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Posted by themartyred in General Discussion
Sat Oct 22nd 2011, 04:16 PM
snip of longer article from - http://online.wsj.com/article/AP1ad8063f8c...



Micaiah Dutt, Veteran, speaking to protestors




OCTOBER 22, 2011, 11:23 A.M. ET

PORTLAND, Oregon When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over two parks in Portland's soggy downtown, they pitched 300 tents and offered free food, medical care and shelter to anyone. They weren't just building, like so many of their brethren across the nation, a community to protest what they see as corporate greed.

They also created an ideal place for the homeless. Some were already living in the parks, while others were drawn from elsewhere to the encampment's open doors.

"We're here to spoil each other," said Kat Enyeart, a 25-year-old medic who says she spends half her time tending to the homeless, some of whom are physically and mentally ill. "It's a big, messy, beautiful thing."

Micaiah Dutt, a four-tour veteran of the Iraq War said the protests are not just about the radicals and the politicians. "It's about our community taking care of itself because the city, county and federal governments have neglected this population," he said.



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