Tracking the Occupy movement in Seattle and around the globe

Whether it's Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Seattle, Occupy Vancouver, or any of the other Occupy protests around the Northwest and the world -- they are each one moon of many orbiting what appears to be a rapidly growing constellation of moral outrage. We've got our radar out, following the flow of information. - Curated by Robin Cedar

The movement “Occupy Wall Street” clearly has gone global, even as many in the movement — and, to some extent, the mainstream media — struggle to clearly define its mission and message. As organizers told USA Today, public demonstrations allow for lots of freedom of expression.

So it can be dangerous to try to define the now-global “Occupy” movement. It doesn’t seem to just be about Wall Street anymore. Is it political, or more accurately a rejection of politics? Will this be the Western World’s Arab Spring (leading to dramatic change across many countries)? Or more limited in its impact, like the Seattle WTO protests of 1999?

Nobody knows. Here at Humanosphere, we keep a daily watch on efforts to fight global inequity, poverty, injustice and the diseases of the poor. Whether it’s Occupy Seattle, Occupy Vancouver, or any of the smaller Occupy protests — they are each one moon of many orbiting what appears to be a rapidly growing constellation of moral outrage. We’ve got our telescopes out (using the “Storify” tool below to follow what others are saying):

 

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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at]humanosphere.org or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately NPR sees fit to fire opera programmer Lisa Simone b/c of her Occupy involvement. Cokie Roberts can do whatever she wants, no problem. But blacklisting and punishment for having a non-corporate POV on your own time.

    Then no $$ for NPR or its affiliates. Sorry, KPLU.