From the New Haven Registoer
Looking across a portion of the lower New Haven Green, at a sprawling encampment that the city wants to move and some consider an eyesore, Occupiers will be quick to tell you: “This is what democracy looks like.” It’s a messy system by nature.
The occupy movement is still less than six months old, and under the umbrella of people fighting for “economic justice” is plenty of diversity.
People at the encampment come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are homeless, like Kenny. After losing his job, apartment and girlfriend, he pedaled his bike here from New Hampshire and found, he says, “a new beginning.” Some, like Congo and Short Dog, balance the demands of work and family with life at the camp.
Education levels and political philosophies run the spectrum. Living together in a place where only a few feet of space and sheets of plastic separate neighbors, working together to build a community through the cold, rainy days creates bonds and an understanding of one another’s needs.
Occupiers like Sarah Ferah, who’s been in New Haven since Occupy Hartford shut down, believe that this unique experience is crucial to the movement’s evolution.
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Hat tip to Infidel Joe.