The Occupy Wall Street movement is well into its second month. Thousands of people have joined together in New York City’s financial district to hold Wall Street and the corporate forces of the world accountable for their corrupt business practices and profiting from mass injustice made possible by severe income inequality.
Occupy Wall Street exemplifies what a real grassroots movement is and how it can thrive within our society that relies heavily on technology and social media. It is because of this that I have been able to diligently follow Occupy Wall Street on Twitter as well as watch the events unfolding within and around the peaceful protests on the ground via Livestream on multiple channels. It has been amazing to me to witness the thousands who have gathered in New York City and the countless people all over the rest of the country and throughout the world who have created their own events in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The message and mission of Occupy Wall Street has been targeted by multiple mainstream media sources as being convoluted despite the fact that they have released official statements and their own newspaper. The Occupy Wall Street protesters have been condemned as being “unorganized”, but when I saw the nearly-seven-minute documentary by Alex Mallis of the micro community that has emerged in Zuccotti Park, unorganized was by far the last word I could ever think to describe these people or this movement.
I have read more articles and have watched more minutes of video on Occupy Wall Street than I can possibly count and still, after nearly a month after first seeing this video, I can’t help but keep going back to it.
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