A response to Joe Nocera
Joe Nocera writes that Occupy has neglected to engage with the “larger world”. The truth is the opposite: While we grow solidarity and unity among all oppressed people, the political establishment fails to contemplate the needs of the 99% and its most vulnerable. Instead of financial reform and accountability on Wall Street, they wage a bi-partisan attack on worker’s rights and social services. Instead of opening access to higher education and curbing pollution, they choose to throw the next generation of Americans under the bus.
Occupy changed the conversation about income inequality and corporate greed in this country, and in its second year we’ll escalate the demand for economic justice and an end to money corrupting our political system.