Occupy Wall Street

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The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, "We are the 99%", refers to income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. To achieve their goals, protesters acted on consensus-based decisions made in general assemblies which emphasized redress through direct action over the petitioning to authorities.

Event Timeline

  • September 17, 2011 - Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement that began in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning a surge in the movement against economic inequality worldwide.
  • November 15, 2011 - The protesters were forced out of Zuccotti Park. Protesters turned their focus to occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, foreclosed homes, and college and university campuses.
  • December 29, 2012 - Naomi Wolf of The Guardian provided U.S. government documents which revealed that the FBI and DHS had monitored Occupy Wall Street through its Joint Terrorism Task Force, despite labeling it a peaceful movement.



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See Also


  1. Occupy Wall Street (Gamergate/Quinnspiracy Wiki)- [1]