The Corporatist State 2011 Shankbone

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

    David Shankbone
    Good Magazine: The (Un)Official Occupy Wall Street Photographer's 15 Favorite Frames

    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

    Do you want to see the Occupy Wall Street series laid out thematically? Click here

    Daniel Doucette, crockettooo, and 32 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. kimd65 42 months ago | reply

      Wow, great picture of protecting that False Idol. Watch for Moses coming down the street.

    2. aardvark_foto 42 months ago | reply

      That's a lot of Bull!

    3. aardvark_foto 42 months ago | reply

      . . . and I was not referring to the statue.

    4. qwerty01yuiop 42 months ago | reply

      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

    5. invisible consequential 41 months ago | reply

      Excellent. Thanks for sharing with Creative Commons. I used this here:

    6. david_shankbone 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the compliment and for letting me know.

    7. Lynne Hand 41 months ago | reply

      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.

    8. Adam Overdrive Gordon 41 months ago | reply


    9. david_shankbone 41 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. david_shankbone 41 months ago | reply

      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 :-)

    11. weindeb 40 months ago | reply

      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.

    12. david_shankbone 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for the compliment.

    13. Mike Todd 40 months ago | reply

      Incredible image David.... I used it here:

    14. david_shankbone 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks Mike I enjoyed reading the post.

    15. Nellies78 38 months ago | reply

      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

    16. david_shankbone 38 months ago | reply

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

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