Daniel Berrigan, America’s Street Priest by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
June 11, 2012

Justice for the 99% Rally, Liberty Park, NYC

Image by The Eyes Of New York via Flickr

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation’s most courageous voices for justice, stands in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He is there, along with other clergy, to ask Trinity Church, which is the third-largest landowner in Manhattan, to drop charges against Occupy activists, including retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard, for occupying its empty lot on 6th Avenue and Canal Street on Dec. 17. The protesters, slated to go to court Monday, June 11, hoped to establish a new Liberty Square on the lot after being evicted by New York City police from Zuccotti in November. Continue reading