The Origins and Future of Occupy Wall Street

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For more than two months The Takeaway has been looking at news from various, loosely connected protests known as Occupy Wall Street. In that time the movement grew from a group of non-violent sit-ins at New York’s Zuccotti Park; to the violent images of downtown Oakland California on November 2, when protesters shut down the Port of Oakland; to the now-infamous pepper spray events of last week at UC Davis. But, what about the origins and the future of this movement?

Mattathias Schwartz is a freelance journalist who contributes to The Times Magazine and the London Review of Books. He just wrote a piece for The New Yorker entitled "Pre-Occupied: The Origins and Future of Occupy Wall Street."