This post is current as of 10AM EST Monday, Oct. 3rd – updates (additional sponsors, prize money, judges added, etc.) will be added to this related page: Occupy Wall Street: Strike The Root
CURRENT POT: $400 (as of Sat. Oct 3rd)
UPDATE: October 18th, 2011
Drew Phillips Takes OWS Video Contest
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
- Henry David Thoreau
Striking the root is a concept advocated by abolitionist, individualist anarchist and trancendetalist Henry David Thoreau. He believed that striking the cause (the “root”) was preferable to hacking at the effects (the “branches”).