A year after it was last relevant, Occupy Wall Street continues to make headlines. Whether it’s the incarceration of journalists, or Twitter’s supposedly gutless caving into those asking for information on users who expect to be protected, or just a look back on the proceedings as they were, OWS is everywhere and nowhere all at once.
Bill Maher identified it as an important movement, but one that needs mobilization. He’s not wrong. The Tea Party was called crazy once. Now, they’re a political force. And, whether you still think they’re crazy or not, they do have an element of ambition and organization that OWS has sorely lacked.
The BBC decided to look back on OWS today – the one-year anniversary of the “event” – from the always-entertaining British viewpoint. Enjoy.