Danny Schechter, known as the News Dissector, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 72. I was sad to hear this, he was an intrepid investigative reporter and a fighter for human rights. He will be missed. I interviewed him during the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zucotti Park in 2011.
I managed to trek around downtown today without finding much of Occupy Wall Street. Black helicopters hovered over-head. I showed up at noon for the rally at Washington Square Park. The entrances were partially restricted with barricades and there were about 50 cops there. No protesters were there. I left about a quarter after and walked down Thompson Street to Zuccotti Park. The entire park was surrounded by barricades. On Broadway I found this guy with his creation honoring Occupy, a couple of people with anarchist literature, three people drumming, and a couple of more people with signs. They said everyone had left to go to Washington Square. At that point I gave up and entered the incredibly confusing new Fulton Street subway station, where I was unable to find the J train and settled for the A to the F to get back home.
I need to go back and check this closer and see if it is pasted on or rendered on-site on the bumpy surface of the shed. The line work is masterful, doubly so if not pre-rendered. Update: It is by Cassie Lynn O’Neal here’s a photo of her drawing it on the shed.