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Occupy Or Not To Occupy?—A Fort Greene Park Question

OWS comes to the neighborhood for a Sunday "teach-in." Are you on board?

What a difference six months makes.

Since the beginning of the Occupy movement in Zuccotti Park last September, protests across the nation and the world have multiplied into hundreds of groups composed of thousands of people with seemingly a million different agendas.

On Sunday, as Occupy Town Square IV, with the promise of info tables, training and political discussions drawing 334 attendees on Facebook as of Friday morning.

According to organizers, the event "seeks to recreate the spirit of occupation and reclaim our public commons in the fullest possible sense."

However, with the actual 24/7 occupation of Zuccotti Park becoming a more and more distant memory, is the Occupy movement still a major force to be reckoned with?

Or was OWS just a passing moment in our increasingly attention-challenged society?

MR.LB March 23, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Theyre coming to Fort Greene Park? A park in the most gentrified neighborhood in america? Where the cost for a 1BR apartment is $2,000 a month? Where you cant buy a house for less then $1.5Mil...and it'll need work... A neighborhood where a cheeseburger and fries costs $20? This is where the 1%ers live!! How can you attract unemployed young people in a neighborhood full of people who are paying more money in rent a year then the 99%ers make in salary at a minimum wage job. Get a grip people!!! Go to a neighborhood where this will make sense, yea you'll get your yuppy/hipster following....but there are plenty more people in Brooklyn who actually need this...why not go to prospect park which is right in the middle of Brooklyn, you can get many more people from other areas of Brooklyn to show up...no one knows of Fort Greene Park unless you live in Downtown BK....
j.b. diGriz March 24, 2012 at 02:49 PM
They should do it here, they should do it in Prospect Park, they should be doing it everywhere.
Cody March 25, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Two points for the first comment: 1. If fort greene is where the 1%ers live then doesn't it make perfect sense for OWS to occupy it? If they occupy where they work shouldn't it follow for them to occupy where they live? It's about accountability and visibility to constituents, which brings me to my second point

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