Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: The end - or just the beginning?

Despite the noise, the ambient background of indistinct shouting, it is peaceful, almost romantic.

The newly scrubbed square is lit by rectangles of neon lights embedded in the ground. They cast their light upwards, illuminating the autumnal yellow leaves of the evenly spaced trees.

But, I am constantly told by the protesters who have returned here, that this is not about a place. This is Zuccotti Park, home to the Occupy Wall Street movement for two months, now changed after an eviction and a court order.

This is where it all started. A global movement opposed to corporate greed, the political power of big business and what the protesters see as the injustice of inequality.

But is this where it all ends, too? more