28 Dec '11, 10pm

Occupy Wall Street Sues Cities For Unlawful Evictions | Care2 Causes

Occupy Wall Street Sues Cities For Unlawful Evictions | Care2 Causes

The Occupy Wall Street movement started as a handful of people camping in public spaces. OWS chose to establish itself in this way to make a public commentary about the people’s need to reoccupy both the physical and virtual commons. But for some, these encampments were eyesores , public nuisances, and an inconvenient reminder that millions of poor and suffering people have been marginalized by corrupt political and economic policies. So many cities, with help and encouragement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, used public tax dollars to force protesters out of their camp. Now, almost four months into the Occupy Wall Street movement, camping occupations in many major cities have been permanently evicted. Although the Mayors who ordered these evictions probably thought OWS would die without 24-hour demonstrations, they grossly misjudged the movement’s capacity ...

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