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Occupy Wall Street: Overview, Scope & Background

OCCUPY O OVERVIEW What is it? Now a global movement, the OWS is an ongoing demonstration protesting against the difference in wealth between the top 1% of earners and the other citizens of the United States, as well as social and economic inequality, corporate influence in politics, and corporate greed. WALL STREET OwS is the ongoing protest demanding the separation of money from politics after the Global Financial Crisis. Occupy Wall Street location When did it start? 17 September 17, 2011 A (Planned) a Dep 150 Greenwich Street Where did it start? Zuccotti Park in the financial district of New York City. **.. Equitable Life Bldg Singer Bldg Tribute WTC OCCUPY WALL STREET 2 SCOPE McDonald's Zuccotti Bank of America Where is it happening? By October 9, 70 US cities had or still have demonstrations, while internationally, other "Occupy" protests have started worldwide, with over 2,000 cities now listing meet-ups. HIGH SCHOOL Park IR ECONOMICS & FINANCE 70 Downtown Cella Hull Trading a iect For therapy October 15: Global Protest Day Global demonstrations held Banco Ponla New York City, United States in over 950 cities to coincide with the 5 month anniversary of the first protests held in Spain. • September 17, 2011 • 10,000 demonstrators Wa M • 70 arrested Madrid, Spain • October 15, 2011 Berlin, Germany Rome, Italy Vancouver, Canada • October 15, 2011 • October 15, 2011 • October 15. 2011 • 500,000 demonstrators • 10,000 demonstrators • 300,000 demonstrators • 4,000 demonstrators • Unknown injured Unknown injured • 135 injured • 0 injured • Unknown arrested • Unknown arrested • 12 arrested • 0 arrested Mexico City, Mexico Grahamstown, South Africa Zhengzhou, China Melbourne, Australia • October 15. 2011 • October 15, 2011 • October 6, 2011 • Several hundred demonstrators • Unknown injured • Unknown arrested • October 15, 2011 • 400 demonstrators • 500 demonstrators • Unknown injured • 200 demonstrators • 20 injured • 100 arrested • 0 injured • Unknown arrested • 0 arrested 3 THE BACKGROUND Today, the average American works 80% more than 30 years ago for only 7% more pay. Meanwhile, the average CEO earns 263 times that of the average worker, +80% America's 10 largest employment fields account for 20% of the workforce. Most of these fields pay well below the mean wage. Mean wage comparison 20% Mean Wage in 2010 for all jobs $21.35 Mean Wage of the 20% $9.99 The history of wealth distribution The relationship between wage and productivity +8% Productivity Compensation Wage +7% 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s Wages and overall compensation Economic disparity is the driving issue behind the movement, with 99% of the population feeling the financial strain of everyday living while the 1% get wealthier. 79% 71% 68% 81% 4 OCCUPY PROTESTS 100% believe things in the US have gotten seriously off track. believe the believe that believe the gap between rich and poor responsible for in the US is too large. The Occupy demonstrations are a call-to-action against global issues: executives rich should pay more the GFC should be prosecuted. taxes. 80% KA Economic Inequality Corporate Greed Corporate Influence 60% E illa Social Inequality Human Rights 2$ Money in Politics 40% E Bank Bailouts Legal Repercussions for GFC Instigators Corruption 20% MON PACHAMO IL DEBITO WE ARE THE 99% 5 ACHIEVEMENTS OWS FOR A BETTER WORLD! 抗議 Global. On October 15th 'Occupy protests were held in over 950 cities across the world. Diversity. Individuals of all ages, races, sex, religious and political backgrounds have joined the movement. JOBS, JUSTECE, AND EDUCATION Heartland. Over 70 US cities have hosted demonstrations, including many in middle America. Conversation. This mass global reaction has shifted national dialogue, and become a cultural phenomenon. 6 IN THE MEDIA Protest demands have met with both failure and criticism by individuals in the media. SOCIAL STATISTICS The proposed list of demands for OCCUPY DEMANDS What's happening? the US Congress @OccupyWallSt Liberty Plaza, NYC --> 1. Reinstate the separation between investment banking and commercial banking, and reinstate the prohibition of conflict of interest. 4,769 443 92,354 2,152 Tweets Following Followers Listed 2. Use Congressional oversight to ensure the investigation and prosecution of executives responsible for the Global Financial Crisis. Trends #occupywallstreet, #ows, #occupywallst #OccupyLSX, #0ccupyLondon, #olsx, #OccupyMARINES, #0pWallStreet, #0ccupyChi, #Solidarity, #0ccupy0akland 3. Remove the legislation that allows unlimited corporate funding in elections. 4. Pass new rules on taxation that closes corporate loop holes and prohibits off shore accounts. O Like Occupy Wall St. 5. Revamp the Securities and Exchange Commission and ensure staff protect the integrity of the marketplace for both citizens and investors. 272,417 like this #30CCUPYWALLSTI 6. Pass new laws to limit the influence of lobbyists and their legislation. 135,699 talking about this 7. Update Revolving Door Legislation to eliminate regulators being employed by clients and corporations they worked with previously. We are the 99 percent on tumbl. 8. Eliminate the Personhood legal status of corporations. 163 pages on tumblr Numbers current as of 10/26/2011 Criticisms from the press • Noble, but fractured movement • "Ambassadors" are inappropriately dressed and can't be taken seriously EVEN IF THE WORLD WERE TO END TOMORROW I'D STILL PLANT A • No large-scale civil agitation • No demand for particular immediate action • Opportunistic protest against everything from removing the combustion engine to just 'creating a spectacle' • Lack of cohesion and an apparent wish to pantomime progressivism rather than practice it knowledgably TREE TODAY Why Occupy Wall Street will fail Five reasons why the some think the protests won't change a thing In the wrong place No Bad Money talks We'll all agenda weather soon forget Information Provided By: °MBA Sources:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,; Norkforce ()

Occupy Wall Street: Overview, Scope & Background

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