Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Loop 21: Can Occupy Survive The Winter?

Here is a snippet from my latest piece over at The Loop. It covers the eviction of Occupy Austin last weekend, homeless outreach in Providence, and so much more!
Updates from Remaining #OWS Outposts Across the Country

When Occupy Wall Street kicked off on September 17th in lower Manhattan, few expected that it would spread with such rapidity and intensity. But it did just that, especially after the now infamous Deputy Inspector, Anthony Bologna, pepper-sprayed a group of kettled female protesters on a NYC sidewalk.
Loop 21 was one of the first media outlets to report that Occupy was spreading across the nation. Shortly thereafter, the movement took on a global dimension. There are Occupy groups in countless countries – South Korea, Brazil, NigeriaArgentina, France, and even at the recent World Economic Summit in Davos. In short, there are now Occupy groups on every continent, including Antarctica. The movement’s critique of increased economic inequality and perceived political and financial control by the 1% has become increasingly popular. Even politicians in the U.S. (both Democrats and Republicans) have turned to the rhetoric in order to appeal to voters.
Read the entire article here.

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