Occupy Wall Street forcibly ended—but force can’t end this.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 15, 2011
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^ NY Times page one.

Occupy Wall Street is Dead. Long live Occupy Wall Street!

Click here for video of the police action last night.

In Britain, when the Queen passes away, the cry goes out: The Queen is Dead! Long Live the Queen! In that spirit, Occupy is not a place. It can not be killed, unless we all sit back down. As Bill Moyers urged us:

“I don’t think Occupy Wall Street will have the influence they want unless they do what the tea party did and take over the nominating process. Unless they do, they will never have the satisfaction that they want and that the civil rights movement, say, had back in the 1950s and ’60s.”

Force won’t end Occupy Wall Street: only equity will.

Last night, police forcibly cleared Zucotti Park, ending—for now—a nearly two-month occupation in service of the greater good, bringing awareness to unprecedented corporate greed and corruption and inequity in these United States of America that we love so dearly.

From the NY Times, which has had this on the front page since last night (don’t lump them in with complaints about media censorship, please):

Overnight, hundreds of New York City police officers cleared Zuccotti Park of the Occupy Wall Street protesters and arrested dozens of people, forcing the two-month-old protest that had spawned a movement into a new and uncertain phase. As of 11 a.m., the protesters were trying to retake the park, and had also occupied a lot owned by Trinity Church a mile north, at Canal Street.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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