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Bill Talen A.K.A. Reverend Billy wants to give you back your neighborhoods if you vote him into the mayor's office. The Reverend who's been an strong activist against the corporatizing of civic life claims he will be starting his campaign for mayor of New York City. Since, the Reverend is a street performer/activists one may think this is some sort of publicity stunt, but perhaps not this time. In a letter to New York City friends, the Reverend, in part, says:
I believe that the current mayor considers New York City a corporation. This is a natural tendency for a Wall Street guy. Parks, libraries and schools, for instance, are viewed as not worthy of public support -- they must be privatized to pay their own way. This creates a snowball effect, in which our public commons is sold off to the highest bidder. The roadways are a disaster, certainly this is true in the neglected boroughs, but roads are a burden to this mayor, not an asset, and so they are ignored.
posted by Omar Robau @ 3/02/2009 01:09:00 AM