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SEATTLE POST-MAY DAY: Niketown vs. Wells Fargo

Niketown, Seattle, after May Day

Niketown, Seattle, back in business, not a scratch, a week later.

The May Day protests wreaked havoc in Seattle on May 1. Looking on my calendar, today, May 18, it is Engandered Species Day. That day, fortunately, does not inspire a rampage. So, let’s document this: It is May 18, 2012, over two weeks after May Day, and Wells Fargo remains looking shabby after it got its windows bashed in. It sustained less damage than Niketown but it has yet to pull itself together. Just an observation. Make of it what you will. I’m not sure if a statement is being made here or not on the part of Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo, Seattle, after May Day.

Wells Fargo, Seattle, over two weeks later.

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On May 7, 2012, Russians protested Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president in Moscow. Vladimir Putin has been in power since 1999. There was that stretch of time with Dmitry Medvedev as “president” while Putin was “prime minister” and now we’re back to Putin, all Putin. What’s sad is that his coronation, or whatever you want to call it, would not have caught the world’s attention, in quite the same way, had it not been for Julia Ioffe’s photo taken with her iPhone of a little kid appearing to confront a Russian anti-riot squad.

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