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We asked Occupy Boston protesters: What Is Your #OccupyXmas Wish?

This is what the holidays look like
By LIZ PELLY AND ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 6, 2011
Since the beginning of the Occupy movement, protesters have broadcast the #NeedsOfTheOccupiers through tweets, Google docs, and camp posters. But besides the bare necessities — food, blankets, first-aid supplies — what do the protesters really want? What do they want for the holidays? The Phoenix’s Occupy team brought this pressing question to the heart of the revolution: a chilly Wednesday-evening general assembly. Between mic-checks and finger-twinkles, ten faces of Camp Dewey told us about their holiday wish lists, which ranged from solidarity, peace, and quiet, to political-system overhauls and Netbooks. Who says they don’t have clear demands?
 

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NAME: CHERIE KING
OCCUPY BOSTON OCCUPATION: houseless and allies
SPOTTED AT: the November 22 general assembly
BUTTON OF CHOICE: "i am the 99%"

It would be nice to get a smart phone or netbook . . . To contact my family and continue with the Occupy movement. I'm trying to do a blog on homelessness. I think it's important for the homeless to have the ability to communicate with the world, or otherwise they disappear.

Photo: LIZ PELLY

 
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