Dear Shaded Viewers,
Yes, I finally made it to Occupy Wall Street. It occurred to me this morning that if I can go all the way to China to take photos of designer teapots and a house made out of broken plates, I can take the 4 train down to Zuccotti Park and document the first outpost of this growing global movement against corrupt capitalism. It certainly was a great feeling to witness all this dedicated solidarity, which has been going on down in Zuccotti Park for over a month now.
Occupy Wall Street, or OWSville as I like to call it (it reminds me of a politically charged version of “Mortville” from John Waters’ film “Desperate Living”) is its own little village, with a kitchen, a first-aid tent, sleeping quarters, and this library which this young woman was about to put on display. (We were told that last night the police, oddly, made the OWS activists pack up the library. What’s next? A fascist Fahrenheit 451 bon fire??)
Loved this one.
Blast from the past: I ran into Bill Dobbs who was one of our lawyers when I was an activist in ACT UP and WHAM! (Not the George Michael band! It was a guerrilla pro-choice movement.)
Your guess is as good as mine regarding the message here.
OWSville has a schedule of events and meetings chalked on this board.
“Made in China” made US Jobless
The Rise Up and Raise Your Broom corner of OWSville where the cleaning tools are stored.
Thanks for viewing.