story of our time

by Carlo Alcos

Visiting Occupy’s ground zero, one year later

by Bennett Murray

The OWS Rolling Jubilee wants to buy and forgive your debt [VID]

by Josh Heller
1

Canadian premiere of ‘Occupy Love’ set for October 4

by Carlo Alcos
21

I’m breaking up with you, Occupy

by Coleen Monroe
1

Occupy Maui protests Monsanto [VID]

by Abbie Mood
7

How the Occupy Movement is hacking your consciousness

by Ian MacKenzie
3

We need to see each other as human again

by Carlo Alcos
7

If we get Occupy right, we get everything right

by Ian MacKenzie
2

Occupy and the politics of gut

by Rachel Signer
2

Q&A with the ex-police captain arrested in uniform at OWS

by Rachel Signer
3

LoudSauce occupies the airwaves with Google TV Ads

by Rachel Signer
11

Occupy Wall St: You cannot evict the evolution

by Velcrow Ripper
2

Musician performs for the Obamas wearing “Occupy With Aloha” t-shirt [VID]

by Michelle Schusterman
2

Love and shadow in the Occupy movement [VID]

by Carlo Alcos
12

Bank Transfer Day: 650,000 have made the change so far

by Michelle Schusterman
4

From Egypt to Wall St. – The revolution comes to America

by Ian MacKenzie
2

Oakland cop lobs flash grenade into crowd trying to help critically injured Scott Olsen [VID]

by Matador Staff
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