Social Mvmts: Occupy Wall Street
David Graeber (1961 - 2020) was an acclaimed anarchist and anthropologist. He helped organize the initial Occupy Wall Street protest and was credited with helping to develop the slogan “We are the 99%.” Graeber was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of "Debt: The First 5000 Years" (2011), "The Utopia of Rules" (2015), and "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory" (2018).
"...We hold elections, knowing they are unlikely to produce the policies favored by the majority of Americans. We speak, we write, we advocate - & those in power turn deaf ears & blind eyes to our deepest aspirations. We petition, plead, and even pray - yet the earth that is our commons, which should be passed on in good condition to coming generations, continues to be despoiled. [The people]...have occupied Wall Street because Wall Street has occupied America." ~ Bill Moyers