US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police . . . → Read More: USA Ends Freedom of Speech & Expression Rights
The scrum of Zuccotti Park defines the media image of the Wall Street protests. A maze of police barricades, signs, and the mass of tents and soup kitchens, a festival of disaffection that makes for good video.
Advertised less is that the de facto headquarters of the protest isn’t in the park. It’s four blocks . . . → Read More: Irony – “60 Wall Street” is the headquarter of OWS