American artist and author, Molly Crabapple, took part in the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement last week which saw Lower Manhattan once again transformed into a city under siege. Crabapple was ‘inspired to see people care passionately about inequality issues’ and rallied with thousands of other protesters. Like many, Molly was arrested and held for 10 hours in a prison cell. ‘Getting arrested for a social protest is like being put through aversion therapy’, she noted. She has since produced illustrations describing the experience, including her arrest, and promoting the ethos of the movement that has won her over. ‘I would protest again’, she says.
A friend of mine used to send junk mail back to the companies that sent it, thereby costing them money and time. This video shows you creative ways to do the same thing against banks that Occupy Wall Street protestors are protesting. These banks, after all, also send out tons of junk mail.
Bannertube is a collaborative application that tries to expand the significance of global protests through their images, a collection of banners that works as a Twitter and YouTube mashup. How does it work? Write the banner’s slogan, add #btube, attach a picture of the banner. It will be automatically added to the Bannertube’s images map. A special toy for revolutionary people.
I visited the Occupy Wall Street protesters yesterday at Liberty Plaza Park and drew every placard I could find on display. Here are the results: high resolution A2 posters for free use. Just download and print in black and white variants.