#occupywallstreet, is an ongoing nonviolent demonstration, a social movement opposing what participants view as negative corporate influence over politics and a lack of legal repercussions over the global financial crisis.
Yes, the Occupy Wall Street activists are leaderless and lost. But Ginia Bellafante fails to tell the bigger story: how the harsh police crackdown keeps the vast majority of Americans hit by the recession from getting involved.
Looks like the ongoing #OccupyWallSt protest against corporations got a bit tense on its eighth day, with lots of cops present for today's march to Union Square and the official protest home page reporting at least 80 arrests.
#OccupyAmerica "This is really the very first — down on Wall Street, in the financial district — the very first attempt, since the crash of '08, to take a real stand and it's been powerful. And I gotta believe that even though it may only number in the hundreds right now, this is gonna grow — not only on Wall Street, but in communities all over America." – Michael Moore on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, September 22nd, 2011
On Sept. 17, more than 20 University students joined “Occupy Wall Street,” a leaderless community currently camping out in the Wall Street area to protest inequalities in wealth distribution and corruption in corporate America.