Screenshot of shared photograph and public comments as posted on the Facebook event “Occu-pie Times Square Recruitment Center!” captured on 2011/10/13.
Found this image appeared on the cover of Black Mask & Up Against the Wall Motherf*cker by Ben Morea and Ron Hahne, collecting the complete ten issues of the paper Black Mask produced by the Black Mask anarchist collective. According to a recent article in the New Yorker (which makes reference to Occupy Wall Street), “On February 10th, [1967,] around twenty-five members of the group, wearing black balaclavas and carrying giant skulls, took to the streets of the financial district and handed out this statement:
WALL STREET IS WAR STREET
The traders in stocks and bones shriek for New Frontiers—but the coffins return to the Bronx and Harlem. Bull markets of murder deal in a stock exchange of death. Profits rise to the ticker tape of your dead sons. Poison gas RAINS on Vietnam. You cannot plead “WE DID NOT KNOW.” Television brings the flaming villages into the safety of your home. You commit genocide in the name of freedom.
BUT YOU TOO ARE THE VICTIMS!
If unemployment rises, you are given work, murderous work. If education is inferior, you are taught to kill. If the blacks get restless, they are sent to die. This is Wall Street’s formula for the great society!
Photographer, Larry Fink, covered the march and you can see here to find a slide show of his photographs from the Black Mask march…ah, so INSPIRATIONAL!