OSA Joins a Rally & March in Support of "Occupy Wall Street" - October 5, 2011

On October 5, 2011, OSA joined a rally and march that drew between 15,000 and 20,000 people in support of "Occupy Wall Street." Since mid-September, hundreds - and at times thousands - of mostly young people have camped out in Zuccotti Park near the World Trade Center site, renamed Liberty Square by the protestors. They have been peaceful and they have called attention to a range of concerns that the labor movement and OSA are also concerned about - the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, the growth of unbridled corporate power, the way Wall Street and the banks got bailed out while those victimized by the predatory practices of the mortgage crisis have been left to fend for themselves, and the attacks on the right to organize.

They describe themselves as a "leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%."

Hundreds of occupations in support of "Occupy Wall Street" have sprung up around the country and the world.

You can see more about the occupation at the Occupy Wall Street website. and you can see pictures of the October 5 march taken by OSA media director Rob Spencer below. (The final two photos were taken by OSA board member Stephen Parker.):