The Occupy movement found new life and direction in Occupy Sandy, gaining the approval of a lot of people who were formerly wary of the movement’s radicalism. While the Red Cross struggled to respond quickly, volunteers from Occupy Sandy immediately got into the trenches and raised $1.5 million in relief efforts. But Occupy Sandy—which worked with corporations like Home Depot and applied for government grants—has also caused an ideological rift in the movement.
But there has been some criticism as well, or at least, some questions about what the Rolling Jubilee will actually be able to accomplish in the grand scheme of things (it won’t for example, actually get the banks to change any of their unfair lending practices).
This month’s Esquire features a fairly disheartening piece by Stephen Marche on the other war going on right now (THE INTERGENERATIONAL WAR). Marche does a really good job of articulating how screwed we all are