This package was broadcast by Monocle 24 Radio on April 23, 2012.


Occupy Wall Street became a focus of public fascination last year, after a ragged group of activists set up camp in a New York park and triggered waves of international protest.

As winter set in and the occupiers were evicted, questions emerged about the movement’s future – but plans are currently afoot for a big summer campaign in cities across the United States.

Occupy organizers have pledged to educate one hundred thousand people in the art of nonviolent action – but will this actually make a difference to the way American politicians and businesses operate?

On Saturday, April 14th, Frederick Bernas attended a training session in one of New York’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods – and he sent this report.