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Are Wall Street sans-culottes capable of storming of neo-liberal capitalism’s Bastille?

September 22nd, 2011

                                                                                                                                 Hello Wall Street from Kristopher Rae on Vimeo

The Occupy Wall Street protests, which kicked off last Saturday, September 17th, have been snootily derided as an irrelevance by Nathalie Rothschild in Spiked, and largely ignored by the mainstream media. I accept that the turnout has been lower than expected and that some of the protestors are whimsical youngsters who seem somewhat vague about their goals.

However, the  joie de vivre you see here — and, watching the video, it does seem as if the protestors are having more fun than your average FX trader — suggest the protests could yet evolve into something much more meaningful. If they were to attract thousands more Americans, who knows, they may even succeed in their aim of storming the ‘Bastille’ of neo-liberal capitalism and toppling the latter-day Bourbon princes of Wall Street.

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