Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 7:29 p.m. EST by sheso
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"Occupy Wall Street" is an inspiring name for the action in NYC, but it obviously becomes incongruent as the movement (hopeful it will grow into a sustainable movement) expands to other locations. How does one interpret OWS Los Angeles clear and concise for an onlooker in LA? It is true that the fraction of the 1% actually on Wall Street are responsible for a great deal of exploitation around the world, but the greater movement must address other issues. Many issues are interrelated, but they might be addressed with different primary demands in other locations.
Would it be effective to name the movement: The 99% Movement ? Then, The action in NY becomes: "The 99% Movement; Occupy Wall Street" The action in Los Angeles might be: "The 99% Movement; Occupy Los Angeles City Hall". I don't know enough about specific issues centered in LA to know if City Hall is an appropriate target for a large movement, but I don't like the second title nearly as much as the first The point is to develop a name for the movement that will help to unify the 99% everywhere and allow them to address ALL their issues and demands.