Social Mvmts: Occupy Wall Street
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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).
"If only the war on poverty was a real war, then we would actually be putting money into it." [click on this image to find a video that examines the class war]
"Sorry for the Inconvenience. We are trying to change the world." A demonstrator in Oakland holds a sign on 2 November, 2011 Photo credit: Eric Thayer / Getty Images — in Oakland, California.
"Why is there no maximum wage?" At Occupy Toronto, October 22, 2011. Photo credit: Asmaa Dee Photography
"The world is a dangerous place not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." — at San Fran!!
"...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
Welcome to America... Thanks for sharing this, Nathan!
Ok, musicians, but what did surfers do to deserve the eternal furnace?
"24 years old & TRANSGENDER The laws you have DON'T protect me from discrimination or violence in 37 states. BEAT me up, FIRE me, THROW me out of my home, NO ONE will care! We aren't different from YOU...We are ALL the 99% -occupywallst.org"
"The Wall Street protest that is 'NOT' happening, according to the media...nothing to see here, move along now." — in New York, NY.
"The 99% stands with Walmart workers to stop exploitation and abuse throughout the supply chain." [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of declining social mobility in the United States]
"Dear College, the world you trained us for is DEAD" OccupyWallStreet protest, September 2011
"Dear 1%, If you think this is bad, just wait until #AmericanSpring"
at the OccupyWallStreet protest in New York City - 2011 "One day the poor will have nothing left to eat BUT THE RICH"
"NYPD is a layoff away from joining us!!!" At the OccupyWallStreet protest, September 2011
“NYPD: Don’t Be Wall St. Mercenaries!” Captain Ray Lewis (Ret.) of the Philadelphia police has joined Occupy Wall Street.
Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis joins the Occupy Wall Street protests and gets arrested by the NYPD. Photo: Johnny Milano — in New York, New York.
Occupy Wall St. protest. October 2011 "When the rich rob the poor it's called BUSINESS. When the poor fight back it's called VIOLENCE"
"If they enforced bank regulation like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place! #OWS"