Occupy Wall Street

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Jul 28 2011 20:30
Occupy Wall Street

Adbusters is calling for a Sept 17 tent occupation of Wall Street for months.

https://occupywallst.org/

http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/occupywallstreet.html

"What makes this novel tactic [street occupations] exciting, is its pragmatic simplicity: we talk to each other in various physical gatherings and virtual people's assemblies … we zero in on what our one demand will be, a demand that awakens the imagination and, if achieved, would propel us toward the radical democracy of the future … and then we go out and seize a square of singular symbolic significance and put our asses on the line to make it happen.

"The time has come to deploy this emerging stratagem against the greatest corrupter of our democracy: Wall Street, the financial Gomorrah of America.

"On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices."

The demand, 'Democracy not Corporatocracy' is really broad, but right on.