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What criticism is the writer trying to make in his letter to the editor about The Occupy Movement?   Alternatives to protest I RESPECT people's right to protest, but if the Occupy Melbourne inhabitants have a genuine conscience regarding social justice, there are plenty of better causes than corporate capitalism to turn their energies toward. Instead of setting up makeshift tents and creating a public eyesore, how about travelling to the Northern Territory to help build a school in an indigenous community? Or how about assisting the Salvation Army with young people at risk and living on the streets? How about offering to visit and read to lonely seniors at a local nursing home? Or is it just easier to grow dreadlocks, make cardboard slogans and frustrate regular working citizens? Peter Waterhouse, Camberwell, Vic

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This writer is saying that the Occupy protestors are taking the easy way out instead of doing anything that is actually valuable.  He is saying that there are many things that the protestors could be doing that would actually help the people that they are supposedly trying to help.  These things would be more useful and would not cause problems for regular working people.  He implies that the protestors do not do these things because it is simply easier to "grow dreadlocks" and "make cardboard slogans."  Thus, he is saying that the protestors aren't really serious and just want to do what's easy.

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