The 1979 march on Wall Street offered a smaller, more whimsical glimpse of what would come 30 years later. It’s fitting as a premonitory event, especially if one believes that the economic crises of the 1970s were never truly solved, but merely lay dormant before returning with a vengeance in 2008:
This is a short clip from the film “Early Warnings” that details the sit-in that happened on Wall Street on the 50th Anniversary of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. The protesters were demanding an end to financial support for the nuclear industry and the action was part of the larger occupations at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. The costumed figures on stilts are from the Bread and Puppet Theatre.
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