Wall Street — A Potemkin Village?
10.3.2011 Leave a comment
Or an incipient green zone? Missy Beattie explains:
My sister Laura and I took the train to Manhattan on Wednesday to participate in the occupation of Wall Street. But Wall Street is barricaded. Yes, pedestrians move on the sidewalks, but police and metal prevent anyone from walking or entering the street.
The protestors are several blocks away at Zuccotti Park.
Again, let me say it: Wall Street is barricaded, a gated community with security.
Wall Street is walled in, closed to all but the financial giants whose personhood has assaulted the middle class and working poor through breaking and entering, seizing homes, the present and the future, while influencing politicians to bankroll the uber-wealthy by systematically extorting taxpayer dollars. More simply stated, we are being BP’d and Fukushima-ed as THEY yell, “Deeper, harder.” And we the people have had no safe word.
- Sunday at the Wall Street Protests (slog.thestranger.com)
- Rumored Radiohead Wall Street Show ‘Not Going to Happen’ (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Almost 800 OccupyWallStreet Protesters Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge (pinkbananaworld.com)
- City Room: For Some, Zuccotti Park Becomes a Must-See Attraction (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Occupy Wall Street Protesters Get Lost En Route to NYPD Headquarters (pumabydesign001.wordpress.com)
- Mayor Bloomberg And Zuccotti Park (duanegraham.wordpress.com)
- Jeff Jarvis: #OccupyWallStreet & the failure of institutions (huffingtonpost.com)
- Wall Street protesters: We won’t go (mirror.co.uk)
- Occupy Wall Street protesters say they’ve got momentum and have no intention of stopping (oregonlive.com)
- Hundreds Of Wall Street Protesters Arrested (news.sky.com)