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As a participant in Occupy Wall Street from the beginning, I can say that this flyer captures the sentiments of many people in the movement toward the Democratic establishment: (Note that the sign isn't an "official" release of OWS, but it's still pretty cool.)
This is an incredibly superficial and uncharitable account of what's been happening in the Wall Street area since Saturday. I was there all weekend and I can emphatically say that the people in Zuccotti Park - who have occupied the space for two days now - are not "the global justice movement without the labor unions and NGOs," nor are they "very young, very white, very countercultural." They are diverse, politically sophisticated and very angry. Since Steven Sherman stayed for only 45 minutes, he missed the wildcat march of around 200 people, which culminated in an attempt to break into the Cipriani building on Wall Street. (The attempt was thwarted by police.) He doesn't understand the purpose or process of a general assembly and can't overcome the political categories of the 1990s. He's thus incapable of recognizing a new social movement when he sees one.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2011 on #OccupyWallStreet: Steven Sherman at I cite
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