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Occupy Wall Street: The Capitalist Pyramid

October 2, 2011

In support of our brothers and sisters occupying Wall St. these past two weeks, despite being blatantly ignored and then ridiculed by many corporate news sources in the US:

The image was printed in a 1911 issue of Industrial Worker, a socialist newspaper. Here are a few updated versions:

You can find this poster here.

For more on this poster and its creators go here. If you’re interested in more historical labor posters check out this site.

The protests have have just occupied the Brooklyn Bridge. If you want to get involved in the Occupy Wall St. protests in your own area please check out Occupy Together. And remember who the people are on top of this pyramid:

[Disclaimer: This may well be a member of the Yes Men, but it’s still a great representation of what we’re fighting against: sociopaths].

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Lawrence permalink
    October 2, 2011 4:29 pm

    It seems that Utah is the ONLY State that is will to take on the Real Terrorist that are on Wall Street and in Washington.

    Just maybe the Federal Reserve’s Days are numbered. When we see the “Bought and Paid Far” Media start reporting the REAL New we know we are getting close.


  2. jean-philippe permalink
    October 2, 2011 9:02 pm

    A century later, this pyramid is still perfectly accurate… Nothing changed…

  3. Jenna permalink
    October 4, 2011 4:38 pm

    Dropping this summer, ya’ll!

  4. October 6, 2011 10:00 pm

    Occupy Wall Street still contains many problematic aspects, but it nevertheless presents an opportunity for the Left to engage with some of the nascent anti-capitalist sentiment taking shape there. Hopefully, the demonstrations will lead to a general radicalization of the participants’ politics, and a commitment to the longer-term project of social emancipation. To this end, I have written up a rather pointed Marxist analysis of the OWS movement so far that you might find interesting:

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street: What It Represents, Its Prospects, and Its Deficiencies


    • October 6, 2011 11:36 pm

      Thanks for reading Ross. I think I share some of your concerns on the protests and I was hoping to write something along the lines of your reflection if I get a free moment from research. I look foward to reading your post and more from your blog (you’re in the google reader already!). It seems we have some similar interests.

  5. Johny permalink
    March 6, 2012 7:34 am

    Let’s sack the religion block, it’s the easiest way to crop the piramyd top,


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