The Occupy Movement Explained.
The Occupy Movement Explained
Open Court Publishing Company
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Activist and Occupy movement participant Nicholas Smaligo presents The Occupy Movement Explained: From Corporate Control to Democracy, a straightforward, passionate account of the mass-movement that arose in the wake of financial malfeasance so great that it prompted a severe, world-spanning recession. Outraged by government bailouts of the very institutions that caused the implosion, demonstrators occupied Zuccotti Park in Manhattan's Wall Street financial district, among other prominent locations. As the occupy movement allegedly had no leaders, its goals were clouded by persistent myths perpetrated by the movement's opposition. The Occupy Movement Explained describes not only the aims and goals of a grassroots effort to halt America's transformation into a nation of "one dollar one vote", but also what it was like to participate, as well the movement's greatest failings and its lessons for the future. Highly recommended.