19 Oct '11, 4pm

Tell us how to Occupy Grist via @grist

Tell us how to Occupy Grist via @grist

Photo: Gilad Lotan The summons to "Occupy Wall Street" first issued from a little magazine called Adbusters that specializes in "culture jamming" and Situationist prankery. So you could say the movement started as a media phenomenon. But you'd be wrong. The people who have taken the phrase from Adbusters and run with it, such that there are now Occupy offspring across the U.S. and around the world, aren't playing media games. They're expressing profound dissent from a global financial system that has failed humanity, and they're trying to kindle hope in the possibility of peaceful change. No, Occupy Wall Street didn't start as a media phenomenon -- but it has certainly become one. Where once it was ignored by the press, today it's being amplified by the media and processed by our manic news cycle. Hey, look -- the backlash has already begun! Here at Grist, we don't want to...

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