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Occupy's 'Bat Signal': Working to Keep the Movement in the Spotlight

Ben & Jerry's founder Ben Cohen, who helped finance the project, has threatened to repossess the Illuminator van. But that's not stopping the Illuminator team.

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Yet if Freire, that renowned educator of the dispossessed, ever came across the Illuminator, parked in Harlem with shelves of free radical lit for the taking, or overshadowing the facade of skyscrapers in Manhattan’s financial hubs of power with rebel light, he might say, “We make the road by driving.”

Peter Rugh is a frequent contributor to Vice.com and a correspondent for WagingNonviolence.org. Follow him on Twitter @JohnReedsTomb.