Was the Occupy Movement effective in accomplishing its goals? Why or why not? Support your claims with evidence.

Was the Occupy Movement effective in accomplishing its goals? Why or why not? Support your claims with evidence.

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TOPIC : Occupy Wall Street (the Occupy Movement)

Basic background: Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zucati Park located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district. The Canadian, anti-consumerist, pro-environment group/magazine, Adbusters initiated the call for a protest. The ensuing series of events helped lead to media awareness that inspired Occupy protests and movements around the world. The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, We are the 99%, refers to income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population

Guidelines:

1.    You must choose ONE research topic from the list below.
2.    Once you choose a topic you should to read both articles provided.
3.    You MUST then find one article ON YOUR OWN by researching the SFU database for journal articles.
4.    ALL THREE research articles must be used in your essay at least once.
5.    Once you’ve read the research articles, you are required to choose ONE research question to focus your essay.

Guidelines continued:

1.    Essay length: 800-1000 words. You MUST meet this requirement of fail the assignment.
2.    Essay format: double-spaced in MLA or APA format. IMPORTANT: You MUST meet this requirement of fail the assignment.
3.    Include an academic summary of all three research articles and a  “Works Consulted” page.

*Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in a failing grade.

RESEARCH ESSAY TOPICS (choose ONE topic)

TOPIC : Occupy Wall Street (the Occupy Movement)

Basic background: Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in  Zucati Park located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district. The Canadian, anti-consumerist, pro-environment group/magazine, Adbusters initiated the call for a protest. The ensuing series of events helped lead to media awareness that inspired Occupy protests and movements around the world. The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector. The OWS slogan, We are the 99%, refers to income inequality and wealth distribution in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population (WIKI).

Research questions (choose one)

1.    Was the Occupy Movement effective in accomplishing its goals? Why or why not? Support your claims with evidence.
2.    How does the Occupy Movement fit with other protest movements in the past? Provide a comparison between the Occupy Movement and other protest movements.

Resources (summarize all three and USE all three in your essay)

1.    “Pre-Occupied: the origins and future of Occupy Wall Street” by Mattahias Schwarts.[www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/11/28/111128fa_fact_schwartz?currentPage=all]
2.    “Occupy Wall Street and the Political Economy” by Arindrajit Dure and Ethan Kaplan. [http://people.umass.edu/adube/DubeKaplan_EV_OWS_2012.pdf]
3.    FIND YOUR OWN!

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