I think it is always interesting to look at how far movements have come and what is happening now in relation to them. Since 2011 the occupy wall street movement has grown into something much more. Initially a sit in (or out) on Zuccotti park in New York it spread to over 80 countries and gained international coverage. Then there was the the re-occupation movement mentioned in class where on the 6 month anniversary of the protests people got back out onto the streets again. The word occupy has since been associated with many things and has been a title for various different social movements such as Occupy London and Occupy CNN (Bernie Sanders supporters campaigned against them not giving him coverage like other candidates).
When doing some research online I found a website from a group called Occupy Democrats that are interested in using the power of the occupy movement to initiate legislative change. On their ‘about us’ page they say
‘WE ADVOCATE FOR WORKING WITH DEMOCRATS, NOT THIRD PARTIES, TO FIGHT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY. WE LOVE, SUPPORT, RESPECT, AND ADMIRE PRES. OBAMA’
It will be intriguing to see how they develop when Obama is no longer POTUS.
They also post some interesting news articles, definitely a place to check for stuff covered less by mainstream media. For example here’s an article about Trump holding his first press conference ‘off the record’ which I didn’t hear anything about.