“There are truly difficult questions that confront us. We know what we do not want. But what do we want? What social organization can replace capitalism? What type of new leaders do we want?” Slavoj Zizek addressing the Occupy Wall St. gathering on Oct. 9
I drove into New York City on Sunday with two women well experienced in the art of protesting, occupying, demonstrating and being arrested. Both of these grandmothers reminisced about their 30 years of Peace Action work and told tales of what they had seen in the trenches. We were headed downtown to the Occupy Wall Street gathering in Liberty Square. We had plenty of time to discuss all the possibilities of what might happen at the site, making sure to take along bail and donation money, plus phone numbers of friends who might need to come to our assistance. It was a beautiful sunny day, the city was teeming with people and the general mood of my companions was festive.