New Haven Protests
Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:21 PM
On the air now. Recorded interview from yesterday, then live phoner with Todd Sanders.
Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:08 PM
from this article; http://citizensinter...ion.com/jessica
Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:02 PM
The problems still exist so the occupants feel their job is not finished and are committed to staying until it is done.
Public perception of the occupants is so fucked thanks in large part to big media's spin. I can personally speak from experience when I say 80% of Occupy New Haven are gainfully employed, taxpaying, non-homeless citizens."
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:26 PM
Occupy New Haven protest on Green coming apart at the seams
NEW HAVEN — While several attorneys are fighting to keep the Occupy New Haven encampment on the Green, several members of the group said the Occupy movement has started to collapse.
Dozens of people make up Occupy New Haven — some who pitched a tent on the upper Green on Oct. 15, 2011, the day the movement started. But names and faces have changed since the movement began, so much so that a handful of the protesters said the cluster of tents on the Green is basically a homeless encampment now.
Occupier Matt Osborne said that, at this point, the local movement consists of “20 percent infiltrators, 20 percent tourists, 20 percent aberrant people, 20 percent unemployed people working for change and 20 percent semi-professional, professional organizers.”
“There is always tension in a community and this is a new community,” he said. “We know we are making mistakes, but we’re learning.”
Jimmy Ferrara, another protester, said it’s not just about tension within the group, the real issue is that the people in the group have changed.
“The Occupy movement is basically gone,” he said. “People are drinking and starting problems. There is a lot of drug abuse and a lot of the big bosses left.”
Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:20 PM