Occupy Wall Street: a (r)evolution in democracy and consciousness.
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Published on Mar 1, 2012
A Day in the Life of Occupy Wall Street: a (r)evolution in democracy and consciousness- Winner: BEST TECH AWARD at THE PEOPLE'S FILM FESTIVAL,NYC,5/20012. Tthis film is an Intimate portrayal of daily life,creative activities, & citizen activists of all ages & backgrounds expressing different concerns & grievances but united in their determination to change the broken political, economic, & social system that fails to meet the needs of the 99%.
Filmed mid-Oct.2011 in Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park)
Shot on an iphone4,
We hope this 12 min educational documentary, will help raise awareness and provoke meaningful conversation. OWSvideoproject will donate a DVD for educational use upon request.
With Appreciation to all the concerned citizen and activists who appear in the film and helped to tell this OCCUPY story.
Camera(iPhone4): Barbara Green
Editor: Catherine Hollander
Contact us at: OWSvideoproject@gmai.com
A Day in the Life of Occupy Wall Street:a (r)evolution in democracy, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Please do not alter the content, but feel free to embed it or contact OWSvideoproject@gmai.com
NOVEMBER 15, 2011, 1:36 a.m. EST
You can't evict an idea whose time has come.
"A massive police force is presently evicting Liberty Square, home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months and birthplace of the 99% movement that has spread across the country.
The raid started just after 1:00am. Supporters and allies are mobilizing throughout the city, presently converging at Foley Square. Supporters are also planning public actions for the coming days, including occupation actions.
Two months ago a few hundred New Yorkers set up an encampment at the doorstep of Wall Street. Since then, Occupy Wall Street has become a national and even international symbol — with similarly styled occupations popping up in cities and towns across America and around the world. The Occupy movement was inspired by similiar occupations and uprisings such as those during Arab Spring, and in Spain, Greece, Italy, France, and the UK.
A growing popular movement has significantly altered the national narrative about our economy, our democracy, and our future. Americans are talking about the consolidation of wealth and power in our society, and the stranglehold that the top 1% have over our political system. More and more Americans are seeing the crises of our economy and our democracy as systemic problems, that require collective action to remedy. More and more Americans are identifying as part of the 99%, and saying "enough!"
This burgeoning movement is more than a protest, more than an occupation, and more than any tactic. The "us" in the movement is far broader than those who are able to participate in physical occupation. The movement is everyone who sends supplies, everyone who talks to their friends and families about the underlying issues, everyone who takes some form of action to get involved in this civic process.
This moment is nothing short of America rediscovering the strength we hold when we come together as citizens to take action to address crises that impact us all.
Such a movement cannot be evicted. Some politicians may physically remove us from public spaces — our spaces — and, physically, they may succeed. But we are engaged in a battle over ideas. Our idea is that our political structures should serve us, the people — all of us, not just those who have amassed great wealth and power. We believe that is a highly popular idea, and that is why
"You cannot evict an idea whose time has come."
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