What is "Occupy Wall Street" ? -
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- Lesson plans -
- Videos
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(Updated on 22/11/2013)



What is "Occupy Wall Street" ?

  • ‘Occupy Wall Street,’ a primer (
    "It’s important to try and understand the movement on its own terms, rather than the terms most of us are used to. Here are five places to start..."



  • Protesters Against Wall Street - Editorial - 8 October 2011
    "At this point, protest is the message: income inequality is grinding down that middle class, increasing the ranks of the poor,
    and threatening to create a permanent underclass of able, willing but jobless people..." 


Events :

  • The resonance of Occupy - 24 November 2014
    "Activists from the Occupy movement held their latest campaign in London this weekend.
    The protest movement, now three years old, has global recognition. But how can its impact be measured?"


  • St Paul's protest: Occupy London camp evicted + VIDEO - 28 February 2012
    "Police and bailiffs have evicted anti-capitalist protesters and removed tents from the Occupy London camp at St Paul's Cathedral."


    Occupy London eviction: as it happened
    + 5 pictures
    "Live coverage as police moved in to clear protesters' tents from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, breaking up a camp which lasted more than 100 days."


  • 'Smoke bomb' thrown at White House during Occupy rally : TEXT + VIDEO - 18 January 2012
    "The US Secret Service is investigating after a suspected smoke bomb was thrown
    over the fence of the White House during a mass Occupy protest..."






  • 'Occupy London' start camp in Finsbury Square - 22 October 2011 - ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "Anti-capitalist protesters have started a second camp in London - as a demonstration outside St Paul's Cathedral entered its seventh day."



    "We are getting kicked out of our homes.
    We are forced to choose between groceries and rent.
    We are denied quality medical care.
    We are suffering from environmental pollution..."



  • OccupyWallStreet - October 2011
    "La résistance persévère au Liberty Square et dans le monde entier!"
    "Tens of Thousands Flood the Streets of Global Financial Centers, Capitol Cities and Small Towns to "Occupy Together"
    Against Wall Street Mid-Town Manhattan Jammed as Marches Converge in Times Square...
    Protests filled streets of financial districts from Berlin, to Athens, Auckland to Mumbai, Tokyo to Seoul.
    In the UK over 3,000 people attempted to occupy the London Stock Exchange..."

    + pictures + audio + videos

    From Tahrir Square to Times Square: Protests Erupt in Over 1,500 Cities Worldwide

Times Square





Pictures :




In pictures: Occupy Oakland leads protests in the US - 3 November 2011 - 8 photos



The wonkiest signs from Occupy Wall Street
- a slideshow



"A demonstrator wearing a V for Vendetta mask stands in front of the headquarters
of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt,
during a protest inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States."




"Les affiches des Indignés recouvrent des distributeurs de billets à Londres, près de la cathédrale Saint-Paul
où sont installés environ 250 manifestants depuis la manifestation mondiale du 15 octobre (2011)."





Posters :


Questions :

  • V for Vendetta masks: Who's behind them?
    "The sinister Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the film V for Vendetta has become an emblem for anti-establishment protest groups.
    Who's behind them?...
    The masks are from the 2006 film V for Vendetta where one is worn by an enigmatic lone anarchist who, in the graphic novel on which it is based,
    uses Fawkes as a role model in his quest to end the rule of a fictional fascist party in the UK...
    The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny..."



Lesson plans :

  • Moving the Movement: Analyzing the Future of Occupy Wall Street - November 15, 2011 - a lesson plan
    "Overview | What is the current status of the Occupy Wall Street movement? What effects has it had so far, and where is it going from here?
    In this lesson, students react to current news, read an Opinion piece about its role in history, and do an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the movement to make predictions about its future."




Cartoons :



Occupy Wall Street - Cartoons - 2012



The Troops and Occupy Wall Street
- November 1st, 2011

Cartoon + Article


Occupy protests - Cartoons


Cartoon: St Paul's Protest
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Express 
relates to the 'Occupy London' anti-capitalist protest
that has closed St Paul’s Cathedral..."




We are the 99% - Cartoons



Occupy Wall Street - Cartoons



Videos :

  • Scuffles at Occupy Wall St protest - 1 January 2012
    "New York was the scene of scuffles on New Year's Eve as dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested.
    The demonstrators occupied a park where protests were held last year.
    At least one person was accused of assaulting a police officer.
    Paul Cusiac reports."


Songs :