The manufactured punishment known as The Sequester is akin to ingesting a tapeworm to get skinny. You get skinny, but you then have tapeworms! Austerity is the stun-gun of the plutocrats, keeping us in constant crisis while natural and cultural resources once directed our way take a helium trip for the one percent grip. "SEQUESTER THIS," accompanied by a brand-new icon of glowing disapproval beamed from the bridges over Tampa as did some other anti-austerity messages that our friends in the Tampa Light Brigade took out last night. Austerity politics is class warfare.

Sequester message held over highway in Florida.

One of the unexpected treats of the Light Brigades going national is waking up on a Sunday morning with a Facebook feed full of amazing Saturday night bridge actions from around the country. This morning we at the Overpass Light Brigade did a little trans-geographical collaboration and created our new short-form fiction: overpass poetics. We hope you find our highway haiku a timely and compelling contribution to concrete poetry.

Overpass Light Brigade uses multiple messages for an anti-austerity graphic.


OLB: Question Austerity from Overpass Light Brigade on Vimeo.

Originally posted to noise of rain on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:19 AM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and Rebel Songwriters.

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