It's been one year since a motley mix of protestors first gathered in New York City's Zuccotti Park to express their outrage against a system they felt catered to the top 1% of folks on the economic ladder. And on this anniversary day for Occupy Wall Street, protests are happening again in cities across the U.S. and beyond, including the movement's birthplace.
At its inception last September, scant attention was paid to the protesting few, a group that was in part dismissed as tie-dye wearing, weed-toking kids embracing a starry-eyed 1960s idealism that the age of cynicism should have wiped out.
But before you could say, "We are the ninety-nine percent," the Occupy Wall Street movement gained enormous traction, attaining a stronger sense of legitimacy when major unions joined the protests in early October. OWS was already spreading rapidly to other states and countries with a message that encompassed everything from growing income disparity and the evils of corporate greed to theRead More »from Occupy Wall Street: One Year Later, Where Does the Movement Stand?