Occupy Together (organization/website) . . . an independent group of activists working to help people learn how to get involved in #occupy in whatever way they find meaningful.
Occupy Wall Street (organization/website) . . . a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to fight back against the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.
OccupyWallSt.org is the oldest and most trusted online resource for the Occupy Movement. We were founded on July 14th, 2011 when Justine Tunney organized a scrappy group of anarchists to take the initiative in organizing a call to action published by Micah White in Adbusters magazine.
Occupy.com (organization/website)…a new media channel that will amplify the voices of Occupy. We use media to call for social, economic and environmental justice. We seek to inspire resistance, engagement and the creation of the new world we imagine. – See more at: http://www.occupy.com/about#sthash.67fLuWC4.dpuf
Occupy Washington DC/Freedom Plaza (organization/website) began in early 2011 when dozens of activists from different parts of the United States came together to organize a people’s occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. Inspired by the Arab Spring and modeled after the Indignados Movement in Spain, we sought to transform the country into one that put human needs before corporate greed, by directly occupying public spaces. After several months of behind-the-scenes planning, we launched our original website (october2011.org) on June 4th, 2011, and called ourselves the October 2011 movement (following the naming tradition used in Spain). In our article, History is Knocking we wrote, “Now is the time to join together and unite our struggles in sustained acts of nonviolent resistance” and we called for “sustained and nonviolent mass resistance in Washington, D.C.” Many of the initial organizers produced a video that called for people to occupy the nation’s capital.
When Occupy Wall Street spread across the country that Fall, we changed our name to Occupy Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza to indicate that we were part of that movement. We had previously endorsed AdBusters’ call to action and also signed a statement of solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street organizers, U.S. Day of Rage. Many of our state and local coordinators in 36 states organized local occupations as part of the Movement.
In June, 2013 we launched our new website, PopularResistance.org, importing all the articles and posts from our original website and adding many more tools and resources for strengthening the movement.
OCCUPY: Why It Started. Who’s Behind It. What’s Next 2011 by the Staff of the Huffington Post (E-Book)
Occupied: You Are Invited 2011 Blog by Rev. Jeremy Nickel
Religious liberals and the Occupy movement (Blog) 2011 By the Rev. Dan Harper
We Will Continue to Aid and Abet Blog 2011 by Rev. James I. Ford
NY Occupy Mic Check Sermon 2011 by Rev. Ian White Maher (video)
Black Pastors Join Occupy Movement 2012 (photo news article)