Tag: Occupy

Zizek in Wall Street β€” Transcript

We are all losers, but the true losers are down there on Wall Street. They were bailed out by billions of our money. We are called socialists, but here there is always socialism for the rich. They say we don’t respect private property, but in the 2008 financial crash-down more hard-earned private property was destroyed…

Occupy Wall Street & the State of Exception

On Friday, September 30, 2011 the United States announced it had legally murdered two US citizens without due legal process in Yemen. The following day, the police kettled and arrested 700 anti-corporate protesters who were marching peacefully on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Seemingly unrelated and spatially distant from each other, these events…

The Many Successes of Occupy Wall Street

The people who are occupying an enormously symbolic piece of ground are being criticized in some quarters for not doing enough. That may overlook some important accomplishments that have already happened, though. The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is less than two weeks old but has already proved controversial, even though it has only received…