Occupy is Dead. Long live Occupy series will look at what has grown out of the Occupy movement.
One of the primary jobs of social movements is to change the conversation.
Secondly, Occupy Wall Street made protests cool again. ;)
Occupy continues in particular forms of activism:
building alternative communities
organized collectively with relatively flat structures
valuing of whatever skills and ability people bring into the community.
No one can claim that Occupy Wall Street has disappeared.
other significant impacts on society:
naming the elephant in the room created by neo-liberalism, the gap between the rich and the rest of us.
Rolling Jubilee Occupy Sandy Occupy was also important in organizing community contingents in the recent mammoth People's Climate March.
"In the view of this aging activist, it is a profoundly important international social movement that like many social movements and perhaps even more will change and morph into different forms but will be seen by history as a turning point in social change."