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Occupy Springs Into Action


For those of us who’ve spent the last few years covering the struggles of everyday people against the financial and corporate giants who’ve consolidated wealth to unheard-of levels, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been an exercise in “Where the hell have you been?”

The comparisons to Katrina have been everywhere, of course, but for me they hit home when, safe and warm in my Crown Heights apartment, I saw friends and acquaintances who’d been involved with Occupy Wall Street tweeting their relief activities under the hashtag #OccupySandy. As they set up their hub in Red Hook I couldn’t help but think of New Orleans’ mutual aid after th...