Friday, October 14, 2011

A Long Night

Just about everyone stayed up all night last night, sitting in torrential downpours, waiting for the police to move in.  The crowd was cheerful but determined, and tense - being arrested is Not Fun.  Then the announcement came - you can see Moi! in the lower left corner right after it was announced the cleaning has been "postponed".  Everyone was ecstatic!  Then I took the train home for a nap...back tomorrow, to march to Times Square.

2 comments:

  1. This is Chris Hedges newest piece. - "The Occupy Wall Street movement, like all radical movements, has obliterated the narrow political parameters. It proposes something new. It will not make concessions with corrupt systems of corporate power. It holds fast to moral imperatives regardless of the cost. It confronts authority out of a sense of responsibility. It is not interested in formal positions of power. It is not seeking office. It is not trying to get people to vote. It has no resources. It can’t carry suitcases of money to congressional offices or run millions of dollars of advertisements. All it can do is ask us to use our bodies and voices, often at personal risk, to fight back. It has no other way of defying the corporate state. This rebellion creates a real community instead of a managed or virtual one. It affirms our dignity. It permits us to become free and independent human beings."

    I can't thank you enough for all you do, Gail. You're in my thoughts.

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