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 › ]
Seven years after the bank bailouts and nearly four years after demonstrations in Zuccotti Park gave birth to the Occupy Wall Street movement, much of the public’s anger against banks has... To view the full story, click the title l...
Images courtesy the artist Seven years after the financial crisis, and four years after Occupy Wall Street set up camp in Zuccotti Park, income inequality is still a huge problem, not just in the United States, but around the world.Show More Summary
Whether it's a glitch, a hacker or Cylons, nothing brings out the jokes like a burgeoning societal meltdown
The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappear—it just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.
Remember when a bunch of anarchists met in Zuccotti Park on September 17, 2011 to denounce Wall Street’s role in the perpetuation of global inequality and mass impoverishment? Remember when it became Occupy Wall Street, and then Occupy Everywhere Else? Remember when it, like, ended? Yeah, that. Show More Summary
A new Occupy Wall Street tour led by Michael Pellagatti will include stops at Zuccotti Park, Bowling Green and Foley Square.
Three years ago, a small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters stood in Zuccotti Park shortly after midnight and watched the NYPD handcuff eight demonstrators for no apparent reason. None of the arresting officers would tell us why the protesters were being singled out, but that night NYPD Inspector Salvatore DiPace, Jr. Show More Summary
On a freezing Friday afternoon last week, New York’s Zuccotti Park was empty of anything except piles of dirty and frozen snow, a nondescript thoroughfare for cold tourists and bargain shoppers on their way to Century 21. Yet those of...Show More Summary
On September 17, 2011 a group of protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York to protest the growing influence of corporations and the financial services sector. The Occupy Wall Street movement still evades our language today with cries of "we are the 99%" having been damped, but not extinguished. Show More Summary
As we approach the anniversary weekend of the occupation of Zuccotti Park and the birth of the Occupy Movement, mainstream media will once again pronounce it as finished and wonder what, if anything, it accomplished. However, as John Wellington Ennis pointed out in a recent article the Occupy Movement did not simply fizzle out or lose steam. Show More Summary
At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17. Alternative MediaShow More Summary