17th September 2011 The Birth of the Occupy Movement

Adbusters' Occupy Wall Street Poster

Adbusters’ Occupy Wall Street Poster

On this day in 2011, a group of 1000 gathered in New York City’s financial district to protest corporate power over democracy, the growing disparity of wealth distribution, and the total absence of criminal accountability of the greedy rotters responsible for the 2008 economic meltdown. In outrage the protesters sat down. In hope and solidarity, they refused to leave. Within weeks, the spirit of Occupy Wall Street spread like wildfire, sparking a global awakening of the masses that had lain dormant since the end of the 1960s.

Democracy is not a spectator sport. Occupy your mind. Occupy Everywhere.

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