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11 September 2021

Occupy Shows its Protest Music Stripes – Jason Samel

Patriotism and Protest – inexorably bound and oftentimes indistinguishable – have always had their say through music. Whether it be the American Revolution (The Liberty Song), World War I (Over There – competing with I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier), WWII (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Prais...

September 09, 2021

A People’s Librarian (Part One) with Aeliana Boyer

(One of the most fondly remembered aspects of the Occupy Movement is the People’s Library in Zuccotti Park, created and protected around the clock by Occupy Wall Street protesters living in the park and outside supporters of the movement who donated books. Among the books in the People’s Library...

September 09, 2021

The Environmental Movement and the Greening of Occupy – Ted Schulman as the Town Crier

People who are just now awakening to the very real horror of climate change should have listened to Occupy Wall Street. Occupiers were raising that warning flag almost from the beginning. But, as was true of many of the alarms raised by OWS, it was dismissed with a yawn. This may be to their/our ...

September 08, 2021

Reasserting the Role of Citizen Journalism – The Occupied Wall Street Journal

It had to happen in 2011. There had to be an alternative rag to main street newspapers which were doing a terrible and largely biased job of reporting on the Occupy phenomenon. But, so brazen a theft! To actually expropriate the moniker of the Robber Barons’ favorite mouthpiece and bend this new ...

September 05, 2021

Occupy Wall Street … Again?

I am writing on July 4, 2021. History rages along toward the 10th Anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, which culminated on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, in response to the financial crisis that culminated in 2008. The similarities observed between the years leadin...

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