Occupy wall street meme
May day occupy wall street protests attempt to rekindle
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On July 13th, 2011, Adbusters published an article titled #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, calling for 20,000 people to gather in lower Manhattan on September 17th, 2011 and occupy Wall Street indefinitely to demand that President Barack Obama appoint a Presidential Commission to end money’s influence in Washington politics.
“The anti-globalization movement was a necessary first step. Our plan back then was to strike the machine like a wolf pack. There was an alpha male, the pack’s leader, and those who trailed behind. The model has now grown. Today, we are a horde of people.”
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This is obviously not the case when it comes to denouncing capitalism as pure Marxism. Although some demonstrators push for major and systemic improvements to our economic system, they are not pushing for a Marxist revolution. According to journalist Bruce Nussbaum, “Occupy Wall Street is opposed to Crony Capitalism, not Capitalism. It’s IN FAVOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP… There are breaks in OWS. Some people want to live in a cooperative economy. Others are pessimistic. However, the majority of people regard Steve Jobs as a hero.” REMOVE Mainstream media mediation/Strategy: The protest received little coverage in the beginning. The demonstration was not covered by NPR because it did not “involve large numbers of people, famous people, a great disturbance, or a particularly specific goal,” according to an NPR editor. As a result, the demonstrators created and circulated their own media (see above on social media). Although getting media coverage is easier now, the protesters’ early outlets are still active and provide a clear transmission of what the occupiers believe is going on.
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Since the Internet is what it is, as soon as the movement gained traction, a slew of memes, jokes, and viral videos popped up. The majority of the videos gaining attention feature demonstrators and police clashes, but some others have made it through. READ MORE: The Diocese of Rockville Centre Sells Its Headquarters Due To Child Victims Act Lawsuits, Resulting In Bankruptcy
In addition to the video, filmmaker Steven Greenstreet has a Tumblr account dedicated to the same subject. “Our initial ideas were admittedly sophomoric: Pics of hot chicks being all protesty, videos of hot chicks beating drums in slow-mo, etc.,” he writes on his Tumblr site. But it developed into something more when we arrived at Zuccotti Park in New York City.”
“A ton of online debate has exploded, with people passionately opining (among other things) that this is racist, derogatory, and dangerously objectifies women. That was not my intention, and I believe the video’s spirit, as well as the voices inside it, are noble and inspiring.”
Know your meme: occupy wall street
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement against economic injustice that started in September 2011 in Zuccotti Park, New York City’s financial district.
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[nine] It sparked the Occupy movement in the United States and around the world.
The protest was organized by Adbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist and pro-environment group/magazine. Occupy Wall Street focused on social and economic injustice, greed, corruption, and corporations’ excessive influence on government, especially in the financial services sector. “We are the 99 percent,” says the OWS slogan, referring to income and wealth inequalities in the United States between the richest 1% and the majority of the population. Protesters used consensus-based decisions taken in general assemblies to accomplish their aims, emphasizing redress by direct action over petitioning authorities. [eight] [Note 1]
On November 15, 2011, the demonstrators were ejected from Zuccotti Park. Protesters then attacked banks, corporate offices, board meetings, foreclosed houses, and college and university campuses for occupation.