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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)

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This poster features a slightly altered take on Occupy Wall Street's call for a General Strike. The official version: "*No Work *No School *No Housework *No Shopping *No Banking TAKE THE STREETS!!!!!"

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Occupy Williamsburg dropped this banner above a currently closed Salvation Army thrift store. No word on how difficult it was to climb the building in skinny jeans. (Bedford Ave and N 7th St)

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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.

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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.

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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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