01 May '12, 7pm

By growing food, Occupy the Farm helps a movement grow up:

By growing food, Occupy the Farm helps a movement grow up:

The occupation of the Gill Tract (named for the family that donated the property to the university decades ago) appears to mark a new stage for the adolescent Occupy movement. The autumn encampments in Manhattan, Oakland, and dozens of other cities around the country were a kind of primal scream against the growing wealth disparities and corporate overreach that have come to characterize America. With their anarchist architecture and consensus decision-making, Occupy’s autonomous spaces gave people a chance to envision a radically different way of organizing society and economy — and in the process shifted the national discourse in a more progressive direction. Now, actions like the Gill Tract takeover, the occupation of foreclosed homes , and the protests outside of bank shareholder meetings are giving new potency and political relevance to the Occupy movement. Occupiers ...

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