Occupy Wall Street Ten Years On

Picture showing Occupy Wall Street Demonstrators

What exactly has the Occupy Wall Street movement come to symbolize from a distance of ten years from its founding? For some, it is seen as a movement that lacked concrete demands, and in which decentralization and an anti-hierarchical sensibility were more important than a coherent political program. For others, it represents a historical moment …

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Politically Non-Political: The 10th Anniversary of Occupy Tucson (Some Reflections)

Photo from an Occupy Tucson backed march from January of 2012

It was, I think, Barack Obama’s decision to rescue the banks and largely ignore the people that helped to create the political backdrop for Occupy. It was as though Obama’s campaign slogan of 2008, “Yes, we can,” had degenerated into “No, we can’t – at least not for you.” The political backlash this generated from …

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NYPD ‘consistently violated basic rights’ during Occupy protests

Girl getting dragged by the hair by Police

NYU SCHOOL OF LAW NEWS A report by NYU and Fordham law schools found a ‘shocking level of impunity’ and a department that acted beyond its powers—Ed A national consortium of law school clinics has released the first in a planned series of reports examining the responses of law enforcement authorities to the protests of …

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What happened to the Occupy movement?

Black and white stylized protester clapping his hands in solidarity. On his back "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" has been painted.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Occupy Wall Street was at the pinnacle of its power in October 2011, when thousands of people converged at Zuccotti Park and successfully foiled the plans of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg to sweep away the occupation on grounds of public health. From that vantage point, the Occupy movement appears to have tumbled …

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