Tag Archives: Flood Wall Street

Mary Beaudoin: Flooding Wall Street

People demand system change, not climate change. When world leaders gathered at a preliminary meeting on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York, and one day after hundreds of thousands (estimates range from 311,000 to 400,000) people marched in the Climate Convergence, there was a coordinated effort to demand accountability for the corporate […]

Annie Appel: The Occupy Portraits — finished, free, and online

Annie Appel has recorded a vital and rich moment in political and cultural history. Here are the many faces of Occupy. . . . What [Occupy] is can barely be described. It can, however, as Annie Appels photographs vividly demonstrate, be shown.  —From the Introduction by Carne Ross   If you were part of Occupy, you […]

Peoples Climate March protesters say: ‘We know who is responsible’

 While many marchers carried signs urging action to “Save the Planet,” others did not hesitate to label capitalism as the cause of planetary destruction and urged “System Change, not Climate Change.” Anti-imperialist contingent at massive New York march, Sept. 21. photo: Joseph Piette By Betsey Piette International Action Center September 23, 2014 Activists in over […]

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

Report on Flood Wall Street Direct Action …while marches are important and necessary, mass organized political chaos in the streets is more likely to destabilize the status quo, bringing forth a new social equilibrium. By ARUN GUPTA  Counterpunch.org  SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 New York City. In April 1990 I helped organize the Earth Day Shut Down […]

The Guardian: Dozens arrested as police face off with Flood Wall Street protesters

Activists taken away in handcuffs after Wall Street sit-in. Police use pepper spray to disperse climate change protest. Flood Wall Street climate change protest – as it happened Amanda Holpuch in New York   theguardian.com   Monday 22 September 2014 16.34 Adam Gabbatt speaks to demonstrators at the Flood Wall Street march Click here to see the original article and […]

Arun Gupta: How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

 Business as Usual in Manhattan  Branding. That’s how the climate crisis is going to be solved. We are in an era or postmodern social movements. The future is unwritten. It’s not about what happens on Sunday. It’s what happens after that. By ARUN GUPTA  counterpunch.org  September 20, 2014 I’ve never been to a protest march […]