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The “Message” of Occupy Wall Street Could Not Be Clearer

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.”

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