Right now people are camping out on the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall, and many other sites across the country, in solidarity with the Wall Street occupation (go to http://occupytogether.org to find one in your city). The privilege I’ve seen in the movement so far worries me–yesterday I sat in on a planning session in which a white man, supposedly to demonstrate the effectiveness of a silent action he was proposing, managed to drown out every non-white-male speaker without even saying a word–but I still think it’s important that this gather steam, and stories like the ones Manissa McCleave Maharawal and Hena Ashraf have posted at Racialicious give me hope. The Los Angeles occupation has events planned for the entire week; their calendar is at http://occupylosangeles.org.
Instead of a lengthy post on the topic, though, I’m giving you pictures! Unfortunately, I could only get a couple into the post before the image inserter stopped working for me forever, but you can view the full set on myFlickr page.
(Note, in the above picture, the problematic use of the word “slaves.”)