Uptown, downtown occupiers

Ethel C. Fenig
They may look filthy and sound incoherent to you but the less than one per cent of the population that is Occupy Wall Street is not monolithic.  Now that Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park in New York is mostly an unpleasant memory whose bitter scent continues in different modes, analysts and pundits will discuss its implications for years.  But  Wednesday night Samantha Bee, the The Daily Show's eminent regular sociologist captured the class differences of the occupiers, complete with different neighborhoods, goods and attitudes before the New York city police and sanitation departments plowed it under.    "Uptown" OWS's sunnier and much cleaner location complete with a people's (as opposed to say, dog's) library and meeting tents contrasted with the "downtown's" grubbier and chaotic atmosphere as its inhabitants banged drums while inarticulately expressing their occupying purpose along with contempt for the...(Read Full Post)

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