Occupy Wall Street: Confluence
This is a wide edit in tribute to Occupy Wall Street that spans the first two months of the movement as it unfolded in New York City around the Zuccotti Park encampment. There is a tight edit here and a gallery of portraits of the protesters inside their homemade sleeping shelters here.
Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to fight back against the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.