Friday, October 15, 2021

Marianne Williamson on the Tenth Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

Last month (September 17 to be exact) saw the 10th anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street, a protest movement against economic inequality that began in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district. It gave rise to the wider Occupy movement in the United States and around the world.

In marking this anniversary, Julianna Forlano of Act.TV interviewed author, activist, and former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, who ten years ago participated in Occupy Los Angeles, part of the wider Occupy movement.

As well as sharing her insights on the significance of the Occupy movement, Marianne also talks more broadly about the spiritual and moral nature of social justice movements. It’s a 13-minute interview that’s well-worth watching.

Related Off-site Links:
Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street – Jonathan Smucker (The Intercept, September 17, 2021).
Occupy Wall Street Changed Everything: Ten Years Later, the Legacy of Zuccotti Park Has Never Been Clearer – Astra Taylor and Jonathan Smucker (New York Magazine, September 17, 2021).
“Another World Is Possible”: How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics and Kicked Off a New Era of ProtestDemocracy Now! (September 17, 2021).
The Real Story of Occupy Wall Street Is What’s Happened Since – Nathan Schneider (Rolling Stone, September 17, 2021).
Occupy Wall Street Trained a Generation in Class War – Nathan Schneider (Rolling Stone, September 17, 2021).
Thinking About Art on the 10th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – Noah Fischer (Hyperallergic, September 17, 2021).

UPDATE: 10 Years After Occupy Wall Street, Its Legacy Remains Strong – Arun Gupta (Yes!, October 20, 2021).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Christopher Hedges: Quote of the Day – October 1, 2011
Rocking the Cradle of Power
Jason Easley: Quote of the Day – October 2, 2011
Something to Think About – November 30, 2011
A Song and Challenge for 2012
Threshold Musings

And from the archives of The Progressive Catholic Voice, see:
Reflections on Occupy Minneapolis – Mary Lynn Murphy (February 20, 2012).
Occupy Minneapolis: Spring Remembrances – Mary Lynn Murphy (February 29, 2012).

Opening image: Tracie Williams.

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