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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One Response to 17th September 2011 – The Birth of the Occupy Movement

  1. Psychedelic Rob. says:

    I wonder if Historians will look back at our time and view this year, as the year that the hypnosis, spin and conditioning techniques of the governing class began to go tits up.
    It was the year my Dad died and the year I experienced the second greatest wake-up of my life. As a life-long stoner I’d always sought to avoid conspiracy theories, not really having much truck with the, ‘mans out to get y’r’ crew, and not wanting to appear a cannabis cliché.
    However in November that year I was reluctantly searching for a video about the NWO on youtube that a fellow toker insisted I should check out. I never did find it , instead I happened upon Michael.C.Rupperts: ‘Truth & Lies of 9/11’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uU6U7H7Aws).
    In that two hours the veil lifted and I could see the real world for the first time, it was that profound.
    G.O.D= Gold, Oil and Drugs.
    I obviously wasn’t the only one. Occupy your mind indeed.

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