Occupy Wall Street Photojournal: Come to Manhattan!

by Kenneth Lipp

A cross-section of America has gathered in New York City to demand an end to the deference given to corporations and greed over people and needs.

“We are here to kill war.” Bukowsi
Photographs from the first 5 days of Occupy Wall Street.

Photos by Joanne Stocker

I watched a young man dragged across the pavement for merely asserting himself, physically passive, in his right to protect his (and all of our) personal belongings.

Tuesday morning at around 7:30 a.m., Eastern Standard time, New York City Police officers instigated an assaultive confrontation with peaceful protestors in Zuccotti Park, camping a few blocks away from the Broadway intersection with Wall Street.

After a night of threatening rain forecasts, in which protestors participating in ‘Occupy Wall Street‘ industriously secured the entire encampment’s belongings by tarping nap sacks, sleeping bags, a portable generator, and untold laptops, live-streaming camera equipment, and almost definitely iron-on Anarchy “A” jacket patches, the first drizzling patter pelted the vinyl.

Not until this moment, long after their work was behind them and they had begun the business of herding ideological jello into a staggering but determined army of chanters, did the transient missionaries in what is now dubbed Liberty Square need to worry about their belongings, indeed their personal, conditional security.

I witnessed the following:

We can consider ourselves in a state of open hostilities with New York City authorities.

Come to Manhattan!

Editor’s Note:  Kenneth Lipp is a researcher in both primate and human genetics, and writes regularly on issues of public health and international health care policy. He has published research on telomere attrition and cellular aging in various peer-reviewed publications, and is an avid advocate of human rights.

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10 Responses to Occupy Wall Street Photojournal: Come to Manhattan!

  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Michael Anderson
    September 23, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Exceedingly educational bless you, I do think your trusty visitors might just want further articles like that maintain the excellent work.

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Carlos
    September 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Keep up the good work. All our support from the 15M and indignados in Spain.

    It is tough to be on the street, with no shelter and the aggresiveness of police forces.

    Good on you, at least you will be able to say to your grandsons that you “died with the boots on”.

    In spain 70% of the population approved of the protestors, even though we were a minority of say 2% of the population. This is not a fight for numbers, this is a fight for the hearts and minds of fellow citizens.

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    September 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Excellent set. Great work.

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  5. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Grace Gravity
    September 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I am so grateful and proud of everyone down on Wall Street. THANK YOU for standing up and doing what you are doing! Thank you for this website!

    I put together a music video with some of the Photos from the last couple days and protests from the 60’s. The Faceless Face of Big Business http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVjKqWJN4Xc
    Love and Peace to everyone,
    —Grace Gravity

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  7. Vote -1 Vote +1scallywag
    September 24, 2011 at 11:38 am

    As much as a certain segment of society chooses to combat what they perceive to be the gaming of society by entrenched power interests perhaps we ought to ask the uncomfortable question- does anyone then really care anymore? And if they did, how is it that the movement that started off with 5000 members last weekend has dwindled to less than 200 come this weekend? After all the concerns of the ‘occupy wall street’ group are legitimate ones with deep consequences.

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/09/occupy-wall-st-rebel-with-a-cause-suddenly-youth-who-dont-care-about-celebrity-and-fame-but-will-this-consciousness-have-legs/

  8. Vote -1 Vote +1ANON2012
    September 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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    2- SUPPORT THEM WITH MONEY AND/OR SUPPLIES – PEOPLE ARE BEING BRUTALIZED BY THE NYPD – THEIR FREEDOMS ARE BEING SQUASHED AND YET – THEY REMAIN PEACEFUL – SUPPORT THEM 100%
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    5- OFFER WORDS OF SUPPORT AND/OR WATCH LIVE FEEDS RIGHT AT LIBERTY PARK – OVER 7000 VIEWERS RIGHT NOW!
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    7 – SPONSOR SOMEONE ELSE TO GO TO NYC – OFFER $ TO THEM OR TAKE CARE OF THEIR PETS OR WATER THEIR PLANTS….

    8 – DO NOT ARGUE WITH SHEEPLE, JUST SIMPLY IGNORE AND CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD. THIS IS ENERGY BETTER USED
    IN POSITIVE WAYS THAN ARGUING WITH THOSE THAT ARE STILL SLEEPING IN LALA LAND.

    THANKS – SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!

    ADDITIONAL NOTE: POLICE BRUTALITY AND NON-CONSTITUTIONAL ARRESTS IS HAPPENING EVERY DAY. CLICK THESE LINKS TO WATCH THE VIDEOS!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kevXKRROF6I
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    STAND UP AMERICA! DO SOMETHING!

    COMMON QUESTIONS:
    1- HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE?
    There are more and more people every day, many are local to NYC and go home to sleep.
    2- WHERE DO THEY GO TO THE BATHROOM?
    There is a 24 hour McDonalds next door to the park.
    3- HOW DO THEY SHOWER?
    There are mobile shower units that some have and others are using sink baths or baby wipes.
    4- WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROTEST?
    The purpose of the protest is to have our voices heard, it can and will become anything you desire it to be. If you are against logging (for example) then your signs will be in regards to this and it will be accepted by everyone. This protest is for anyone and everyone – we are the 99%

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