Posted 5 years ago on Sept. 18, 2015, 9:45 a.m. EST by trashyharry
from Waterville, NY
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Today is the first day of the fifth year of Occupy Wall Street.I have been strongly urged to post here by others who are no longer able to do so.They say the site will soon no longer exist.My understanding of this site is that it is being used to promote ideas about how we are going to fix political and economic systems that I believe have already collapsed.I still believe that art and artists hold the key to advancing our struggle against those who seek to preserve their wealth and privileges in the midst of the collapse.I have many ideas in this line of action,but unfortunately only one was ever used.My efforts to connect with other artists have failed.I wanted to post a description of what transpired at Left Forum when I attended a panel discussion of "what can artists do to advance the radical left agenda." The experience was so depressing I decided that anyone who wasn't there is better off not knowing what was said at that time.I will say that neither Ad Busters nor Occupy was mentioned in two and one half hours of presentations and discussions.I was not able to go NYC for S17 this year,but I remain hopeful that we will all be meeting there again soon.Hopefully we will all get an opportunity to contribute to the effort to build a world that has a place for everybody,and where people and the planet come before profits.Another World,where art,science and cooperation are possible,and wars and exploitive economic systems are not.We are the 99.009%,and we are under attack.The Fight will be over when we unite and FIGHT BACK.