Children's author Lemony Snicket, real name Daniel Handler, is the latest high profile individual to advocate the Occupy movement against economic inequality. Snickett, best known as a narrator of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', posted his '13 Observations on Occupy Wall Street For Kids' on the website Occupy Writers.
Among his observations, written in his trademark comedic voice, Lemony told children, "People who say money doesn't matter are like people who say cake doesn't matter - it's probably because they've already had a few slices". Several of the points serve as pieces of advice, including, "Don't ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else - a stranger in the street, for example". Occupy Wall Street, the biggest single demonstration in the movement, has been based in New York's Zuccotti Park for several weeks. Partly inspired by Cairo's Tahir Sqaure protests, the demonstrations have attracted thousands of activists as well as numerous stars of the stage and screen. Comedian Russell Brand visited the protests on Wednesday evening (19th October 2011) and spent time chatting to campaigners while wearing a large plastic bag with a hole in the top. In 2009, he was spotted at the anti-G20 demonstrations in the City of London.
A known political activist, Handler helped set up LitPac - an American Political Action Committee aiming to support Democratic politicians and register voters through literary events.