¿Por Qué Occupy? is a project that serves as a strategy for Spanish speaking people to further open up discussion around the Occupy Movement. Being that the vast majority of Spanish speaking people reside within the Americas and Europe, this project is intended to work within that context. It is also working within the context that the Occupy Movement, while still very much in its infancy, has now transformed itself into an international movement. To many, the Occupy Movement is currently seen as a great opportunity for bridging long existing social and political movements further together and for building solidarity amongst them.
The Occupy Movement is seen as functioning as a open source, anyone and everyone that is a part of the 99% has the capability and right to occupy Occupy. This open source trait so central to the movement allows for individuals, groups, and communities alike to actively link together the web that is at the root of so many global, state, and local injustices, to protest, and to change the situations while engaging in an ever-changing organic transformation within the movement itself.
This project falls within that process, in hopes to educate, enrichen dialogue, and perhaps even further prompt the participation of Spanish speaking communities within the movement. This project aims to build and strengthen these potential bridges. And so it is asked, Why Occupy? Why support the movement, and/or why become a part of it? All are invited to participate, to interpret the question as they wish within the aforementioned contexts, to reflect, and to hopefully contribute to the discussion.
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