My latest commentary, To Occupy and Rise, is now online at Center for a Stateless Society.
Against visions of a bleak and stagnant future, the occupiers assert the optimism that a better world can be made in the streets. They have not resigned themselves to an order where the young are presented with a foreseeable future of some combination of debt, economic dependency, and being paid little to endure constant disrespect, an order that tells the old to accept broken promises and be glad to just keep putting in hours until they can’t work anymore. The occupiers have not accepted that living in modern society means shutting up about how it functions.
For the latest updates on the Wall Street occupation and similar movements check Twitter #occupywallst.
I took some pictures during my brief stay at Liberty Plaza on September 19, which are viewable at my Google+ profile