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Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It is the battle between ‘the 99%” and the super rich “1%.” Personally, I try not to get involved in such things, but it is interesting to follow along with the latest happenings and see if anything interesting is developing. You can always check out the news and see what they are saying about the movement, but what if you are looking for a way to get a slightly less biased take?

That is where Occupationalist comes in. It is a news aggregation website that only follows what is happening in the Occupy Wall Street movement. It keeps tracks of reporting from various RSS feeds and Twitter, so you will never miss a beat. They also feature a Foursquare check in map, meetup board and a wall of handwritten notes from protesters and supporters.

It’s a great idea for supporters of the movement to come together and meet up, or simply find out what they need to know. If you are a member of the “99%” and are an avid supporter of the movement, or just someone looking to keep track of the latest news, you may want to check Occupationalist out.

Source: Mashable

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  1. Fabish FTW!
    November 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Lol, I want to occupy Jeff's house ^_^ Where do I click like for a particular writer? :D

  2. Stan Chaz
    November 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    America used to work The people had work. The system worked. EVEN the Congress used to work...(sometimes). It was far, far, far from perfect - but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. And now we have an economy and a political system that works only for the rich. Trickle down economics just leaves most of us... out in the rain. We need to get back to what America was, and what it should be, and what it can be.  Occupy Wall Street is no longer just  a place called  Zuccotti Park ---  Zuccotti Park is everywhere. You can try to pen us in, you can beat us and arrest us, you can mace and tear-gas us , and you can try to "permit" us to death....but you can't kill an idea.  You can't keep down people’s hopes and dreams for a better life.....a life with dignity and freedom....for us... for our  kids. More power to Occupy Wall Street, as it spreads to every town and city  - because  OWS is us, and for us, and by us. It comes up from the grassroots, and it lifts us up. With OWS America has found it’s voice, and that voice demands fairness and justice. This land IS our land! And we want it back! We want our lives back! We want our future back! Find a quiet place and consider this: We only have one brief chance...and many choices. It’s time to choose, and to act. If not now, then when? If not you, then.....

  3. Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    you "99%" should move to Europe for a bit and see how crappy it is there.  Then you'll understand why so many want to move to the States.  im sick of giving a free ride to 99% of the problem.  have some worth and make something of yourself.  handouts to those that can help themselves is pathetic.

    • Jeff Fabish
      November 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      I agree, we should stop giving handouts to those who can already help themselves. That's the argument occupy wall street is making. Essentially, you just disagreed with the movement, to then agree with it. 

      The people don't want handouts, they want employment & a better economy. 
      Despite having a higher GDP, the US unemployment rate is 8.9% vs Europe's 7.8%. Mind you, that's the entire continent.

      • Anonymous
        November 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

        like I said, you moved back to the States.  And Im not sure whose post you read but I didnt agree with anything you said.  Halting handouts is not the argument of occupy.  honest hard working taxpayers like me are giving them handouts against our will thanks to federal and state govts.  These aholes in my city do not need permits like every other group does.  They are given tax payer funded police protection, electricty, sanatation, etc costing us millions.  If they want to make a difference, go protest the white house and get that socialist problem out of it...or continue to tax the F out of everything while spending and printing endless $$$ we dont have and our unemployment will continue to grow.  8.9%??? you think its that low?  less than 46% of american even have jobs.  your # is distorted as most have stopped looking or never started to look and are milking the system like your pals on wall st. 

        • Jeff Fabish
          November 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

          You're literacy is incomprehensible and you're embarrassingly politically uninformed. I don't suppose people move to the states for public education, now do they? 

          Why are you rambling about socialism when you just said that Europe was worse? Don't you know the majority of European countries have a socialist economy? What's wrong with socialism? 

          Milking the system, yes - of all people it's the people on occupy wallstreet, not wallstreet itself. Silly me.

        • Anonymous
          November 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm

          You work as technical support on Makeuseof's website.  And you attack customers of your employer? Youre questioning my intelligence Jeff?

          It's even more comical as you still dont understand what I wrote in plain English.  Socialism doesnt work.  I said it's not working across Europe (read the news).  And liberals like u and the guy in the WH are doing their best to turn the US into a socialist country similar to Europe. Again, do you see whats going on in Europe?  You think the majority of those countries are healthy?  But what else would I expect from you...a liberal atheist from Chicago who attacks clients of his employer so they consider ditching makeuseof for another tech site.

        • Jeff Fabish
          November 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

          I apologize Charles. I just have a low tolerance for stupid bullshit, is all. This isn't even a political board anyway, I think we can put our differences behind us... for science... you monster.

          I want to speak with your manager. You got a lawsuit on your hands buddy.

        • Anonymous
          November 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm

          youre not my buddy you dork.

        • Fabish FTW!
          November 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm

          OMG I <3 U!!!! ^_^ Power to the people, from one "pre-Occupier" to another <3

    • James Bruce
      November 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      "move to europe"?

      Europe isn't a country you know. It's a huge and varies wildly, so stating anything about the whole of Europe is silly. 

      FYI, I've never met anyone from "Europe" who wants to move to America. 

      HOWEVER, I am completely in agreement about giving free handouts to people who can help themselves. This welfare state we have in the UK where you can get paid more for not actually working has to stop. Free house, money to live on, and even more if you're stupid enough to drop a baby or two. In fact, there really ought to be a law against having children if you're on benefits and can't afford one. It's not a human right to reproduce like that,- it has to be earned.  

      • Anonymous
        November 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        agreed.  well put.... and the US is on the same track.

  4. James Bruce
    November 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

    We should absolutely talk about this on Saturday, Dave. My question is, what can I do to help? I'm not going to occupy anything, because I'm making ends meet too - but I'd love to help the movement somehow (its in the UK too). What can I do? What can any of us do?

  5. H Pearce
    November 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Standing up for me ?  Tell the one representing me he can sit down :D

    • Jeff Fabish
      November 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Someone's got to stand up. This is clearly not a democracy, I don't see how one could be content with that, unless they were on the side that was benefited (which is clearly not the majority).

      It comes down to American's being complacent with an increasingly shitting economy and a government that fucks them over on a regular basis (through will or ignorance). As long as they are safe in their own homes, they are not going to rock the boat. But when this beautiful, big red white and blue nation takes your home, we will see who's side you're on.

      • H Pearce
        November 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

        Technically we do not live in a democracry but a republic with deomocratic procedures for some things. Many majority decisions are over turned in the court because they violate the rights of others . This would not happen in  a democracy where the majority is "always right".

        Just because I would have supported the concept of nazis marching in Skokie Illinois had I been alive then doesn't mean I support naziism.

  6. Bobinski
    November 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    It's hard to believe 99% of us are losers.

    • Jeff Fabish
      November 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      These people are standing up for you. You should be more appreciative. It's pathetic to see people taking a side that goes against their own economic interest, based on what they see from biased media sources. 

      Some of the biggest reforms in America have been because of occupations like this. All of them had opposition from classes that should have otherwise been on the occupations side. It's not meant to be pretty, it's meant to get in your way to get your attention about problems your wilfully ignoring. 

      • Mrclose
        November 9, 2011 at 8:00 am

        Yep .. Raping, drugging, crapping in the streets, robbing and thuggish tactics "Represent" us all .. very well!

        Get A Life!

        • Jeff Fabish
          November 9, 2011 at 8:05 am

          I would like to see some evidence to support your claims. Perhaps less Fox News and more seeing for yourself. 

          Get Some Facts!

        • James Bruce
          November 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

          Jeffery, dont waste your time on the trolls. They are a part of the problem, not the solution. 

  7. Jeff Fabish
    November 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    According to the meetup events, there is an occupation on my street (in a small city of Illinois). I assure you, there is nothing going down over here. 

    It's about time someone rocked the boat in America. Though I will say, for hippies - they sure do waste a lot of paper ;)

    • Mundo
      December 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      They're not hippies they're HIPSTERS