The Last International: Occupy New York, Occupy the Night, Occupy Earth.
Sometimes just a few images, and a few facebook update texts tell you all you need to know.
New York, 18th November 2011, NYPD estimates say that approximately 36,000 people voted with their feet to take back their city, and their planet. Could this be the beginning of the end of Capitalism, at least as we know it?
This (above streaming channel – Ustream.tv) is an extraordinary streaming video testimony of what happened in New York today.
Suspended between longitudes and time zones, “I am guided by the beauty of our weapons”, I am waiting for the global articulation of a demand for a global living wage, for freedom of movement for labour, an end to wars, the depredations of states and corporations – and a step-by-step dismantling of the structures that need to be taken down.
Who could have known, that when two gentlemen – Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels – persuaded the Hague Congress of the First International (1872) to shift the General Council of the International to New York, they were thinking (as always) way ahead of their times ?
Is it time for the Last International to announce itself ?
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin ? And then … ?