The Occupy movement is an international protest movement which is primarily directed against economic and social inequality.
A quote from Glenn Greenwald in Salon.com on September 28, 2011 is revealing: "Does anyone really not know what the basic message is of this protest: that Wall Street is oozing corruption and criminality and its unrestrained political power — in the form of crony capitalism and ownership of political institutions — is destroying financial security for everyone else?"
 Coordinated crackdown
Wonkette and Washingtonsblog.com reported that the Mayor of Oakland acknowledged that the Department of Homeland Security had participated in an 18-city mayor conference call advising mayors on "how to suppress" Occupy protests.
After a number of high profile evictions the Occupy movement is now promoting dozens of smaller actions, such as picketing the president in New York and staging sit-ins at homes marked for foreclosure.
 Evolution of the Occupy Movement in 2012
Here are some ways the Occupy movement is trying to evolve:
 OCCUPY THE ELECTION
Many in the Occupy movement specifically reject electoral politics. Relationships with labor unions have been a mixed bag.
New Hampshire campaign events have been a target of small groups of protesters.
 OCCUPY THE ECONOMY
Occupy ran a campaign urging consumers to move their money from the commercial banks to not-for-profit credit unions.
Occupy San Francisco is planning a big demonstration in that city's Financial District on Jan 20.
Some groups of protesters are trying to come up with alternative banking systems.
Others are pushing for legislation:
- Glass-Steagall Act
- Volcker Rule
On the West Coast, demonstrators have twice picketed at ports.
In January of 2012 George Soros predicted riots on the streets of America that will lead to a brutal clampdown that will dramatically curtail civil liberties.
 OCCUPY HOUSING
In December protesters launched Occupy Our Homes.
Occupy Atlanta says it forced JPMorgan Chase to offer more generous terms.
Just before New Year's Eve, police arrested squatters in an Oakland home they were holding.
 OCCUPY CYBERSPACE
The Occupy movement has been driven by social media.
The group rolled out StudioOccupy.org.
Occupydream.org aims to collect a million "statements of dreams" in advance of a march on Washington timed for Martin Luther King's birthday on January 16.
Some protesters have also begun to use "Vibe"
The use of such technology enables the movement to mobilize and organize efficiently without a top-down hierarchy.
 OCCUPY REAL SPACE
Police have raided the big metropolitan camps.
Occupy DC camp in Washington's McPherson Square
Occupy Wall Street is renting office space in lower Manhattan.
Occupy Atlanta is in the top floor of a homeless shelter.
Questions about physical space have stimulated a debate within the movement.
 OCCUPY CULTURE
- "We are the 99 percent"
- "Whose streets? Our streets"
- "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out"
By welcoming everyone, eschewing hierarchy, and allowing a voice to whoever shows up, the Occupy movement hopes to set an example for the rest of society.
- Victories on Occupy.net
- Flickr pool
- List_of_Occupy_movement_protest_locations on Wikipedia
- List_of_Occupy_movement_protest_locations_in_the_United_States on Wikipedia.
- List_of_Occupy_movement_protest_locations_in_California on Wikipedia.
 The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
- Occupy Encyclopedia
- Global Sites
- Occupy Wall Street
- Occupied Wall Street Journal
- The Global Square
- Global Spring
- Organized action Event
- THE NEW COMMON SENSE
- The 99% Movement
 Related Web Sites
- Occupy movement on Wikipedia.
- Timeline of Occupy Wall Street on Wikipedia.
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