La pelota sigue creciendo …Vanity Fair y Vlad Teichberg están ahí. Hace casi un año avisaba de que el movimiento 15M estaba teledirigido por intereses financieros desde Wall Street, liderado por un tipo que había instalada su cuartel general en la calle Pez en Madrid.
Desde entonces, este hombre había aparecido en todos los medios de masa más importantes del mundo, desde la BBC, hasta NBC, la CNN y la revista New Yorker. ¡Ahora le ha tocado a Vanity Fair! A ver si esta vez la gente empiezan de entender cómo funciona el engaño.
¡Llegó la hora de sacar nuestros cerebros a pasear!
Translation: The ball continues to grow … and Vlad Teichberg and Vanity Fair are there. Almost a year ago I warned you that 15-M movement was remote-controlled by financial interests from Wall Street, led by a guy who had installed his headquarters at Calle Pez in Madrid. Since then, this man has appeared in all mass media in the world, from the BBC to NBC, CNN and the New Yorker. Now it’s Vanity Fair time! Let’s see if this time people begin to understand how the deception works. It’s time to get our brains out for a ride!
Revolution Number 99
America was full of angry people in September 2011, when a few hundred citizens decided to make their anger count. V.F.’s oral history of Occupy Wall Street shows how the spark was lit in Zuccotti Park as a disparate, passionate mix of activists, celebrities, and accidental protesters changed the national conversation.
Related slide show: “The Revolution Will Be Graphic-Designed.” By Max Chafkin With additional reporting by Alexandra Beggs, Mark Guiducci, Jaime Lalinde, Elizabeth Nicholas, Rebecca Sacks and Kaitlin Sanders
PHOTOGRAPH © STEVEN GREAVES/CORBIS.
COMING HOME Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrate being allowed to return to Zuccotti Park after their early-morning eviction on November 15, 2011.
On September 17, several hundred people marched to an empty square in Lower Manhattan—a place so dull that the bankers and construction workers in the neighborhood barely knew it was there—and camped out on the bare concrete. They would be joined, over the next two months, by thousands of supporters, who erected tents, built makeshift institutions—a field hospital, a library, a department of sanitation, a free-cigarette dispensary—and did a fair amount of drumming.
It was easy to infer from the signs protesters carried what the grievances that gave rise to Occupy Wall Street were: an ever widening gap between rich and poor; a perceived failure by President Obama to hold the financial industry accountable for the crisis of 2008; and a sense that money had taken over politics.
The amazing thing about the Occupy Wall Street movement is not that it started—America was full of fed-up people at the end of 2011—but that it worked. With a vague agenda, a nonexistent leadership structure (many of the protesters were anarchists and didn’t believe in leaders at all), and a minuscule budget (as of December, they’d raised roughly $650,000—one-eighth of Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign haul), the occupiers in Zuccotti Park nevertheless inspired similar protests in hundreds of cities around the country and the world. What they created was, depending on whom you asked, either the most important protest movement since 1968 or an aimless, unwashed, leftist version of the Tea Party.