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"Be the Crisis": The Street Art of Occupy's General Strike

Check out the graffiti and digital art Occupy Wall Street is using to publicize their May Day General Strike!

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A promotional mural for the Cartoon Network show Delocated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, got tagged with anarchy symbols and a call to "Be the Crisis." This photo was taken by Urban Infidel, a conservative Williamsburg blogger who tracks the activities of "the local OWS jerks." (Bedford Avenue and N 6th St)



This poster is an interesting take on traditional gender roles; presumably the woman is waiting for the man to say "I love you," a punch line which only makes sense in our current cultural context. I'm a sociology major, sorry.


Trash strikes are a surprisingly common occurrence, although not in the United States.The city of Naples in Italy went almost a year without garbage collection in 2008, as literally thousands of tons of trash clogged the streets.


This poster links the 20th century labor struggle for a minimum wage with a call for a 'living wage', which the New York Times describes as the idea that "that no one who works full time should have to live in poverty." Fun fact: the original minimum wage, set in 1933, was $.25/hour.

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