Have you ever flown by rocket ship beyond the Black Magellanic Cloud? For years, Vera had longed for adventure and thought she had all the tools to meet it. Now that adventure is actually before her, she cannot seem to muster the courage of a cosmonaut. Vera is heading to a planet entirely populated not by men or women as we know them, but by massive upright lizards. Who can say that these creatures, with their strong jaws and immense hands, beclawed and wrapped in the armor of their thick reptilian skin, will not develop a taste for human meat?
But Vera is the daughter of seasoned galactic travelers. Both of her parents are translators for the United Planets. Surely the polite and peaceful ways of the interplanetary diplomatic corps are up to the task of survival?
In 2011, in a free display of their constitutional right of assembly, people across America, and in countries around the world, occupied public space. Though they were a heterogeneous group, all displayed a general dissatisfaction with the radical inequality in our country. All displayed the opinion that America had run afoul of its founding purpose. Six years later, we can hardly say this feeling has left us. The vitriol of the present political climate surely is the dark side of what was the buoyancy of the Occupy movement.
Why We Occupy is a collection of interviews conducted in Liberty Plaza in downtown Manhattan during the time of the Occupation. Why were people there? What were their purposes and goals? Read what they had to say in their own words.
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