Understanding Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Timeline of Occupy Wall Street
Who are the people who are joining Occupy Wall Street Movement?
What are their demands?
Who is the leader of Occupy Wall street movement?
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a leaderless movement without an official set of demands. There are no projected outcomes, no bottom lines and no talking heads. In the Occupy movement, in this movement everyone is leader.
Leaderless movement can only survive and win in a true democratic nation.
In mid-2011, the Canadian-based group Adbusters Media Foundation proposed a peaceful occupation of Wall Street to protest corporate influence on democracy, address a growing disparity in wealth, and the absence of legal repercussions behind the recent global financial crisis.
Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park, formerly "Liberty Plaza Park".
Now OWS is spreading across American cities as well as outside USA.
The participants of the event are mainly protesting against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government.
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.
The American Dream has been stolen from the world. Workers are told that they aren't allowed health care, shelter, food. Students are told that they aren't allowed jobs, and that they will be in debt for the rest of their lives, unable to declare bankruptcy. The 1% has destroyed this nation and its values through their greed. The 1% has stolen this world. We will not allow this to occur.
The problem with the Occupy Wall Street is that their goal is not clear they should a demand introduction of new law for their demands , a law which will end political corruption.
Just saying the demands will give you nothing to which you are demanding the people who are ruling you.
But something is better that nothing .
Timeline of Occupy Wall Street Movement
OWS means Occupy Wall Street Movement
1. June 9, 2011 – a Canadian anti-consumerist magazine called Adbusters registers the domain name occupywallstreet.org
2. July 13, 2011 – Adbusters makes the initial proposal for a peaceful demonstration to occupy Wall Street.
3. July 14, 2011 – The domain name occupywallst.org is registered.
4. August 23 – The hacker group Anonymous encourages its followers to take part in the protest
5. September 17 (Day 1) – the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street gathering. An estimated 1,000 people attend on the first day. NYPD police officers prohibit protesters from erecting tents, citing loitering rules.
6. September 19 (Day 3) – the stock market opens on Wall Street for regular business. Keith Olbermann of the news outlet, Current TV, becomes the first major journalist to fully cover the protests
7. September 20 (Day 4) – Police arrest mask-wearing protesters, using a law dating back to 1845 which bans masked gatherings unless part of "a masquerade party or like entertainment."
8. September 22 (Day 6) – it is reported that a largely black crowd of about 2,000 people march from Union Square to Wall Street to protest the execution of Troy Davis. Four black men, two from the City University and two from Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, are arrested during the protests
9. September 24 (Day 8) – At least 80 arrests are made after protesters begin marching uptown, forcing the closure of several streets. Soon after the arrests, videos begin to appear around the web. In particular, public concern is raised by a video released later in the day showing young women being maced by a police officer.
10. September 26 (Day 10) – The name of the police officer who maced some young women on September 24 (Day 8) is revealed as Anthony Bologna. OWS claims that this incident occurred without provocation, demanding jail time for Bologna and the resignation of Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
11. September 27 (Day 11) – An OWS afternoon march ends not at Wall Street but at a rally by postal workers protesting against a five-day delivery week, which many believe will severely harm the postal service and cause significant job losses
12. September 30 (Day 14) – More than 1,000 demonstrators, including representatives of labor organizations, held a peaceful march to police headquarters to protest what they said was a heavy-handed police response the previous week. No arrests were reported
13. October 1 (Day 15) – More than 5,000 people marched towards the Brooklyn Bridge, and hundreds marched onto its pedestrian area and car lanes, taking over part of the bridge. Traffic into Brooklyn was stopped by the police for roughly two hours. Police split the crowd into two sections, enclosing a few hundred that were on the bridge between two lines of netting and kettling them – slowly closing in and keeping them from moving about. Over 700 arrests were made, while police had to call for paddy wagons and buses to transport the arrestees, including a New York Times reporter who was on the bridge. Others who were caught on the bridge were later allowed to walk away. The remaining protesters gathered in the evening in Liberty Plaza.
14. October 6 (Day 20) – About 4,000 protesters march in Portland, Oregon. More demonstrations are held in Houston, Austin, Tampa, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Asked about Occupy Wall Street, President Obama replies: "I think it expresses the frustrations the American people feel, that we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country... and yet you're still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on the abusive practices that got us into this in the first place.
15. October 9 (Day 23) - A crowd of approximately 100 protesters gathers in Washington, DC outside the White House.
16. October 10 (Day 24) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggests that he does not anticipate an effort by the city to remove the demonstrators. “The bottom line is, people want to express themselves, and as long as they obey the laws, we’ll allow them to,” the mayor told reporters at the start of the city’s 67th annual Columbus Day parade. The official @OccupyWallStreet Twitter account declares, “Bloomberg said we can stay indefinitely! Big win!” Police reported that more than 140 protesters from the Occupy Boston movement were arrested after they ignored warnings to move from a downtown greenway near where they have been camped out for more than a week.
As many as 835 cities are reportedly part of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Denmark is now part of the protest efforts with ‘Occupy Denmark
The Occupy Denmark group is now actively planning its part in a “global day of action” on Saturday that will see demonstrations in over 1,000 cities worldwide, from the US to Australia, and from South Africa to South Korea.
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14 October 2011
Understanding Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Timeline of Occupy Wall Street