Occupy Wall Street Essays
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Ten years ago, on November 15, Occupy Wall Street was pepper-sprayed into the night by a squadron of police officers who helped shovel the tents, books, and placards left by activists into a fleet of sanitation trucks. A messy, motley, and spirited demonstration, Occupy started as a march of some 2,000 people in lower Manhattan that mushroomed to approximately 1,000 similar protests across the country. It seized enough media coverage to appear like a moment in the making, as it...
Exactly ten years ago, the messages of 'Occupy Wall Street' and its criticism of the financial system and social inequality went around the world. What has become of it? People march through the streets with backpacks, US flags and placards. 'People Power,' they shout, and 'Occupy Wall Street.' They stop in front of the bronze bull, which is behind a barrier and is already being guarded by police officers. For the protesters, it is the symbol of capitalism, of the...
As children we tend to see our elders and guardians as leaders, showing us right from wrong and teaching us how to fend for ourselves in this harsh world. In our teen years, we often rebel against parental guidance, as we are prone to see parents more as autocrats at this time and no longer as leaders. Once we reach early adulthood, we will have acquired enough knowledge to keep ourselves alive and stay healthy on our own. From here,...