January 31, 2012
Only four months into the era of Occupy Wall Street and already many have taken great delight in proclaiming this populist protest a thing of the past. The encampments are mostly gone and, outside of Oakland, the headlines have largely faded from the front pages, leading some to assume that the movement must be over.
Many an Occupy group has morphed from being a tent city solidarity statement, that sometimes parades through city streets, into more traditional social service work. Instead of camping, they are committing acts of community improvement.
Last week, in fact, Occupy Providence traded their…