Sure, some nonfiction addresses the impact of Occupy (remember "the 99%"?), but there is also fiction, poetry, and more that describes, pictures, and sums up the legacy (at least so far) of the very large social movement.
Back in 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street movement was still spreading through the country, a smaller standoff was unfolding at Sea-Tac, the international airport in the small, eponymous town between Seattle and Tacoma that serves both cities. Along with some of her coworkers, Zainab Aweis, a Somali Muslim shuttle driver for Hertz car rental, […]
You probably know the story of how two stupid works of art entered a stupid dialogue with one another at the gateway to Wall Street, but in case you don’t: Charging Bull is a 7000+ pound work of pro-capitalist “guerrilla art” by Arturo Di Modica. It was installed after the market crash in 1987, and quickly became a […]
I still remember the Occupy Wall Street slogans and chants in lower Manhattan a few years ago: “SHAME ON THE 1%! SHAME ON THE 1%!” At the time, I was in my mid 20’s, working in New York City but squarely in the lower-middle-class. While...Show More Summary
First they took to the streets to protest the perceived misdeeds of Wall Street fat cats who were accused of profiting from government loans, and next they’ll come after dramatically wealthy Silicon Valley tech leaders who are riding a wave … More » The post BofA Warns Of Future “Occupy Silicon Valley” Movement appeared first on EveryJoe.
Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000. This post Obama to Occupy Wall Street Wallets appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
Occupy Wall Street... by other means. The post Marcus: At a certain point, hasn’t Obama made enough money? appeared first on Hot Air.
Provocative poster art isn’t just for hippies and Occupy Wall Street folks anymore. The alt-right is finally getting into graphics in hopes of persuading the world to see things its way.
A popular image of resistance during the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2012 showed a ballerina poised atop the Charging Bull statue in New York City’s financial district. The aggressive capitalist system that had failed so many in the...Show More Summary
Five years ago, Motherboard released a doc on Occupy Wall Street hacktivists trying to build a distributed, ad hoc mesh network from the ground up. We caught up with one of them.
Click here for reuse options! Former Occupy Wall Street leader Micah White sounds off on the future of the resistance movement. After the collapse of Occupy Wall Street, my wife and I fled the progressive groupthink of Berkeley, California...Show More Summary
One of the world’s most well-known dichotomies is the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, or the one percent and the 99 percent, as popularized by the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. And it’s true: There’s an enormous wealth gap in the U.S. Indeed, Americans had a total of $67...
A Chicago Occupy Wall Street protester and journalist has just gotten a taste of what a no-go zone is really like in Sweden. You know, that place the media made
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Under an army watchtower and across the street from the concrete wall Israel has built in parts of the occupied West Bank, street artist Banksy has opened a guesthouse in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.
Detective Rick Lee, who became known as the Hipster Cop during the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, is taking his style with him into retirement.
A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the "Hipster Cop" for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something … Click to Continue »
He is hanging up his skinny jeans after 25 years on the force, including memorable encounters during Occupy Wall Street.
There’s a lot we can learn from the Occupy Wall Street movement as we continue onward together. In 2011 I had the privilege of observing and documenting a group of parents and their kids who were involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Show More Summary
In late October 2011, I was volunteering at the Occupy Wall Street library in lower Manhattan. Tucked into a corner of Zuccotti Park, the library was staffed mainly by anarchists of an exceedingly orderly bent. If society were suddenly...Show More Summary
Abortion extremists are the new Luddites. Remember Ned Ludd from your grade-school history lessons? He was the Occupy Wall Street agitator of his time -- a phantom leader of early 19th-century British textile workers who vindictively smashed spinning jenny power looms to bits in a desperate bid to halt technological progress.