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McKee reports: "September 17 (S17) is of course the one-year anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park, a reclaiming of public space that galvanized the political imagination of the country and the world with its proclaimed opposition between the 99 percent and the 1 percent."

Occupy Wall Street will mark their one year anniversary this weekend. (photo: Caylak/Demotix/Corbis)
Occupy Wall Street will mark their one year anniversary this weekend. (photo: Caylak/Demotix/Corbis)

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Occupy Wall Street: Take the Bull by the Horns

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+3 # orwell, by george 2012-09-15 16:33
since, as psych studies show, people are sheeple, obama had a chance to endorse the occupy movement, and perhaps change the world.
instead, he sent homeland security to bust heads and gas us.
most have forgotten the message of occupy, that both parties are the servants of wealth.
gonna vote for the 1%?
 
 
+1 # Smokey 2012-09-16 03:28
"The whole world is watching." Very true... If Occupy has been successful during the past year, the new series of demonstrations will represent America. The different age groups, the different races and ethnic groups, and even different social class groups will be present and together. Construction workers and nurses, and retired people from the suburbs, and
farmers from the new Dust Bowl, will all be working together... They may not belong to the same political party. However, they'll be raising the same concerns and you'll see their influence in the November elections.... However: If Occupy is stuck in a rut, you'll see last year's people shouting the same slogans that we've heard before. Same old stuff. Not much evidence of growth or increased diversity or increased influence... The big test comes in November.
 
 
-1 # RMDC 2012-09-16 06:05
It is good to see OWS active again, at least in the public way. This article makes everything sound very well planned and organized. One of the virtues of OWS was that there were no leaders; it was mostly spontaneous. Now it is planned and probably funded. I wish the funders were named. We know the FBI, Homeland Security, CIA infiltrate and take over every social movement in the world through a vast array of front organizations and covert operatives.

We have to watch for that. There's too much passive voice here to feel confident. For example, "A post-S17 meeting has already been set for September 23 to begin the conversation about forming a debt-resisters’ union," Set by whom? And who chose the agenda? Who will select the goals and methods?
 

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