• We set up and maintained a functional village of hundreds on a flat piece of concrete where approximately 1,500 free meals a day were provided.
• Other necessary items for the city’s homeless as well as other occupiers. (I personally witnessed an occupier go to his tent and give away his own coat to a homeless man who was desperately in need of a new one.)
• We contributed a good deal to the success of changing the national dialogue towards issues of economic and political corruption and their dire consequences for America’s present and future.
So many tiny memories, myself largely a bystander looking admiringly at the camp on the way to the train or while on an evening walk, touch the single moment, like the other side of a coin, when I first saw what had been the camp empty and fenced. Two men were cleaning the walls where residents had written their hopes, their desires, their dreams, where they had harnessed a wall of that ugly, garish, phallic monument to male power and made it a medium of the beauty in and around them. All that remains now is an empty cage, a caged emptiness that (I want to say "who") had allowed itself to