Hmm.. there is not much press coverage of this occupation/protest in the media. I found this: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/99_percenters_occupy_wall_street_20110920/?ln
Which isn't surprising coverage since it's the democracy now folks.
Interestingly, I saw a movie recently called 'think of me.' It's about a desperate single mom in Vegas trying to figure out how to make ends meat. The relevant connection is that she seemed quite isolated -- like even if she wanted to protest the horrible situation she is in (which is certainly not completely her doing) she wouldn't have the support of friends or any notion of how she might make her plight heard.
The spirit of individualism in the USA can become a particularly dangerous form of isolation in desperate times.