Summary of Occupy

Dissecting Occupy Wall Street

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The Occupy Wall Street Movement may be gone, but its call for social and economic justice still resonates.


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From September 17, 2011 – the first day activists moved into Zuccotti Park near Manhattan’s Wall Street – to November 15, 2011, when the New York City police cleared their encampment, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement commanded rapt public attention. OWS activists championed social and economic justice, sparking similar Occupy movements in 1,000 cities around the world. Journalist and activist Danny Schechter’s slim book provides a day-to-day report of the OWS movement’s encampment that puts you behind the scenes. With the cautionary note that Schechter is a participant and not an objective observer, getAbstract recommends his on-the-scene, impassioned account of fervent participatory democracy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement tried to achieve,
  • What took place during its occupation of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and
  • Why the Occupy movement matters but is unlikely to become a political factor.


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About the Author

The author of 14 books, veteran journalist and filmmaker, Emmy-Award winner Danny Schechter has produced or directed 30 documentaries and TV specials. He is the editor of, and writes daily blogs as News Dissector.

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