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The Triumph Of Occupy Wall Street

By Michael Levitin in The Atlantic - Nearly four years after the precipitous rise of Occupy Wall Street, the movement so many thought had disappeared has instead splintered and regrown into a variety of focused causes. Income inequality is the crisis du jour—a problem that all 2016 presidential candidates must grapple with because they can no longer afford not to. And, in fact, it’s just one of a long list of legislative and political successes for which the Occupy movement can take credit. Until recently, Occupy’s chief accomplishment was changing the national conversation by giving Americans a new language—the 99 percent and the 1 percent—to frame the dual crises of income inequality and the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Shamar Thomas Freed From Northport After Controversial Detention

By Jed Morey in Long Island Press - Sgt. Shamar Thomas is a big man. At a hulking 6-foot-4, 300 pounds, dressed in government-issued garb and peering over the reception glass in the secured inpatient facility at the Northport VA Medical Center (VAMC), the former Marine-turned-Occupy Wall Street hero-turned-reality TV star cuts an imposing figure. All eyes were on him as the psychiatrist in charge of his care, Dr. Gregory Gunyan, conferred with Thomas’ appointed attorney and others behind the glass. The discussion centered on a waiver he was being asked to sign, which confirmed that he voluntarily sought services from the hospital, but would like to leave. And there is no mistaking the fact that Thomas would indeed like to leave. Immediately.

Original Occupier Michael Pellagatti Bringing OWS To Life

We couldn't be happier that our movement brother Michael (Pella) Pellagatti is launching an Occupy-focused walking tour of lower Manhattan. One of the youngest members of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), he'll be making stops at all the places that made Occupy Wall Street such a life-changing event for so many of us, and sharing his own experiences as an original occupier and member of the occupy media working group. Occupy: The Tour with Original Occupier Michael Pellagatti starts where the city began at Bowling Green in front of the National Museum of the American Indian. Group size will be limited to 30 participants for a fact-filled 2 1/2-hour tour of OWS’ most important sites.
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