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Forum Post: Name the movement?

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 28, 2011, 7:29 p.m. EST by sheso (5)
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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.



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[-] 1 points by takeTsquare (77) 12 years ago

Hi, what about #OWS99 + the city? I am from #TakeTheSquare or #15M (from May 15th, the day the movement was born in Spain) but the name of my particular node is "Gijon takes over the street"

[-] 1 points by Coast2Coast (1) from San Francisco, CA 12 years ago

Welcome to AR LIFE.

The American Revolution for Liberty, Independence, Freedom, and Economics.


[-] 1 points by Cantoffie (17) 12 years ago

Occupy Together is what it is being touted as.

[-] 1 points by patriot4change (818) 12 years ago

Excellent proposal. Make it simple. Just call it "The 99" or "The 99 Party" and people will know what you mean. I can already see it on headline news: "The 99 Party has announced their candidacy for President 2012" Yeah!

[-] 1 points by sherrysheba (2) 12 years ago

Arab spring into >>>>>AMERICAN FALL

[-] 1 points by sudoname (1001) from Berkeley, CA 12 years ago


I like the 99% movement or something about 99%.

[-] 1 points by sheso (5) 12 years ago

Thank you for great resource: OccupyTogether.org . All the actions' web site resources should link to it or something similar to share their good work.

Occupy Everything is funny, but the movement name should clearly and concisely inform most everyone in the 99% about a movement addressing their issues.

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 12 years ago

occupy everything!