Occupations at Wall Street and elsewhere (updated)

“While the initiators of Occupy Wall Street haven’t succeeded in their aim of turning lower Manhattan into a U.S. equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square, the action has provided a needed focal point for activists–both first-timers and veterans–who have been frustrated for years by the lack of sustained popular mobilization against the economic crisis and its devastating social consequences.” Read a piece on the occupations in New York and a number of other US cities here.

British writer Laurie Penny’s column on the Wall Street occupation is also worth reading here.