So trying to understand what is happening in occupy is a little intimidating!!
Here’s a small quote from OccupyWallst.org, a “unofficial de facto online resource for the growing occupation movement”
Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.
Here’s some cool articles and links about the movement.
If you are an Edmontonian and curious check out Occupy Edmonton Facebook Page.
Rabble.ca has massive amounts of resources on the Occupy movement on their Occupy Wiki
W. Kamau Bell: “Stop Talking Shit About the Occupy Movement” addresses some common critics of the movement.
On tumblr: We are the 99% – Individual stories in picture form
Please post comments and more resources!