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May 3, 2012

Desertpeace

May Day Like Never Before
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Occupy Wall Street Lives!

By Ted Glick

s I walked around Union Square in NYC yesterday between 4:00 and 5:30, waiting for the march down Broadway to begin, memories of Occupied Zuccotti Park came to mind. Handmade signs about a very wide range of issues were everywhere. There were drumming and musical groups doing their rhythmic things, and people dancing as they did so. There was Reverend Billy performing, and an incredibly well done colored chalk piece of artwork on the sidewalk near 17th and Broadway. People everywhere, mainly white folks but diverse, lots of young people but with a significant number of non-young people.

And a spirit of hope, a spirit that declared: “We are here, we are organized, we have not been defeated and we are not going away.”

And so many of us! During the march down Broadway my wife…

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