New York Times | Monday Sept 17, 2012 :: Protesters gathered in the financial district early on Monday morning — the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement — assembling at various spots near the New York Stock Exchange. About 200 people had gathered early Monday at Zuccotti Park, which protesters took over last year and used as an encampment.
A report by Colin Moynihan, cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com
CNN | Sept 17 in 2011: Occupy Wall Street begins :: On September 17, 2011, crowds inspired by the Arab Spring gathered in Manhattan to protest the symbol of Wall Street.
One year ago, 2011:
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CNN | Occupy fizzled, but made 99% a force :: It's been a year since the Occupy Wall Street movement sprang up. Since then, it has fizzled, but this does not mean that the underlying issues that gave rise to the protests have gone away.
[Stephen Zunes:] These concerns still impact 99% of Americans. Even if Occupy protests have petered out, the movement has affected the political narrative in our country.
Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, is an editor of "Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Perspective."
Huffington Post | Joseph A. Palermo: Occupy Wall Street: A Year Later :: Occupy Wall Street caught the imagination of people across the country who picked up on the Twitter feeds and Facebook posts, like in Tunisia and Egypt the previous spring, to construct their own occupations of town squares and parks. For a moment the action in Zuccotti Park succeeded in opening up a space for a substantive national conversation about income and wealth inequality, the power of corporations over our society, and the crying need for basic fairness for "the 99 percent."
Joseph A. Palermo is Associate professor, historian, and author.
AP, Washington Post | Occupy Wall Street is in disarray, spirit of revolt lives on :: To say whether Occupy was a success or a failure depends on how you define it. Occupy is a network. Occupy is a metaphor. Occupy is still alive. Occupy is dead. Occupy is the spirit of revolution, a lost cause, a dream deferred. “I would say that Occupy today is a brand that represents movements for social and economic justice,” says Jason Amadi.