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Occupy National Gathering Brings Together Occupiers From Far and Wide

Corporations have retreats, so why shouldn't the Occupy movement?

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“For me, the most important thing about the gathering was communicating with people all over the country,” said Alexis Goldstein, an occupier from New York and a former Wall Street employee. “Despite the fact that we are all working on very similar things, we hadn’t really connected….There is a value to face-to-face interactions. There is a reason corporations have retreats. If we are going to challenge their supremacy we are going to need to have retreats too.”

Jake Blumgart is a freelance reporter-researcher based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter.