Eve Ensler | Occupy Wall Street: A “Work of Art”

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Eve Ensler | Occupy Wall Street: A “Work of Art”
Occupy Wall Street, demonstrators and police are face to face, 10/05/11. (photo: Adrian Kinloch)
Eve Ensler, Reader Supported News
Eve Ensler writes: “Occupy Wall Street is a work of art, exploding onto a canvas in search of form, in search of an image, a vision. In a culture obsessed with product, the process of creation is almost unbearable. Nothing is more threatening than the moment, the living breathing ambiguity of now. We have been trained to name things, own things, brand things and in doing so control and consume them. Well, the genius of Occupy Wall Street is that so far it is not brandable and that’s what makes its potential so daunting, so far reaching, so inclusive, and so dangerous.”
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UN Finds ‘Systematic’ Torture in Afghanistan
Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times
Alissa J. Rubin reports: “Detainees are hung by their hands and beaten with cables, and in some cases their genitals are twisted until the prisoners lose consciousness at sites run by the Afghan intelligence service and the Afghan National Police, according to a United Nations report released here on Monday.”
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Death Row: America’s Torture Chamber
Rachel Meeropol, Guardian UK
Rachel Meeropol writes: “Just over two weeks ago, in a highly publicised event, Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia despite global protest and significant evidence of his innocence. Since then, three other men have been executed by the states of Texas, Alabama and Florida, with little public outcry. All four were tortured by the United States government.”
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Efforts Begin to Recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Associated Press
The Associated Press reports: “An effort to recall Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over his contentious anti-union law will begin next month, Democrats announced Monday, meaning an election could be held as early as spring.”
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Live Coverage: Occupy Wall Street
Reader Supported News Special Coverage
The aim of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET is to draw protesters to New York’s financial district in a non-violent protest to spark a mass movement against corporate dominance. While the corporate media ignores the protest, Reader Supported News will continue to report on the latest developments.
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Live Coverage: Occupy DC
Reader Supported News Special Coverage
The People’s Uprisings seen around the world and in the United States have spread to Washington, DC. On Thursday, October 6, hundreds began a prolonged people’s occupation of Freedom Plaza. Reader Supported News will provide special coverage of this event.
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