Saturday, March 10, 2012

NYC Occupy running out of money?

"The Occupy Wall Street group in New York is running low on money and on pace to run out by the end of the month, raising questions about the future of the movement that sparked a wave of nationwide protests against economic injustice six months ago.

Donations to the group, which raised about $500,000 within weeks of setting up camp in a park near Wall Street on Sept. 17, have slowed and with plans for an American Spring of protests it has set aside a remaining $90,000 into a fund established to bail arrested protesters out of jail."

Woah.  $500,000?  And now they're almost broke?  This seems really, really strange to me.  If you're tearing through money that fast you're doing something wrong.  Protesting is not a career choice.  It's an individual choice.  You do what you can with what you have.  This sort of baffles me.

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