OWS

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OWS

  1. Occupy Wall Street: a protest movement that began in 2011 in New York City's Wall Street financial district, primarily opposing social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the influence of corporations on government.
    • 2011, "Media Shill For OWS", Investor's Business Daily 10/18/2011, page A10:
      In one of the OWS emails, liberal writer Matt Taibbi encouraged protesters to come up with some demands.
    • 2011, Holdenby, in "Readers React", New York Times, 11/16/2011, page A31:
      OWS has contributed more to our politics than anything else in the last 40 years. Americans are becoming aware of just how unequal and undemocratic this country is and for that OWS has to be shut up.
    • 2012, Emily Welty, Matthew Bolton, Meghana Nayak, Occupying Political Science:
      This debate was important because the OWS Antiwar Working Group brought it up when acknowledging a similar conversation []
    • 2012, Danny Schechter, Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street, page 132:
      An OWS afternoon march ends not at Wall Street but at a rally by postal workers protesting against a five-day delivery week.
    • 2013, "Distracted Americans unruffled by OWS", Real Estate Weekly 58(48), 09/18/2013, page A18:
      The OWS movement splintered after Mayor Michael Bloomberg had police raid Zuccotti Park and it has been unable to articulate a clear message since.

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