Thursday, March 22, 2012
A history of the Occupy movement–so far
… and of course, the best is yet to come. Silly headline, I suppose. But history changes quickly, so catch this version before Big Brother changes it.
In the fall of 2011, New York's Zuccotti Park grabbed the world’s attention as the hub of Occupy Wall Street, a movement that set off a chain of rage against the country’s financial and political elite.
Even in the face of police repression and media ridicule, the movement mobilised thousands of people fed up with the deep economic divide in the US. And within two months hundreds of Occupy Wall Street camps swept across the country changing the political discourse in the US.
"People were upset about the economy, people were upset about the foreclosure crisis, people were upset about the bailouts, and about the fact that it looked like elected officials were working for big business rather than for the people who they’re supposed to be working for," says activist Max Rameau from Take Back the Land.
Fault Lines tells the definitive history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread up to the brutal crackdown by state authorities.
[Al Jazeera, History of an occupation, 3/20/2012]
Click the link to read this article. Or here is their video. Click the thingy in the lower right for full screen.