FDL Movie Night: American Autumn, an OccuDoc

By: Monday July 30, 2012 5:00 pm

On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement first encamped in New York City’s Zucotti Park, soon renamed Liberty Square. Within weeks, Occupy groups were spreading like wildfire throughout the United States so that, even today after the breakup of the encampments, almost every major city in the United States has an active Occupy cell. In those first months, thousands took to the streets and made groundbreaking use of social media to orchestrate major actions nationwide; the United States became the latest country to develop a major people’s movement since the wave of protest began in the Middle East earlier that year. The Occupy name, and the ideas behind it, quickly became international.

 

Occupy LA Day 7: West & Smiley

By: Saturday October 8, 2011 6:00 pm

And on the seventh day, no one rested! The camp has relocated to the south lawn of City Hall, and people were getting organized, holding meetings and talk circles and getting ready for a couple big guests, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West who were scheduled to speak at 5pm. There’s always something to do, help out the various camp teams, talk with people, pick up trash, get laundry done, go shower…

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