#S17 open thread
Today is the Occupy Movement's one-year anniversary.* I freely admit that I was far too pessimistic, and that the Occupations, their flowering, and their propagation, have given me more, er, "hope," than anything in years.
So, hash tag #S17.
It looks like they're going to try to bring Wall Street to a halt with small group tactics -- a virtual Occupation, if you will. Let's see!
UPDATE Not sure if this is a wish or a report
UPDATE Daily News (which was pretty good in the Fall):
But “The People’s Wall,” as Occupiers called it, fizzled out [how???] and protesters took to marching through the streets, chanting slogans and singing “Happy Birthday” to their movement.
There were four distinct meeting points this morning, with each group planning specific actions, and if anything those groups have splintered into more protests as the morning has gone on. At least three protesters in wheelchairs were arrested outside Bank of America near Zuccotti park at around 10am:
So dunno what the Daily News means by "fizzled."
I don't know why police hate chalking so much. It washes off in the first rain!
These are the new tactics; "small pieces loosely joined." Debt is the strategy. Makes sense.
UPDATE A GA!
UPDATE Spokescouncil in Battery Park. Good numbers!
NOTE * Though we should not forget that the Capitol occupations preceding the Arab Spring took place well before Occupy proper, and that even though the "call for papers," as it were, for Occupy Wall Street was issued by a Canadian publication, Ad Busters, the personnel and planning came from all over the world, and were heavily influenced by the "camping" events in Europe, especially in Spain.