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Posted 4 years ago on Oct. 28, 2019, 11:58 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: history, creator of occupy wall street

1. Who created Occupy Wall Street?

The original idea for Occupy Wall Street was created during a phone call between Kalle Lasn, the founder of Adbusters, and Micah White, an editor at the magazine.

Kalle, Micah and the rest of the Adbusters team then designed a poster and wrote a tactical briefing that called for the protest, named the protest, picked the first day of the protest and identified the key tactic of the protest.

Micah sent the first #OCCUPYWALLSTREET tweet and created the first Occupy Twitter account: @OccupyWallStNYC

The idea for Occupy Wall Street was taken up by roughly 200 activists in New York City who then organized for the first day of the protest.

2. Who are the founders of Occupy Wall Street?

There are roughly 200 people who responded to the call for Occupy Wall Street by holding organizing meetings at Tompkins Square Park in NYC prior to the launch date of September 17, 2011.

These activists used the email list september17 on Google Groups to organize and this website (OccupyWallSt.org) which was created by Justine Tunney.

It is possible to validate whether or not a individual was a founder of Occupy Wall Street by checking when they joined the september17 list.

The founders of Occupy Wall Street transformed the concept put forward by Kalle Lasn and Micah White into the on-the-ground protest in New York City.

3. Histories of Occupy Wall Street

Pre-Occupied The origins and future of Occupy Wall Street

Some assembly required Witnessing the birth of Occupy Wall Street

The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution

We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation

4. A word of caution about Occupy's social media accounts

The Occupy movement was crushed in 2012. After the collapse of the protest, various individuals continue to use the social media accounts. Not all of these social media accounts are being run by creators, or founders, of Occupy Wall Street. Furthermore, they are often pushing an agenda that is at odds with the spirit of Occupy.

See, for example, the case of @OccupyWallStNYC, the account originally created by Micah White, that was the subject of a lawsuit. Here is a New York Times article about the situation.

We do not recommend trusting social media accounts that continue to post as Occupy Wall Street.



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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

Note ''The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street - The Politics of Financial Morality'': by Frances Fox Piven:

fiat justitia - ruat caelum!

[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

"After 40 years of Neoliberalism, the verdict is in; the fruits of growth went to the few at the very top"!

No Shit, Sherlock!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

"Banks Use Public Credit Backed by Public Funds to Feed Bottom Lines" ... by Ellen Brown:

from which … "Banks do not really have the money they lend. To back their loans, they rely on their ability to borrow from the reserves of other banks, generated from their customers’ deposits - and if those banks withhold their deposits in an insatiable pursuit of yet higher profits,the borrowing banks must turn to the public purse for liquidity. The banks could not function without public support. They should be turned into public utilities, mandated to serve the interests of the people & the productive economy on which the public depends."

radix omnia malorum est cupiditas

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

By David Graeber: ''Conspiracy theory of the day - (Banking Corps. &^) the US Democratic Establishment don't want to beat Trump. They know only Bernie could actually win, & are terrified by even the mildest socialism. Trump gives them the policies that favour the rich (themselves) & the chance to feel morally superior.'' {^ = my edit & addition} - taken from …

ad iudicium?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

Note that .. ''While U.S. advocates and local politicians struggle to get their first public banks chartered, Mexico’s new president has begun construction on 2,700 branches of a government-owned bank to be completed in 2021, when it will be the Largest Bank in the country. At a press conference on Jan. 6, he said 'The Neoliberal Model' had failed; private banks were not serving the poor, and people outside the cities, so the government had to step in.'' - from ...

spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

"Let’s Stop Wall Street Predators From Banking on Displacement" ... by Paulina Gonzalez-Brito and Sharon Kinlaw:

from which … "Investigative reporter Aaron Glantz’s new book - ''Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks & Vulture Capitalists - Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream'' - gets into some of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s legacy in Southern California, demonstrating how he struck it rich .. while ramping up other folks' foreclosures."

radix omnium malorum est cupiditas!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

'''150,000 Americans Sacrificed for the Stock Market' ... Kushner Reportedly Advised Less Covid-19 Testing to Calm Wall Street''

"Kushner's advice did nothing to prevent a market crash, and it's likely that the administration's refusal to act in time only threw the economy into more chaos."

omnia causa fiunt!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 years ago

"Anyone who offends [Refuckgina], no matter how remote, must be exterminated." Got that message, huh? Redfuckgina's biowar, infowar, and bullying uses linkage so it's really a total war on the world. For retaliation, all nations of the world must unite and use linkage against Redfuckgina, surround it with the Great Wall of Tampons, and douche it.

It's best to refuse any more biopackages to be delivered from there and repatriate the ones already abroad. "Charge me with smoking?" "Let the World beware."

Moscow Mitch is cowering in resonance as yet another "stable genius." Nobody knew for certain at the time that Venus had volcanoes. Notice the body-top-to-body-bottom order of the syndrome list: headache, sore throat, breathing difficulty, tightness in chest, nausea, stomachache, and diarrhea. All are in sequence going along down the endothelium tissue { endo=internal, thelium=cellular layer.} If the belligerents and their coronavirus' detritus can be flushed out of the body, there may be more peace in the body afterwards. Hmm, who is blocking the tending to the sheep? The pubescent schoolboy { guess which borough of the City of New York he was in } asked, "Did you go out with girls in Ireland?" The exasperated teacher replied, "In Ire-land, we went out with the sheep!"

A rotisserie may be unavailable for roasting a big beast so a cigarette lighter can burn away a bit at a time the hair of the pig as the dog-meat vendors who smoke, do to the killed dingoes. We don't have to eat hairy pork even after the butcher has died of the deluge.

[-] 0 points by BrentWeirick81 (-85) 4 years ago

Who organized this website and why is it dying? Where are all the communists and liberals?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23799) 4 years ago

This site's stats are actually quite high. Look them up. And, as you well know, new participants are unable to log in. I do wish the site would open up again.

Are you showing up here now with your negativity because Bernie Sanders is surging and the election is upcoming?

The Bernie campaign, in my opinion, is a direct outcome of the efforts of the Occupy movement. It must really bother you lol.

You always show up with your trolling when something good is going on for the left that your right wing self doesn't like. Bugger off.

[-] 0 points by BrentWeirick81 (-85) 4 years ago

Ha Ha, you have to be kidding.Sanders doesn't beat Trump. People are working. Lowest Black and Latin unemployment rate ever. Take your racist creed home, Trump is putting people to work and putting money in their pockets.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

But ''... 44% of U.S. workers are in low-wage jobs ..'', by Bailey Vogt:

respice; adspice; prospice ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 4 years ago

Some of the "Communists" are probably busy crash-building a hospital to be finished "within 10 days"! It's good that the estimated death rate has decreased despite the increasing number of deaths. The potentially bad news is where the source of the decrease was. In a equilibrium state, the potential energy belongs to the configuration as a whole. In non-equilibrium, time-rate changes of energies matter. In between one's past and future, there is the space-like-separated Spirit of Love, neither past nor future, as carved out by the finite speed of light in free space.

Communism, Capitalism, and Neoliberalism's "Scientific Materialism" only sees the "materialistic" trees in the forest but not the interwined mats of roots, nutrient flows, etc. of the whole forest. It's like someone picking up a telephone handset and proclaiming it as the telephone. "Hello, hello!"--the silence of sound. My "Manhattan Project" doesn't and cannot work in some places doomed to stay as Type-0 civilizations due to lacking the underlying network connecting to the other party to be involved in the communication (aside from the internet which is fragmenting via the Great $-payup-for-VPN Firewall, DPRK-exostate"Let there be Light", Syrian, Venezuelan, Iraqi, Iranian, India-on-Kashmir iShutoffs as the ¿EU is with Brexit..?, the Earth doesn't even host a Type-1 civilization). Some "Spiritualism" is needed to handle the potential energy existing in between the trees and yet it doesn't belong to any one of the trees. It becomes "real" when this potential energy manifests itself in real-world consequences.

Germany offers nearly free college education as California did. Germany (which almost has English as its de facto second language; Japan is more isolated than Germany due to its linguistic barrier so it's less turbulently creative in technologies than either Germany or the U.S; the U.S. is even more informal about social ranks than Germany so it's unsurprising that it churns out more innovative or in some cases ridiculous ideas { well, we the Americans may have a chance to rebut them as being ridiculous in the full view of everyone "you be the prosecutor, judge, and executioner, neither defendant nor evidence being necessary; red jeans didn't make it going to Earth's budding emergent type-1 civilization although red pants on Mickey did because bosons can form a condensate in spontaneous symmetry breaking" by exercising our First Amendment right of free speech; of course, the tsunami of idiocy and fake facts rushing up Chesapeake Bay to clean out the swampy stinkiest-in-the-nation tidal pool are working great through our Ninth Amendment right 《 to render Congress as the MX Peacekeeper, impotent and obsolete, to be disbanded for its lack of loyalty 》 as a sorely needed enema; we'll soon be eating delicious Chesapeake crabs between the legs of the gargantuan Alaskan King Crab and the juvenile red salmon of Salmonella americana; Achtung! Mom told me never ever eat persimmons shortly after eating crabs or I would die } than Germany does) is an industrial powerhouse and California grew its Silicon Valley near great universities--Univ. of Cali. Berkeley, palo alto(tall tree)/Stanford: "Die Luft der Freiheit," "Let there be Light," etc.

High-level nuclear waste inevitably emits high neutron flux that will convert the silicon in the silicate of glass to phosphorus. If water from condensation or ground water should meet the phosphorus-formed phosphate, phosphoric acid can form which can dissolve the stainless steel containers encasing the high-level nuclear waste buried underground. That can become a problem over the longer term due to the corrosion allowing the high-level nuclear waste to leach out. The supreme law of the universe is the law of diffusion so highly concentrated forms of radioactive waste will be diluted and diffused. "The solution to pollution is dilution." Fukushima sits on the edge of the greatest flush-bowl toilet on Earth so the accumulated radioactive ground water can be easily discharged in the middle of the night onto the New Jersey Turnpike in the smelly and dramatic port of Elizabeth. (A U.S. citizenship in some ways confers better rights for being left alone than becoming a royalty.) Even dogs will be confounded by the smell. Fake news galore can cover up inconvenient facts. It's not the ukraine; it's Ukraine. Neutrons have chemical-element transmuting power. If one wants gold, let neutrons irradiate quicksilver (i.e. mercury). Quicksilver says, "now you see it and now you don't." I love Long Don Quicksilver playing Aryan Gulf. "Blessed are the Peacemakers." Post-orgasmic peace is magical !

Having been released from U.S. national defense and being a bit akin to Мир in going global, DARPA's network achieved Type-1 civilization's level to become the internet after the decades-long Cold War had ended, not with a bang but with a whimper (or in some places very emotionally charged parties). Hope fluttered out of Pandora's Box to create the global internet boom and the long-term human habitation in a nearby low-Earth orbit. The one on Earth intimately touches the lives of billions of people every single day and the one in Space may hopefully come up with a feasible solution to the problem of resource "scarcity" and long-term sustainability on Spaceship Earth.

Bernie can supply the needed motivation coming out of his convictions. A ¿Korean-tongued? patriarch said to me, "Erection has consequences!" Just emerging from my teenage years, I got it alright. Trump 2040, God save our drama Queer!

The British Anthem commentator Ryan Slattery wrote: 田凯 你的共党1921完全是苏联傀儡,妄图夺权;1942延安整风运动压制异见,逾千人遇难;抗战期间你的毛泽东说:”一分抗日,两分应付,七分壮大。”正面战场国军数十万人阵亡,你的共军呢?1957你的毛泽东伪善的提出“百花齐放”后再次压制异见者;随后大跃进造成全国饥荒,三百万饿死;文革共党前后批斗虐待等造成愈500万人遇难(抗战七年中国军民死伤亦不足300万);八九民运天安门武力镇压学生;现在加强国内控制,并打压异见者,甚至大型事件、灾害封锁消息…… 不是说香港人是对英国下跪,没有人喜欢殖民。我们都爱自己的故土,如果一个政权有利自己的家乡,自然受到尊崇爱戴;反之因为中共不停干预香港选举,而失信于民。中共封锁外网,为苟延残喘,一旦防火墙不在,中共很快覆灭。现在中国表面的繁荣和发展背后隐忧无穷,和清朝为自保的洋务运动十分相似。历史惊人的相似,中共,像所有历史上的政权,只是沧海一粟,人民,民主必胜!


I couldn't find any reason, under "one country, two systems," why Hong Kong shouldn't build a "Great Wall of Hong Kong" to shut out the Huns (or ¿Mongols?) to keep them instead in Red Silicosis Valley, Shenzhen. Mexico will surely pay for it with its silver coins as it did for our "Great South Wall of America," pampering Texass.

The wall is justified on the ground that Red Fuckgina cannot change within a generation or two as Lee Kuan Yew had already said decades ago and been proven true. Hong Kongers can evacuate to other countries though if they have the necessary connections.「此處不留人自有留人處。」