As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its second month, with more than a hundred additional occupations across the country and around the world, here is a list of occupations and organizations that can move this progressive populist uprising forward (links in red).
Occupy Wall Street
The front lines, where it all started.
Discussion forum: forum.occupyseattle.org
On Facebook: facebook.com/OccupySeattle
On Twitter: @OccupySeattle, #occupyseattle
Hub for occupations across the country and beyond. More than 100 & counting—my how we’ve grown!
Oct 2011: Stop the Machine
This occupation in DC was actually planned well before Occupy Wall Street started; includes explicit focus on war (timed to begin on the 10th anniversary of Afghanistan invasion), as well as reclaiming democracy from Big Money. Includes various direct actions in the Capitol to coincide with new session of Congress.
Rebuild the Dream
Inspired by Van Jones as well as the populist uprising in Madison, this movement aims to reclaim patriotism from the wingnuts and rebuild the American Dream. Includes support from a broad coalition of groups.
The Other 98%
Started more than a year before the “99%” slogan emerged. Advocating for all those not super-rich — no need to quibble over a percentage point…
Inspired by UK Uncut, this US counterpart launched early this year to highlight corporate tax evasion instead of cuts to public services.
Anonymous played a big role in mobilizing for Occupy Wall Street. Is it all just part of “the plan”?
Progressive antidote to the Tea Party, started in 2010.
Move to Amend
Response to Citizens United decision, pushing for constitutional amendment to declare that money is not speech, corporations are not persons, and to guarantee a right to vote and participate to all.
The New Bottom Line
Advocating for the victims, holding the perpetrators accountable.
A New Way Forward
Aims to “restore the economy in the public’s interest” with a focus on breaking up big banks.
“Updates on the financial services re-regulation fight in Congress and for progressive net-roots campaigning against the big boys on Wall Street.”
United for a Fair Economy
Since the ’90s, UFE has been “raising awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart.”
Defending democracy and resisting corporate power since 1971.
Local heroes, based on Vashon Island, bringing creativity and great visuals to empower citizen democracy.