OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT
A presentation for ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE
09 NOVEMBER 2011
Adela Pérez del Viso
WHAT O.W.S. IS:
O.W.S. Is a leaderless resistance movement
With people of many colors, genders and
They say they are the 99 % that will no longer
tolareate the greed and corruption of the 1 %
They fight for dignity against neoliberal
displacement “from East Harlem to Chiapas and
They fight against house seizures due to
WHAT ARE O.W.S. TACTICS?
Use of “Arab Spring Tactic”
Encourage the use of nonviolence
Maximize the safety of all participants
They create “general Assemblies”
everywhere (“in e.backyard, on e. street
They receive donations and pass them to the
“disenfranchised by our society”.
MANIFESTATIONS OF THE O.W.S.:
Worlwide movement: Manifestations in
Madrid, London, France, and even Japan.
In E.U.: “Occupy” everything: Occupy
Edmonton; Occupy Dallas; “Occupy El
Bario”; Occupy Mosier (very little town in
Oregon with no more than 430 inhab.) There is a global arising also in
Tunisia, Iran, Egypt.
They say : 1500 cities with the “occupy” mov.
SOME IDEAS FROM THE O.W.S. MOVEMENT:
They say e.o. has the right to occupy space
We should empower real people to create
real change from the botton up
We do not need polititians to build a better
Woman and Homosexuals: part of the
movement devotes to fight harassment
ORGANS OF THE O.W.S. MOV:
They say they do not have hierarchy or
“Spokes Council”: Moment to discuss ideas.
Local elected officials and leaders from every
Partic.of labor union representatives and
Plus : Volunteers.
ACTIONS TAKEN BY O.W.S. MOV. MEMBERS:
Occupying public space, commencing at
LIBERTY SQUARE, in Manhattan´s Finantial
Building tents/ Encouraging donations of
food and clothes/ distributing clothes.
Guerrilla Gardening: occupat.of ill-used land
to support communities and eco-system.
MARCHs from N.Y. to the WhiteHouse.
Discussion about tax-cuts (they say
t.c.benefit only to the richest 1 % ).
Association with “PEOPLE OF COLOUR
WORKING GROUP” (immigrants, workingclass members, Spanish working
group, Labor outreach Committee and The
Anti Racism Allies Group; Movement of
JUSTICE IN EL BARRIO (immigrant and
people of color-led , grassroots community
organization that fighgniy) .
U.S. Army Veterans
Marine Veterans (one Marin, Scott
Olsen, was injured by a Police bullet).
Cornel West. (phylosopher)