Five years ago, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement began when protesters settled into Zuccotti Park in New York City's Wall Street financial district. Their slogan was "We Are the 99%"--to indicate their protest against the economic inequality that allows too much wealth to be concentrated in the top 1% of society. Show More Summary
In 2012, Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan and a police officer allegedly assaulted each other while police were clearing Zuccotti Park. When a jury found McMillan guilty and a judge sentenced her to three months in prison, it created a national outcry. This month the 27-year-old Atlantan’s memoir introduces readers to the woman behind the headlines.
Demonstrators gathered to remember the 2011 camp-out and weeks-long protest that sparked the movement against economic inequality.
People gathered in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Saturday, exactly five years after Occupy Wall Street began, describing how a small encampment spread to cities across the country. Continue reading ? The post New Yorkers revisit Occupy Wall Street on its fifth anniversary appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Five years ago, protestors descended on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street, launching the Occupy movement. The protests that flared across the nation, Oregon included, finally put income inequality on the forefront of the national dialogue,...Show More Summary
Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today. When Occupy was evicted from its Eden, some of the brightest faded quickly, having no audience. Show More Summary
The NYPD's Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band is leading a memorial procession in lower Manhattan today, marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The procession will begin at noon, at Zuccotti Park, Trinity Place between Liberty and Cedar Streets, and then make its way to the NYPD memorial in Battery Park. [ more › ]
Not so good morning, America. I woke up yesterday to discover that on Monday night the police had cleared Zuccotti Park. As of this morning, Zuccotti Park remains largely unoccupied and quiet, thanks to a judge's ruling that the city...Show More Summary
And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park. There is a good reason for a large number of Occupiers to be on hand. Show More Summary
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Janet Wilson is helping transform vacant buildings into thriving community centers. Five years ago, Janet Wilson was one of thousands of people who flocked to New York’s Zuccotti Park to participate in the Occupy Wall Street movement that would eventually sweep the country and the world. Show More Summary
The city Law Department made the point in relation to Stephen Kass - the Wall Street lawyer collared for talking to Occupy Wall Street protesters outside Zuccotti Park in September 2013.
In January of 2014, a Times Op-Ed by Sam Polk, a former derivatives trader who worked on Wall Street between 2003 and 2010, went viral. Occupy Wall Street protesters had been evicted from Zuccotti Park two years before, and the phrase “the one per cent” had become a part of public discourse. Show More Summary
Four and half years ago, watching the Occupy Wall Street movement take off, Bernie Sanders hailed the "extremely important" work activists were doing in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and across the country. "We have got to continue to focus on the greed of Wall Street, and we've got to bring about real...
The loose collective of writers, editors, and designers who five years ago reminded their readers in Zuccotti Park that “our system is broken” is now urging registered Democrats to get out and vote for Senator Bernie Sanders in next week’s primary election. [ more › ]
On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement exploded onto the scene. Peaceful protestors set up tents and sleeping bags in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The movement’s slogan was “We are the 99 percent.” Protestors railed against big banks, the growing foreclosure scandal, and political corruption. Show More Summary
A lively rally in Union Square was followed by a march down Broadway to Zuccotti Park. [ more › ]
Back in the fall of 2011, when the Occupy Wall Street movement seized Zuccotti Park and then spread at unprecedented speed across the globe the criticism we heard coming from the corporate media (when they weren't denouncing the movement outright) was that the movement had "no direction" and had "no leaders." We were lectured at. Show More Summary
Thousands of New Yorkers marched from Union Square to Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Saturday afternoon in a show of support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. “He’s bringing the voice back to the people, because our...Show More Summary
Many younger New Yorkers would recognize his name from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, which was named in his honor and became the home of the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.
Around 5:00 a.m. on November 15, 2011, a few hours after NYPD officers raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park, two police officers arrested and pepper-sprayed 23-year-old protester Imani Brown outside of a downtown Starbucks where she was hoping to use the bathroom. [ more › ]