The 100th Night with the 99 Percent

By WGBH News

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Feb. 27, 2012




BOSTON — Since the break-up of its downtown encampment, Occupy Boston has disappeared from the front pages, seemingly in hibernation. Now that the police tape is gone and tension has ebbed, Boston Phoenix reporter Chris Faraone is reflecting on the experience in his new book, "99 Nights with the 99 Percent."
 
Faraone talked to WGBH News' Callie Crossley about the issues he faced while embedded with the movement — particularly when he saw reason to criticize.
 
"Occupy Boston, I think like three-and-a-half weeks into the movement didn't have a real security staff. It was really a problem," he said. "I'm a journalist. And sure, I'm sympathetic to these issues, but I'm going to write about this."
 
Faraone also dropped in on encampments in Chicago, Miami and Oakland. 
 
Listen to the extended conversation to get his take on whether the movement will rise again with the daffodils.

> > WGBH News' Phillip Martin also spent many nights in the Occupy camp and many hours analyzing the movement's resonance. Read his stories.

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