Occupy Wall Street was born from a loosely organized New York City grass roots protest in September 2011.
The movement took only weeks to become a social cause celebre as the jobless were joined by senior citizens, students, and Hollywood stars. Politicians, labor unions and activists from around the world soon joined in to lend their support to what has now become a worldwide phenomenon.
Although Occupy Wall Street was initially criticized for a lack of focus, the protest has since coalesced under a single banner, "We are the 99%" protesting the 1 percent of the wealth being accumulated by the super rich — as the working poor are left to fend for themselves.
While the movement reinvents itself, the question remains whether governments will respond with more equitable policies in regard to banking regulations, home mortgages, taxation, education, and affordable health care.
Meanwhile, around the Web, learn more about Occupy Wall Street and other such movements that continue to grow, as a worldwide recession threatens to leave millions more homeless, jobless, and without much else to do but to take to the streets...
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Occupy Wall Street - Wikipedia survey chronicling the movement's quiet start in downtown Manhattan to its growth as a worldwide social phenomenon with related photos, references and resources.