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Whatever happened to the Occupy movement?

imagesCAJKWP0AAs The Daily Need noted in 2011, police actions around Occupy events got civil liberties scholars upset, article.   Arresting witnesses for filming police at Occupy demonstrations, for instance, is not what you expect in a free society, but its what some police announced they would do, and tens of reporters were in fact arrested for just doing that. 

Why did the Occupy movement disappear so quickly?  It didn’t lose steam. It didn’t get lost. And it didn’t dissolve for lack of leadership. It got squashed.  In a New York Review article 2012, Michael Greenberg documents some of the squashing.

The Occupy movement got a lot of attention and had a lot of public sympathy. Its disappearance leaves a political vacuum.

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December 5, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment