In the past couple of weeks we’ve been introduced to the Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC voicing the concerns of the 99% on mass corporate injustice and the corruption that has infiltrated all levels of government. Since its inception through the organization Adbusters, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread peaceful protests to 66 American cities including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and Los Angeles, which will officially launch on Saturday, October 1 at City Hall.
The mainstream media finally took notice after several incidents of police brutality in NYC over the weekend but the coverage has been dismal considering the bourgeoning, national scale of the Occupy movement. This has led organizers to create a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a journal and other media projects. Another way the movement is communicating at a national level is through Occupy Together, “an unofficial hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.” The site offers downloadable posters and other media to help protesters promote the cause and increase visibility in local communities. We commend everyone’s efforts, courage, time and peaceful intentions.
In addition to the bold links above, we’ve gathered a few links below for you to inform yourselves and hopefully inspire you to join in solidarity with the 99%. – Moni Vargas
Facebook + Twitter: OccupyWallSt / OccupyLA / OccupyTOGETHER / OccupyATL / OccupySF / Occupy_Boston + many more