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Under the banner, "We are the 99%." Occupy has, for the last 7 months, attempted to exemplify the method and fervor of the populist movements of the Middle East that gave rise to 2011's "Arab Spring." With hopes that a more equitable economy might be achieved, occupy has set down encampments across the U.S. protesting an exploitive economy that has resulted in monetary inflation, a housing crisis, over a trillion dollars in student debt, and extensive job loss, all with limited government intervention.
Fiztgerald, Kevin, "Huey Long and Occupy Wall Street: Populist Protest in Eras of Economic Turmoil" (2012). African & African American Studies Senior Theses. 17.