Monday marked the first anniversary of “Occupy Wall Street,” a movement that began with an encampment in New York City’s Zuccotti Park and inspired similar protests across America and around the world. “Occupy” protesters staged large demonstrations in New York and San Francisco to celebrate the anniversary — but the milestone has left some people questioning the validity and success of the controversial movement.

‘Occupy’ One Year Later 18 September,2012forum

Buck Bagot, organizer with Occupy Bernal Heights
Lachlan Markay, investigative reporter with the Heritage Foundation, covering the Occupy movement
Joe Garofoli, politics reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
Todd Gitlin, author of "Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street" and professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University
Yvonne Yen Liu, original Oakland occupier and a facilitator for the Occupy Oakland Research Working Group

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