“There are always squatters in New York,” said Freeman. “But there hasn’t been a squat movement — an organized effort to claim property — since the 1970s and 1980s.”
“Don’t just squat to live, but live to squat.”
Living in New York’s Lower East Side just got a few percent more pleasant today, as mysterious images of a man calling himself “Hanksy” have been popping up all over the neighborhood.
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. (Source)
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PROTEST: Keeping Parks Open to the Public, Photo by Q. Sakami
PROTEST: Occupy Wall Street, Snow White by Kip Lyall
Another quote from the website: “Truth can reach the public in other ways. In fact, you can even shame the press into reporting it. Actually, cartoonists do that.” —Noam Chomsky.
PROTEST: Occupy Fountain Ride
Activists “occupying” fountains across Midtown Manhattan in a mass celebration meant to put the public back in public space.