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					Occupy Wall Street Movement
     What is Occupy Wall Street
-Movement against social, economic inequality,
   influence of corporate money and lobbyists on
   government
-Participants are the “99%”
-started in New York on September 17 and has
   moved world wide
-Adbusters started movement-
Canadian based
anticonsumerism media
foundation
    Why did the movement start?
• Due to the Global financial crisis..Greece, United States
• "when the financial meltdown happened, there was a
  feeling that, 'Wow, things are going to change. Obama
  is going to pass all kinds of laws, and we are going to
  have a different kind of banking system, and we are
  going to take these financial fraudsters and bring them
  to justice.' There was a feeling like, 'Hey, we just
  elected a guy who may actually do this.' In a way, there
  wasn't this desperate edge. Among the young people
  there was a very positive feeling. And then slowly this
  feeling that he's a bit of a gutless wonder slowly crept
  in, and now we're despondent again."[Adbusters
   How big is the Occupy Wall Street
              movement?
• 82 countries,
• 952 cities
          What do they want?
• Presidential commission whose goal is to end
  the control money has over our
  representatives in Washington
• Equal distribution of wealth
• “people before profits”
• http://theweek.com/article/index/220235/th
  e-best-occupy-wall-street-protest-signs-a-
  slideshow#
• http://theweek.com/article/index/220263/oc
  cupy-wall-street-turning-violent

• http://theweek.com/article/index/220100/oc
  cupy-wall-street-a-protest-timeline

				
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