Many political and social change organizations have been formed over the years to protest against a multitude of issues such as social and economic inequality and corporate greed. Two of the most notable organizations are “Occupy Wall Street” and “The Tea Party”. Although the two parties were both created to attempt to create a change in some of the laws our government has passed, the two organizations are on complete different ends of the spectrum on their beliefs relating to the government.
“Occupy Wall Street” is a series of demonstrations which began on September 17, 2011 that take place at Zuccotti Park in New York City. This organization came about after an anti-consumerist magazine called Adbuster proposed an idea to have a peaceful march on Wall Street to protest against corporation’s high influence on democracy and the increasingly large disparity between the rich and the poor in America. Although the movement was first proposed by the magazine they don’t take credit in the forming of the organization. In reality there is no true leader of “Occupy Wall Street”, but it is made up of a large group of individual who came together to stand up to what they view is an injustice done against them. The organization is often criticized for its lack of organization. Ginia Bellafante wrote in The New York Times.
"The group’s lack of cohesion and its apparent wish to pantomime progressivism rather than practice it knowledgeably is unsettling in the face of the challenges so many of its generation face – finding work, repaying student loans, figuring out ways to finish college when money has run out."
The organization “Occupy Wall Street” covers a wide demographic of political orientations including conservatives, socialist, anarchist, environmentalist, libertarians, and political independents.