The Days of the Commune

a work in progress in solidarity with OWS -  live and online

Citizens join us!
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1.30pm, March through May, we come to Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) to work on The Days of the Commune, a play by Bert Brecht. Each scene in the play denotes one day. Each day is documented and posted on our website

The Paris Commune of 1871 was the first example in modern history of an occupation in which working people took over their own neighborhoods and practiced direct democracy. Many different left groups worked together and women played an important part defining and demanding feminist principles that paved the way for our future. Times have changed, OWS faces pepper spray; the Communards were confronted with live ammunition, but their belief in taking their future into their own hands, in standing up to the wealthy in leading by example instead of by force, is as relevant today as it was then.