The Arab Spring, And Neoliberal Deregulation Essay

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Essay Three Emergence. Dr. Lelah Behbehanian, Wendy Brown, David Harvey, John Hammond, Judith Butler, Donna Murch, and Piven et al. would all say the emergence of the “Occupy Movement” was inspired by the “Arab Spring,” the “Obama Autumn” and Neoliberal deregulation that supports each man for himself, but makes it difficult for most Americans to achieve are continuing to participate in the American Dream. Each author would say Bank bailouts and accumulation by redistribution caused many people to lose their homes, (which were a major wealth building asset for many middle class OWS protestors). The authors would also agree the recession, stagnant wages, rampant unemployment, lost pensions, along with the world events of “Arab Spring” and “Obama Autumn” caused the poor and middle class to develop a transformational common conscious, centered on social and economic inequality, around the world. This transformation of consciousness brought the poor and middle class together in a show of solidarity that let Neoliberal policymakers know OWS protesters were not going to take affects of Neo policies anymore. Thus the emergence of the Occupy Movement. Organization. OWS organized using an Anarchist Model. In his book “The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street” Author John Hammond states “Occupies tactics of anarchism focused the attention of the movement and occupation of public spaces as a “movement.” Hammond says “Occupy protestors endorsed anarchist principles through “direct
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