Unquestionably the most-asked question I've heard regarding the fledgling #occupywallstreet movement is, "what do they want?" Unquestionably the best answer I've heard from those participating in the ongoing protest comes from these short films below: "It's not a protest about being against something, it's a way to formulate something new." We can't say if this is the revolution, but it's certainly nice to see people displaying agency.
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Creative Statement: "We want to share insights into the formation of a new social movement as it is still taking shape in real time. The video was shot during the 5th and 6th day of the occupation. This idea to occupy the financial district in New York City was inspired by recent uprisings in Spain, Greece, Egypt, and Tunisia which most of us were following online. Despite of the corporate media's effort to silence the protests, and Yahoo's attempt to to censor it in e-mail communication, the occupation is growing in numbers and spreading to other cities in the US and abroad."
Creative Statement: "We the people have found our voice" (NYC General Assembly, September 27, 2011). "If it’s our sharing that makes us powerful, why return to normal? This life is more worth living than the one we left behind" (Leaflet, Solidarity March with Occupy Wall Street, October 5, 2011). "How do our voices of dissent encounter each other? Do we really want to merge our raging cacophony into a unified political agenda? What if the voice of the people is always in a mode of becoming? Welcome to the hidden track of Occupy Wall Street: We are discovering new ways in which our desires can resonate together. This space is our sonogram of potential."