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):