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Occupiers Battle Hurricane, Debt

The Occupy movement ain't dead yet.

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Rolling Jubilee, hear my cry.

When I blogged Tom Frank's essay on Occupy Wall Street last week, I had a feeling I might regret my description of the movement as "pretty much over." Sure enough, I must tip my hat to the Zuccotti Park veterans who started Occupy Sandy, a post-hurricane grassroots relief effort that by every account I've seen is doing excellent work. And now some Occupiers are launching the Rolling Jubilee, a voluntary effort buy up people's debt and forgive it. We have yet to see if that one takes off as much as Occupy Sandy has, but it is attracting a fair amount of attention and it'll be holding a charity telethon (er, streamathon) next week. Apparently you don't need an encampment to keep a movement going.