By Sudarshan Balakrishnan, Patricia Maina, Dante Michael, Nikhil Nandigam, Andrew Golicz
The Occupy Movement has evolved as a socio-political movement. It has gripped the United States with a sense of reality and profound knowledge of the existent injustices by both the Federal government and the wealthiest one percent of Americans. The Occupy Movement began on Wall Street in New York City protesting against the social and economic inequality, high unemployment and greed, as well as corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government (Bell). It served as a voice for thousands of Americans seeking social justice and reflected on the great movements of the past such as the 1930’s sit-down strikes in Flint, Michigan to the 1960’s lunch-counter sit-ins to the occupation of Alcatraz by Native American activists in 1969.