Occupy Wall Street promotes direct democracy in the public sphere. Therefore, it is incoherent, sprawling and diverse. The participants are not limited to college students, anarchists, hippies and union members; rather, there are people of all ages, income brackets and ethnicities. A month ago I spent two weeks in New York City and many hours at Zuccotti Park (aka Liberty Plaza) talking to like-minded citizens, and even with those who disagreed. Today, after a long slumber, U.S. citizens are back in the public sphere talking about real economic and political issues.
- Occupy Wall Street
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