It’s time to come together and discover our own future. Here are some links.

A TED talk recorded in July of 2011- two months before the first day of Occupy Wall Street. The world has been waiting for us.

http://www.inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/12353/inside_the_frozen_zone_death_of_the_first_amendment/
A startling (and hella creepy) look at police treatment of press during Occupy crackdowns.

http://www.truth-out.org/arundhati-roy-people-who-created-crisis-will-not-be-ones-come-solution/1322765555
Why the police can dismantle our tents, forcibly remove us from our homes and try to misrepresent and silence us… but will never succeed in destroying this movement.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/republicans-being-taught-talk-occupy-wall-street-133707949.html
http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/30/mayor-bloomberg-i-have-my-own-army-11-30-11/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10251861-38.html
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being
And a few more links to keep you from sleeping at night. If that proposed bill passes, there’s an ever-increasing chance that no one will ever hear from me or my friends again. Sleep on that one.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/police-eviction/
And a deep, sad reflection by an embedded reporter on what Occupy has done so far and why these evictions are more than a bunch of tents being removed from parks.

While we’re all in this little bubble of sadness, looking for a way to move forward through our loss, take some time to think about what we’ve already created and how much we are going to achieve once we get our collective energy back. Occupy is calming down, but it’s far from over. We’re just evolving. And we’re doing it beautifully. See you in the future. ❤ ❤

Liz

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read the article:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/occupy-musicians-website-launches-20111121

and check out the site:
http://www.occupymusicians.com/

Portraits of the 99%

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

A big “Thank You” to Robert Schultze for sharing his blog with us. You need to see this! He has taken some stunning portraits of the 99%, they can be seen on his blog here.

He says “I had seen a lot of street portraits and photojournalist style photos of the protests, but I hadn’t seen anything very formal. About a month ago I set up a small studio backdrop with some reflectors and took about 50 portraits. I didn’t think a lot of it, I sent them to the OccupySF movement and thought I was done. The next day my website and my blog had crashed and I had messages from all over from people saying how inspiring my work was and that I should come to their city. Since then, I have been to 5 cities and have taken over 250 portraits.

If you can, please help him continue to fund this project.

Thanks to Brendan in Ottawa for sending us this video of Joey Shithead playing Fucked up Harper!

Brendan also sent us a link to his photos, check ’em out!

Please continue to send us eyewitness accounts, videos and photos and we’ll help broadcast it to the world! Don’t blame the media, be the media! Occupy Everything!

Stopped by Occupy Cal after seeing a propaganda film from 1926 Soviet Russia that glorified a revolution that went very, very wrong. Seeing the thousands of people hanging out, dancing to music, and just having a relaxed, happy time put me in a much better mood.

Seriously, I can be a very sarcastic, jaded supporter of the good fight- protest chants usually make me embarrassed for the chanters- but the times that I’ve been out on the streets as part of the Occupy Movement have restored my hope for mass movements in this country. It’s been exhilarating, especially the November 2nd General Strike that shut down the Port Of Oakland.

This morning, after doing a 3 hour music show on KALX (where I talked about the local Occupy movements again, hear part of last week’s show here), I stopped by Occupy Cal. It was peaceful, there were a dozen tent that were in the process of being packed up by the people who camped out all night, and the UC system didn’t fall apart. As you may know, last week’s attack by the police on peaceful Occupy Cal students was prompted by the Occupy kids daring to pitch a tent. (A real tent, not this) Imagine if the Chancellor of the University had stopped short of sending in the riot squad last week- then a ton of students wouldn’t have billyclub injuries and the UC & Alameda County Sheriff’s wouldn’t have so much extra overtime costs. (rolls eyes)

This is from the steps of Sproul Hall looking west last night, around 10pm. Dance party!

– Jesse Luscious

From Jared AT’s Mailorder Overlord and John The Baker, it’s an Occupy Wall Street special from Fucktard recorded the 1st week of November between stints at Occupy Oakland!


Corporate Rats by Fucktard

It seemed to be generally peaceful, and the arrests were of people doing civil disobedience.

7:16 a.m. | Hundreds of police officers raided Occupy Oakland and peacefully evicted protesters. Police in riot gear continued to surround the plaza and city officials were walking through the camp. The camp was declared a crime scene in order to keep the plaza closed off.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/13NTt)
http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/pulse-of-the-bay/police-officers-descend-occupy-oakland/

What’s the fucking point, Oakland government? Seriously… The encampment is “a crime scene?” I think you have it mixed up with the bank boardrooms across the street.

Today at 4pm, Oakland Library, 14th & Madison, it all starts again.