NYArts and Broadway Gallery, Occupy Wall St.

Occupy Wall Street: NYC Wakes Up
Rose Hobart

Late 16th France, while one of the richest and most powerful nations in Europe at the time, was facing formidable economic difficulty. Louis XVI, his ministers, and the nobility quickly found themselves unpopular. This was largely due to the fact, that the peasant classes were burdened with incredibly high taxes levied to support wealthy aristocrats and their lavish lifestyles. This was the start of the French Revolution. Sound familiar?

History repeats itself. As artists, activists, and people of all walks of life gather to occupy Wall Street, we realize that some things change, others stay the same. On this list includes: rising unemployment, slashes to education and the arts, the disparity between the rich and poor.

 

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