In the News: Occupy Protests

Starting in New York City on September 17, 2011 as “Occupy Wall Street” this movement spread throughout the world on October 15, 2011. Inspired by the Arab Spring movement, Occupy protests are denouncing economic inequality and corporate influence in political affairs. Learn about its ongoing global spread.

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NEW!  Occupy Wall Street

http://occupywallst.org/

OccupyWallSt.org is a planning group formed as an information sharing resource for the ongoing protests happening on Wall Street. It is a group committed to doing technical support work for resistance movements.

NEW!  Occupy Protests Spread Around the World

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/15/world/occupy-goes-global/

CNN describes the Occupy protests on October 15, 2011, the global call for A Day of Action, as a backlash against the economy and corporate, financial, and political elite.

NEW!  Social Media gives Wall Street Protests a Global Reach

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/social-media-gives-wall-street-protests-a-global-reach/

This resource describes the role of social media in Occupy protests’ global spread.

NEW!  Take the Square

http://takethesquare.net/

On May 15, 2011 Spain started a similar movement denouncing political and economical instability by creating camps in the streets and squares of their cities. Take the Square provides information about its own protests in Spain that turned into a call for global change, as well as its support for the October 15, 2011 events in Occupy protests.

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