Our Year in Review - April ‘11-‘12

photo by David Shankbone

The tired, the poor, the huddled masses took over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan in September, initiating the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement to empower the “99 percent.” Prompted by the Canadian group Adbusters, OWS activists demonstrated against social and economic injustice with nonviolent marches and 24-hour drum circles. Celebrities stopped by to lend their support and to nibble on the free organic buffet. Police evicted the campers in November, but by then, the message against income inequality, unemployment and financial institutions’ greed had caught fire across the globe.
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