According to an "about" section at the Occupy Wall Street website, the site is the unofficial de facto online resource for the ongoing protests happening on Wall Street and around the world that began in 2011. The site is managed by "an affinity group committed to doing technical support work for resistance movements."
Here's some more from the Occupy Wall Street website.
The leaders of this movement are the everyday people participating in the occupation. We use a tool called the "General Assembly" to facilitate open, participatory and horizontal organizing between members of the public. We welcome people from all colors, genders and beliefs to participate in our daily assemblies.
Occupy Wall Street claims it is "not affiliated with Adbusters, Anonymous or any other organization." However, this is confusing since the leftist magazine Adbusters claims to have helped found the movement.
On 13 July 2011, the website of Adbusters called for an "occupation" of Wall Street. An Adbusters press release states that, "In Solidarity, and as a response to this call, a planning group was formed [occupywallst.org], and an info sharing site established. The participation of every person, and every organization, that has an interest in returning the US back into the hands of its individual citizens is required."
Perhaps there is a semantical issue here, as Occupy Wall Street was formed "as a response" to the Adbusters call and not directly as part of the Adbusters network, which includes a successful Canadian magazine. This confusion characterizes the murky beginnings of the Occupy Wall Street protest, which is characterized as a spontaneous movement but evidently and obviously partakes of sophisticated resources.
The Adbusters press release of 13 July states, "Our nation, our species and our world are in crisis. The US has an important role to play in the solution, but we can no longer afford to let corporate greed and corrupt politics set the policies of our nation. We, the people of the United States of America, considering the crisis at hand, now reassert our sovereign control of our land. Solidarity Forever!"
According to those who believe in "directed history," it is perfectly possibly that the Occupy Wall Street protests are being deployed as a way of generating indignation worldwide in order to justify further intrusive regulation of what is left of the West's private sector. This in turn would facilitate a further extension of global governance and perhaps even a new currency under the guise of the IMF. This is the dark and "conspiratorial" view of Occupy Wall Street. It is one that, hopefully, will not be fulfilled.