The Corporatist State 2011 Shankbone

The first day of Occupy Wall Street, September 17, 2011. Wall Street barricaded and Zuccotti Park taken.


David Shankbone

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The Occupy Wall Street Creative Commons Project


Day 1 September 17 Photos - Preoccupation and Occupation Begins

Day 2 September 18 Photos - People settle in; cardboard sign menage begins

Day 3 September 19 Photos - Community forms; protest signs

Day 7 September 23 Photos - First rain, protest signs, life

Day 8 September 24 Photos - Pepper spray day, Zuni Tikka, people

Day 9 September 25 Photos

Day 12 September 28 Photos

Day 14 September 30 Photos

Day 16 October 2 Photos

Day 17 October 3 Photos

Day 20 October 5 Photos

Day 21 October 6 Photos - Naomi Klein

Day 23 October 8 - Faces of OWS

Day 28 October 13 - Tom Morello of RATM

Day 31 - protesting Chihuahua and The Daily Show

Day 36 - Parents and Kids Day and quite a crowd

Day 40 - protesting hotties, Reverend Billy and tents

Day 43 Photos - Snow storm at OWS of the first NYC winter snowfall

Day 47 - Solidarity with Occupy Oakland

Day 50 November 5

Day 52 November 7 - Jonathan Lethem, Lynn Nottage and Jennifer Egan

Day 53 November 8 - David Crosby and Graham Nash play OWS

Day 57 November 12 - Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey

Day 60 November 15 - Police evict protesters from Zuccotti


Occupy Colorado Springs Colorado on November 20


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  • kim 4y

    Wow, great picture of protecting that False Idol. Watch for Moses coming down the street.
  • Dave Michael 4y

    That's a lot of Bull!
  • David Shankbone 4y

    kim Thanks!
  • David Shankbone 4y

  • Dave Michael 4y

    David Shankbone . . . and I was not referring to the statue.
  • qwerty01yuiop 4y

    I hope the dupe protestors were able to enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee at starbucks after the protest followed by a trip to the apple store
  • Henew.Kenan 4y

    love it
  • Evan O'Neil 4y

    Excellent. Thanks for sharing with Creative Commons. I used this here:
  • David Shankbone 4y

    Evan O'Neil Thanks for the compliment and for letting me know.
  • Lynne Hand 4y

    He he - I love the photo, and I had to find you to tell you it's been featured here:-

    I wish they had linked to you though. It would have saved a lot of searching.

    I'll feature it as my photo of the month in the English magazine too.
  • Adam Gordon 4y

  • David Shankbone 4y

    Adam Gordon People have a hard time understanding that it's not "corporations" [most of] the protesters are against; it's corporate greed and how Wall Street has bought the political system. But...I guess for the simple-minded it's easier to say, "They buy coffee at Starbucks!" instead of actually listening to the issues the protesters talk about. There is a happy medium between "I hate corporations period" and "Let corporations do whatever they want so that our corporate benefactors might bless us by sprinkling a few crappy jobs on us", particularly since small businesses are responsible for 64% of all new jobs created.
  • David Shankbone 4y

    Lynne Hand Thanks for letting me know - I think they linked to it here under the photo on Wired where it lists Flickr as the source, although it's not obvious :-)
  • weindeb 3y

    Wonderful photo, truly iconic in suggesting much of what OWS is about and reaction to what it is about - namely, fear of the OWS message and protection of wealth and the wealthy über alles.
  • David Shankbone 3y

    weindeb Thank you so much for the compliment.
  • Mike Todd 3y

    Incredible image David.... I used it here:
  • David Shankbone 3y

    Mike Todd Thanks Mike I enjoyed reading the post.
  • Nellies 3y

    Thanks for sharing, love your photo! I have used it on my blog about New York in a post about the bull, still barricaded. Feel free to have a look: (it is all in Dutch though)

    Best, Nellies
  • David Shankbone 3y

    Nellies Hi Nellies - looks nice - I like the graphic design of your site.
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