Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and some people are planning to mark the occasion with public demonstrations.
Though the scale is significantly smaller than last year's ambitious three-day program, the detailed schedule boasts plenty of events that showcase Occupy's sprawling interests (Fast Food worker solidarity, Trans-Pacific Partnership, a protest against Governor Cuomo's Moreland Commission) as well as sideshows (The People's Puppets will be performing around Manhattan) and the movement's bread-and-butter: direct action.
A prediction: Occupy's message regarding the country's failure to address the lessons of the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession will be mired in another issue regarding the NYPD's interpretation of the First Amendment. Some people will likely be arrested.
If you're still wondering whether Occupy "matters" or not, you can see that Prominent Newspaper Columnists certainly seem to think so. More importantly: income inequality is an even bigger issue than it was in 2011.
Tomorrow's forecast is sunny with highs in the upper 60s.
— Jeff Durkin (@Jeffwrcct) September 16, 2013