How Homelessness Became an Occupy Wall St Issue

Protestors Face the Logistical Problems of Living on the Street

As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems. Large numbers of people must be fed and kept reasonably warm and dry. Trash has to be removed; medical care and rudimentary security provided—to which ends a dozen or more committees may toil night and day. But for the individual occupier, one problem often overshadows everything else, including job loss, the destruction of the middle class, and the reign of the 1%. And that is the single question: Where am I going to pee?

Read How Homelessness Became an Occupy Wall Street Issue by Barbara Ehrenreich at Alternet.


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