It looks like some puzzle pieces are clicking into place at Occupy Boston. Ever since returning from my road trip to five other occupied cities, I've been impressed by not just the group's internal organization, but also by their tactful coordination with sympathetic entities.
>> PHOTOS: Occupy Boston's march on October 13, 2011 <<As I noted ad nauseam at the beginning of this movement, there were fears in the Boston do-gooder community that Occupy forces were unwilling to team with long-time activists. Those worries were only compounded by openly hostile sentiments about getting "co-opted" by outside groups.
So it's with some relief that I report on the spectacle I witnessed yesterday, when thousands of people marched on Downtown Crossing. Thanks to support from the likes of Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, the swarm was impossible to miss, audible for blocks and certainly camera-worthy.They must have dropped fertilizer on Occupy Boston the other night, because the numbers are only growing. At this rate - with everyone from steelworkers and students to teachers and clergymen signing on - they're on their way to really becoming the 99 percent. Don't believe me? Check the pics.