Occupy Wall Street Hits Oakland on Monday

This Monday, activists in Oakland will hold their own iteration of Occupy Wall Street, a series of demonstrations that have rocked the US since September 17. Originally generated by the Canadian group Adbusters, these protests draw inspiration from the Arab Spring, the Spanish revolution, and other current social movements launched from digital platforms. The protesters’ concerns are admittedly pretty abstract (they’re mostly deriding the vast economic disparities between social classes) but they’ve amassed enough concrete arguments to get a lot of people on board. After all, it’s not just anarchists who rankle at California’s twelve percent unemployment rate.

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