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Antifa, Occupy Wall Street and, well, I don't know any other extremist liberal groups. Native Americans trying to protect their version of a church? College professors? I guess if you're the kind of jerk who thinks “Black Lives Matters” is the slogan of an extremist group, that's one. But radicalized liberal groups ...
Occupy Wall Street, 2011: In September 2011, a small group took over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan to protest the growing wealth gap. The group wanted to highlight the fact that 1% of households in the United States own 40% of the wealth. What started as a localized act sparked a national and global ...

Occupy Wall Street — born out of America's inability to grapple with the inequality King warned about — faltered and then was crushed in 2011. The Black Lives Matter movement, always pushing against public opinion (much like the Civil Rights and Black Power movements), now must contend with the ...
[Photo: courtesy Design Museum] After all, Occupy Wall Street got its start just a year after Apple debuted the iPhone, in 2008. Over the next few years, Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms would shape movements including the Arab Spring–and later Black Lives Matter, Jeremy Corbyn's rise to power, and ...
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the evening of April 4, 1968, sparked riots across cities in the United States. Though many in the country had reviled King during his lifetime, eventually he came to be seen as a great American hero. King's campaign for nonviolent social change ended legal ...
Scholar Gene Sharp's three-volume work The Politics of Nonviolent Action serves as a basis for pragmatic nonviolent protest for movements like Occupy Wall Street, even though Sharp himself criticized the Occupy movement for having no discernible demands. His 198 methods of protest emphasized civil ...

Connected to all this popular outrage at the system bequeathed by Baby Boomers was a series of uprisings—Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, DREAMers, and more. Millennials have been at the forefront of each. And while none of these movements articulated their politics as uniformly socialist ...
Think of the Tea Party in 2009, Occupy Wall Street in 2011, and #MeToo in 2017. Collectively, the citizens and organizations that comprise our current post or cross-partisan movement are very energetic, and we are not yet coalesced. Largely because our biology is focused on what we DON'T want instead ...
What were they thinking? Coder Eric Bailey had seen one too many headlines casting millennials as “this weird, dehumanized, alien phenomenon,” as he put it, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. So like a good millennial, he decided to fight back with online mockery — creating a browser ...
One week after the horrendous mass shooting at a Florida high school in which 17 people were killed, the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Wayne LaPierre, addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee during its annual gathering at the National Harbor in ...

And she's lent her voice to a number of important political causes, finding herself on the frontlines of the civil rights battle in Selma, Alabama, the Occupy Wall Street protests, and the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation. Baez deserves the chance to rest a ...
Just in high schools in recent years, we have seen walkouts over Trump's election; over deportations; in support of striking teachers' unions and to save public schools slated for closure or budget cuts; in support of Occupy Wall Street; against police violence; and, yes, calling for justice for Trayvon. This is ...
Although the Wisconsin Uprising was the early riser in the US protest wave of 2011 that manifested in widespread bank protests, capitol occupations, and eventually, Occupy Wall Street, what happened in Wisconsin remains understudied and generally misunderstood. Many descriptions focus on the ...
In fact, teenagers are often at the forefront of change, which you can see with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Arab Spring protests, or Occupy Wall Street. Even here, at the UW, we can see how young people are taking matters into their own hands. Clubs and organizations like the Black Student ...
Tall, bearded, with gentle brown eyes, Occupy Wall Street veteran Jesse Myerson spends his days knocking on doors in the rundown neighborhoods of southern Indiana reminding voters of the enormous wealth of their country. His message, as an organizer for the progressive grassroots group Hoosier ...
On the left, a new generation of radicals, many of whom grew up through Occupy Wall Street or the Bernie Sanders campaign, criticize liberalism for its insufficiency and its legacy of compromises with the evils of capitalism, imperialism, and white supremacy. On the right, the collapse of neoconservatism ...
In 2011, the Ben & Jerry's board of directors issued a statement of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters, scooping ice cream in Zucotti Park on several occasions for Occupiers. In 2013, the company came out in support of mandatory GMO labeling legislation, committing also to the transition of all ...
The Occupy protests accomplished one extremely important thing. They popularized the terms "The 1%" and "the 99%." Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement rally in Foley Square before marching though Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images.
After working on Wall Street for seven years, she became a prominent member of Occupy Wall Street. We're also going to talk about the resignation of Gary Cohn, national economic adviser for President Trump. But first, let's start with this bank bill, Alexis Goldstein. ALEXIS GOLDSTEIN: Thanks, Amy.
Jay Graber, a developer at Zcash, a new cryptocurrency aimed at enhanced privacy, was wearing small green earrings she had made out of RAM sticks used in cryptocurrency gear. She said she had become interested in blockchain after joining the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, and she viewed the ...


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