What Lies Ahead For Occupy Wall Street? [Video]

On Sunday, the Occupy Wall Street movement marked its 3 month anniversary with marches, teach-ins, and demonstrations. In just 90 days, what began as a small group of protesters sleeping in a New York City park has grown into an international grassroots movement.

Although several prominent OWS encampments have been suspiciously evicted from their public parks and plazas, the movement continues to gather steam via the internet. Several occupations have taken advantage of loopholes in ordinances used to deny them the First Amendment Right of peaceful assembly by inhabiting the parks by day, and moving to the public sidewalks at night.

But as many have already figured out, the encampments are merely a public display of this people’s movement. The real revolution is taking place in the hearts and minds of the millions of Americans who make up the disenfranchised 99%. As the popular OWS statment goes, “You cannot evict an idea who’s time has come.” The Occupy Wall Street movement is growing stronger, and the 1% is right to be terrified.

Shot in NYC, Oakland, and Cincinnati, this short film explores the state of the OWS protests now that local governments have removed permanent encampments, and asks what the future will be for this still-young nationwide movement.

This video was produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews), Erick Stoll (camera), and Liz Cambron of New Left Media. Please consider making a holiday contribution to sustain their mission of documenting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Image Credit: Flickr – qwrrty

22 comments

Michael C.
Michael C4 years ago

Continued From Below:

My job is to feed all the occupiers, after all, an Occupation marches on its stomach. I also prepare and provide printed info packets, which are pass out to the public. Rod as for your words about unwashed kids, I guess that I am one of those...only difference is...I am in my 60's and my work with the Movement cost me money with each passing day, god I love it.

Michael C.
Michael C4 years ago

Beth, you are such a fine revolutionary, an inspiration for so many, and the most important point...you have helped so many people to realize their VOICE. My Thanks to You!

As Miss M, "I can't believe how many groups have branched out from OWS! UNBELIEVABLE!"

Beth, you have been such an instrument of change, enlightenment, of hope.

Occupy Tucson was evicted from the Veinte de Agosto Park, now we occupy the sidewalk. Its is a day by day process, it will prove to be a long struggle. We do so to protect the rights of all Americans, and to preserve the Republic.

We are preparing another campaign, Occupy Public Lands, to use historical events to prove that we have the right to participate in our city events, through a Peace Occupation and to be allowed to help others to come to a place where they once again realize their voice.

December 28th We held a solidarity event in support of possible loss of 400 (union) jobs, US Postal Employees of Tucson, after all, they are among the 99%.

January 14th will be a day where we will once again occupy Armory Park, our original occupy site. On that day, we will be feeding a South-West dinner to 400-500 people. There will be speakers, a few bands, we will also have a food bank setup on site, to help local people who have been over the course of the past years, so negatively effected.

My job is to feed all the occupiers, after all, an Occupation marches on its stomach. I also prepare and provide printed info packets, which ar

Diane F.
Diane F4 years ago

I just wish the regular network TV stations would cover this. Even MSNBC cable isn't covering it as much as it did in the beginning. They all concentrate on the Republican candidate nominees which, for the most part is getting redundant & boring. They don't focus enough on working class people except through their own paid-for mouthpieces & wealthy dem senators to speak for us. They need to talk to, Us, the real people who Are the news. Republican new is a bore, OWS is far from boring.

Stanley Balgobin
Stanley R4 years ago

OWS will make the voices of the 99% felt in 2012. The Ruling Corporations are becoming scared, just as any guilty criminal knows he is doing wrong. When the returning troops trained in armed combat find themselves homeless, jobless and rejected, they will join the OWS, then we have some real protests to strengthen the people's uprising.

Stanley Balgobin
Stanley R4 years ago

OWS will make the voices of the 99% felt in 2012. The Ruling Corporations are becoming scared, just as any guilty criminal knows he is doing wrong. When the returning troops trained in armed combat find themselves homeless, jobless and rejected, they will join the OWS, then we have some real protests to strengthen the people's uprising.

Stanley Balgobin
Stanley R4 years ago

OWS will make the voices of the 99% felt in 2012. The Ruling Corporations are becoming scared, just as any guilty criminal knows he is doing wrong. When the returning troops trained in armed combat find themselves homeless, jobless and rejected, they will join the OWS, then we have some real protests to strengthen the people's uprising.

Claudia O.
Claudia O4 years ago

I am also a bit old to be on the streets with the Occupy Movement, but each of us can do something to be part of the action. Look around you and see what is needed. Take action when you see a need. Speak out. Keep the idea alive. We don't all have to be marching in the street, but we can support those who do.

maryam petersson
maryam p4 years ago

i have always been thankful of past generations who stood up and spoke up for our rights! and now i'm proud of these young and the new generation, who sees light in a different shade! more power to you!

Debbie W.
Past Member 4 years ago

Make that WHEAT FROM CHAFF, sorry.

Debbie W.
Past Member 4 years ago

Separate the wheat from the shaft, define your Mission Statement, elect a credible leader to speak for "the movement", shore up solidarity causes, then continue your effort ... or disban and go home. This semi-organized chaos is further depleting our planet without accomplishing much more than awareness which peaked awhile ago.