Occupy Wall Street Protest Argumentative Essay by Carly Evans

Occupy Wall Street Protest

An essay on Occupy Wall Street and its associated movements.
# 149349 | 1,405 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper is an overview of the Occupy Wall Street movement: its genesis, expansion and eventual internal and external conflicts. It traces the movement from its Adbusters origins to its manifestation in over 50 cities across the United States and discusses its goals and message.

The Start of the Movement
Structuring an Unstructured Movement
Expansion & Controversy
Support of the Movement
Growing Violence against the Movement
Zuccotti Park Eviction
Future Plans

From the Paper:

"As tensions rose between protestors and police around the country, several eruptions of violence occurred. One of the most prominent took place at Occupy Oakland on October 25,2 011, when protestor Scott Olsen was struck in the head by a police-fired canister. The former marine was left with significant head injuries and was placed in critical care. Another famous incident occurred when a retired teacher, Dorli Rainey, was pepper sprayed in the face by police at Occupy Seattle. The 84-year-old woman's attack was photographed moments after, creating one of the most galvanizing images of the movement."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY Grossman, A. (2011, October 27). Protest's Money Problem. Wall Street Journal.
  • Harkinson, J. (2011, October 18). Occupy Protesters' One Demand: A New New Deal--Well, Maybe. Mother Jones.
  • Taibbi, M. (2011, November 22). UC Davis Pepper-Spray Incident Reveals Weakness Up Top. Rolling Stone.

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