Declaration of the Occupation of New York City (2011)

2011-Present, Authority, Consciousness Raising, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Occupation, Privatization, Subjectives of Refusal, Subjects Redefined, Tactics of Disruption, The Bourgeoisie, Urban Spaces

During the aftermath of the Great Recession, between September 17 and November 15, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement occurred in opposition to economic inequality, corporate greed, money in politics, and big finance. This document was drafted by the Call to Action Working Group and ratified by the New York City General Assembly on September 29, 2011. The piece explained who the occupiers were and why they were taking up public space. A list of grievances are included in the document as well as a call to action for all communities to take action to assert their power.

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