First we take Manhattan: Wall Street revolution!
by Rastko Pocesta
After a great disappointment in Wisconsin, a new revolutionary movement is born – Occupy Wall Street! Heroic resistance of these brave people to global capitalism, which Wall Street symbolises, is truly inspiring. On the other hand, a shocking media blockade once again proves that there is no, nor there can be, press freedom in a capitalist society. The role of the media is that of an ideological state apparatus and that is what is crucial to understand when analysing the coverage (or lack of it) of the Wall Street revolution. The New York Times is the best example: