The Young Demographic

Fairfield County for those 18-35

Reflections on Occupy New Haven

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I was only at Occupy New Haven for a short slice of time, from about 10 p.m. Saturday night to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. I wanted to report on what happened at the protest when most of the people went home for the day. I wanted to report on the people who were so committed […] [Read More]
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Powering Occupy New Haven

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10:04 a.m. – homeless people are lining up for food. The green is their turf, organizers said, so they want to work with them. Occupiers are meeting in a morning get together to discuss how to get power on the green. Generators aren’t allowed, nor are upright solar panels. They’re discussing getting broken solar panels. […] [Read More]
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The tents at Occupy New Haven

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9:27 a.m. – here’s a shot of the tent city (more like little hamlet at this point): [Read More]
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Good morning!

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9:10 – Good sunny but chilly morning. The sun is shining on the green. Vinny DiMeglio, 21, of Beacon Falls, one of the outreach coordinators, said a drunk guy came screaming through the tent camp at 2 a.m. and fell on someone’s tent. He said he’ll be here every weekend (he can’t be here during […] [Read More]
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Saved!

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3:31a.m. – I overheard someone outside say they have supplies, including blankets!! I poked my head out and asked for a couple. He brought us over three clean, new blankets that someone had donated to the cause. Now I’m snug as a bug! (And thinking I’m going to need to pass on the good karma […] [Read More]
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Middle of the night update

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3:22 a.m. – Two girls from Trumbull just arrived and are setting up their tent nearby. There’s a few people chatting outside. You can tell even at this hour there’s a lot of activity going on. [Read More]
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Time to sleep

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1:08 a.m. – I just crawled into my tent and I’m going to turn in for the night. A lot of exciting conversations still going on, but I need some rest. See you in the morning. [Read More]
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Keeping safe at Occupy New Haven

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1:03 a.m. – A New Haven occupier (he didn’t want to be called an organizer because no one has titles in the movement) said people are taking turns being on security watch throughout the night. He said the biggest threats to the campers are drunk people and homeless people. I’d say there are more tents […] [Read More]
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