Occupy Movement

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  • The Occupy Movement is a global social and economic movement opposed to inequality. Its goal is to make global power relations and economic structures more favorable to local underclasses. How this is accomplished varies greatly from one locale to another, and with the lack of an overarching hierarchy of leadership to direct activities in a top-down fashion, the movement is highly decentralized. Despite this diversity in approach to human problems, a major orienting principle is the claim that large corporations and the global financial system control the world in a way that disproportionately benefits a minority, the 1 percent. The movement fights back against this perceived consolidation of power over the democratic process by representing the interests of the majority 99 percent.

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