The Occupy Wall Street movement that started in September of 2011 was a national social movement that’s goal was economic equality for all. The movement used a few techniques that have been used in some mass movements that I thought were particularly interesting. One was that they were organized as a leaderless movement that was, according to the Washington Post, so they would not be representing the authoritarian structure they were protesting against. They’re actions included peacefully occupying the streets of the areas they were protesting with their tents. An article I read in Rolling Stone described the area occupied on Wall Street as almost city like, with a kitchen, library, and its own newspaper. Those who participated in the movement came from all different groups within the population. Members of the protest mentioned in the articles I read included cooks, librarians, nannies, immigrants, students and many more. In my opinion the movement could appeal to anyone because its goal was a “global uprising against Wall Street tyranny” (OccupyWallStreet.org) which affects all but the top 1% of the population. I did not find any account of violence that was not brought on because of police presence but it was found that drug use and other non-PG activities started happening when people began to set up more tents.