By Barry Graham
The most common criticism I hear of Occupy Wall Street is that the protestors have no clear, specific message. I find this bizarre. What could be clearer or more specific than occupying Wall Street?
Discussing the French suburban riots of 2005, Slavoj Zizek wrote, “The riots were simply a direct effort to gain visibility.”
The late Scottish poet and activist Harry Young used to say, “Why do babies cry as soon as they’re born? They’re demanding their rights.”