10/4 Occupy Wall Street Update: Today’s events, tomorrow’s plan

Tuesday 10/4: Economist Richard Wolff spoke at Liberty Square. He said some very clear and hopeful things about the power of the people to invent a new system that would be better than capitalism. A late night (10:45pmish) serenade by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. My friend Rose Zacchi from Long Island was on WUSB Stony Brook radio giving an update on the culture and morale at Occupy Wall Street. Today, I discovered a Vimeo site with some cool Wall Street poetry and performance art, which Spontaneous Autonomous Creativity has been collecting (see video at end of this post.) The evening NYC General Assembly at Liberty Square planned for tomorrow’s coalition march and rally with unions and with CUNY students.

Wednesday 10/5: At 3pm, Occupy Wall Street folks will meet at Liberty Square/Zucotti Park to march over and merge with the labor march. CUNY students from several schools will participate in a walk-out. One of the speakers this evening said “Tomorrow will be the biggest day, in terms of numbers, by far, that our movement has seen to date.”

Below is the video “A Poem To My Father”, performed on Wall Street, called out to the people walking by on the sidewalk there…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbbKjqDyhSc&w=560&h=315]

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  3. Occupy Wall Street still contains many problematic aspects, but it nevertheless presents an opportunity for the Left to engage with some of the nascent anti-capitalist sentiment taking shape there. Hopefully, the demonstrations will lead to a general radicalization of the participants’ politics, and a commitment to the longer-term project of social emancipation. To this end, I have written up a rather pointed Marxist analysis of the OWS movement so far that you might find interesting:

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street: What It Represents, Its Prospects, and Its Deficiencies

    THE LEFT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE LEFT!

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