Occupy Wall Street

On September 17, 2011, a group of heroic visionaries began the occupation of Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan. For almost two months, it became Liberty Square, a place where people collected and camped in protest of Wall Street corruption and a capitalist ideology that puts profit before people. It was a place where we came to discuss all of the ways in which that corruption and ideology affects our lives and tried to come up with a collective solution. This was the beginning of a shift in consciousness for many people. Weeks after the inception of Occupy Wall Street, occupations sprung up in cities all over the world. Many were violently evicted in a coordinated government effort, but the conversation, organizing and protests of Occupy Wall Street lasted for years following the eviction. Many of the communities and friendships that were created have endured through eviction, police brutality, unlawful arrests, repression, harassment and incarceration. Through the movement, I met some of the most courageous, dedicated, visionary, caring, empathetic and knowledgeable people that I have ever encountered. Occupy Wall Street no longer organizes by name, but a number of people who were active in it still work together to create the world we were fighting for. Many have been active in the Environmental movement, Black Lives Matter, the Palestine Liberation movement and many other causes. When the time comes, I have no doubt that we will all rise together again with even more dedication and an elevated wisdom that continues to grow through the painful lessons and beautiful  awakenings that came out of the Occupy movement, movements that have followed and the ones that will come.
 

View my photos from Occupy Wall Street Here

"in times of universal deceipt, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
George Orwell 
Occupy Videos
"if i can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."
Emma Goldman 
The Revolution is Love
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