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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.
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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.

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OLB: Question Austerity from Overpass Light Brigade on Vimeo.

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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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