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Voices from the 99 Percent: An Oral History of the Occupy Wall Street Movement Paperback – November 4, 2011
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It adds, "The OWS movement has irreversibly changed the American political landscape. Although critics from both political parties labeled them as 'vague' and 'lacking a clear program,' and asked each other, somewhat baffled, 'what do the protesters want?' the goals of the movement resonated with a nation that had seen thirty years of class warfare from the rich, without any effective response from anyone in government... the underlying framework was clear. We are the 99%, they are the 1%, our interests are not the same---it's time our interests were defended." (Pg. 7)
One article notes, "The people coming to Wall Street September 17 come for a variety of reasons, but what unites them all is the opposition to the principle that has come to dominate not only our economic lives but our entire lives: profit over and above all else." (Pg. 19)
One participant noted,"And people honked approval at us. And they honked, and honked, and honked. A few people shouted as us to 'get a job!' and 'move to China!' but I could barely hear them over the honking." (Pg. 250)
This is a fascinating and insightful portrait of the Occupy movement, "as it occurs."
of the Occupation Movement. I have had my copy autographed. Myself,
I am about to release 'After the Acopalypse and Occupation Event,
my pen name: Annec..., and I have moved to St. Petersburg, Florida.