1. Occupy Wall Street

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  2. About Occupy Wall Street

    In mid-2011, the Canadian-based Adbusters Foundation, best known for its advertisement-free anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters, proposed a peaceful occupation of Wall Street to protest corporate influence on democracy, a growing disparity in wealth, and the absence of legal repercussions behind the recent global financial crisis. They sought to combine the symbolic location of the 2011 protests in Tahrir Square with the consensus decision making of the 2011 Spanish protests. Adbusters' senior editor Micah White said they had suggested the protest via their email list and it "was spontaneously taken up by all the people of the world.” Adbusters' website said that from their "one simple demand—a presidential commission to separate money from politics" they would "start setting the agenda for a new America." They promoted the protest with a poster featuring a dancer atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull.

    The internet group Anonymous encouraged its followers to take part in the protests, calling protesters to "flood lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street." Other groups began to join in the organization of the protest, including the internet group, Hacktivists Anonymous, the U.S. Day of Rage, and the NYC General Assembly, the governing body of the Occupy Wall Street group.

    Adbusters' Kalle Lasn, when asked why it took three years after the implosion of Lehman Brothers' to call for a people's protest, said that after the election of President Obama there was a feeling among the young that he would pass laws to regulate the banking system and "take these financial fraudsters and bring them to justice." However, as time passed, "the feeling that he's a bit of a gutless wonder slowly crept in" and they lost their hope that his election would result in change.

    The protest was begun at Zuccotti Park since it was private property and police could not legally force them to leave without being requested to do so by the property owner. At a press conference held on the same day as the protests began, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg explained, "People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we'll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it."

  3. Quotes about Occupy Wall Street

    1. We had 9/11, a recession, then Occupy Wall Street. Now we have a Whole Foods.
      In 13 Years After 9/11, Businesses in New York's Downtown Stand Tall
    2. Oakland residents, small business owners, merchants, and community members have been working on developing spaces in this way for a while, before the Occupy Wall Street movement started.
      In Small business owners speak out on Occupy Oakland’s impact