The Occupy Together movement is expanding this weekend to Washington, with protesters planning to gather in McPherson Square to demonstrate against what they see as the damaging influence of corporatism in America. OccupyDC starts on Saturday October 1st and runs indefinitely.
OccupyDC states that its principal aims are to repeal the concept of corporate personhood, specifically the Citizens United ruling, and to call for greater corporate accountability in general. In keeping with the philosophy of Occupy Together, there are no ‘leaders’ as such, with the group operating as a decentralised democratic network.
While Occupy Wall Street has been getting the most media attention, similar protests have broken out in a handful of other US cities. Their long-term effect remains to be seen, especially as they struggle to get mainstream media attention, but for now it seems Occupy Together is establishing itself as a significant political movement.