No Fare Hikes
believes the subway system should be for the benefit of everybody, not the enrichment of a few bankers at the expense of millions of working and unemployed New Yorkers. New York is one of the wealthiest cities in the history of the world; the MTA doesn’t have to extract more money from the people who can’t afford it.
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At the outset of the semester our attention was directed towards a small privately owned publicly accessible space in Lower Manhattan, caddy corner to the World Trade Center construction site and two blocks from Wall Street. The park was typical of other corporately owned public spaces in the city that are often leveraged in exchange for the purchasing of air rights for the company to build higher into the sky in order to expand the limits of capital. This small nondescript space located in the belly of empire would become the epicenter of resistance.
Excerpt from the unpublished paper “Reflections on the Occupy Movement: Humanity, Education, Space and Security through the Prism of the Waste/Value Dialectic” (2011).