Los Angeles, like seventy major cities around the world, is currently occupied.

Who are these occupiers, and what do they want?

They are, in their own words, the 99%, the overwhelming majority who make up the losing side of America's wealth gap, and by extension, the losing side of economic and political power in this country and around the world.

They want a system of governance that promotes equality; one of the people, by the people, and for the people. To that end, they've established fully operational camps, with media centers, kitchens, libraries, and day cares on the steps of city halls and the soil of public parks.

Whether or not 99 percent of the country agrees with the movement, the sustained protest represents, at least in spirit, America's ongoing frustration with its elected body.

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