What is the Occupy Everywhere movement? Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Everywhere is an ongoing series of demonstrations that began in New York City and have spread to major cities across the United States. These are peaceful protests against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government.
Show Your Support
There are several ways to use this banner:
- Self-install (HTML) UPDATED 1/20/2012
- WordPress Plug-in
- Add the banner to your profile pic (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Get The Code (manual install)
To place a banner on your site:
UPDATE 1/20/2012: Due to heavy traffic, the site I originally used to host the script below has asked me to move it elsewhere. If you used this manual install method and your banner has stopped working, please use the updated script below. The only change to the script is the hosting location. The WordPress plugin is not effected.
- Choose one of the orientations below (or choose the WordPress plug-in or add the banner to your profile pic)
- Copy the code
- Paste it into the HTML source of your website at the bottom, just before the </body> tag
- Go to occupywallst.org and occupytogether.org to find Occupy protests near you, to donate and see what else you can do to help this movement
For all of you WordPress folks, I’m working on a simple plugin so that you don’t have to edit HTML to display these on your site. I’ve created a plugin for you.
Top left corner:
How it will look:
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Why am I doing this?
I made these banners and put all of this up here for a lot of reasons.
Too many of us hear about events like Occupy Wall Street and do nothing. We’ll nod in agreement and maybe post a comment or two online, but that’s it. Then we go right back to looking at lolcats or watching some absurd “reality” show about horrible people, and we do nothing. We agree that there is a problem, that something is broken, but we sit back and expect someone else do the heavy lifting. Someone else will call my representatives. Someone else will fight for change. Someone else will risk getting arrested or beaten so that I can live a better life.
As I write this at 3:40am Central time, I’m watching #OccupyDenver as it happens. The police are set to expel peaceful protesters from a public park at any moment because the powers that be don’t believe in this cause or that people have a right to be angry, to assemble and demand that things change. A few days ago the same scene was in Boston. Before that, New York.
Something amazing is happening. It’s growing, and we need to continue to spread the word and get more people involved. These little banners are a far cry from actually ungluing your ass from the chair and going to an Occupy protest, but my hope is that they will help get even more people involved. If you do place a banner on your site, thank you. Please don’t stop there. Stand up – literally – for what you believe in.