Today is the 10th anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Boston at Boston’s Dewey Square, opposite the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, on Sept. 30, 2011. It was one of hundreds of encampments across the world inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that launched in New York that Sept. 17. The Boston encampment lasted until Boston Police evicted protesters during a 5 a.m. raid that Dec. 10. The movement’s identification of increasing economic inequality as wealth has become more and more concentrated in a top 1 percent brought these issues to the forefront–and continues to shape how the nation addresses the growing monopoly power of its giant corporations and their chieftians.
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