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May 22
lotsa people in the activist community fucking suck, or maybe not the people themselves just the way they go about things

lotsa people in the activist community fucking suck, or maybe not the people themselves just the way they go about things


Jan 24
Forty-six artists, including Shepard Fairey, have contributed black-and-white artwork to the Police Brutality Coloring Book, a 48-page DIY publication inspired by incidents of violent police action against Occupy Wall Street activists.
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Forty-six artists, including Shepard Fairey, have contributed black-and-white artwork to the Police Brutality Coloring Book, a 48-page DIY publication inspired by incidents of violent police action against Occupy Wall Street activists.

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Jan 21
“Because people are so used to single-issue organizing, when we first started it was difficult for some to wrap their minds around the idea of an organization that was not just about job issues or just about housing issues, but would deal equally with both, and beyond.” Build Your Own Solidarity Network zine 


Oct 10

In just a matter of months, Vallejo has been catapulted from anonymous student body president to Latin American folk hero with more than 300,000 Twitter followers. Type her name into Google and there are more than 160,000 results just from the past 24 hours. Brazilian students now parade her as a VIP guest at their marches, the Chilean president invites her to negotiate a settlement and when she calls for a show of strength hundreds of thousands of students throughout Chile take to the streets. As an adept and wildly popular social media phenomenon, Vallejo has risen to become the most recognisable face of the student protesters.

Throughout the six-month revolt, Chilean students – in many cases led by 14- and 15-year-olds – have seized the streets of Santiago and major cities, provoking and challenging the status quo with their demand for a massive restructuring of the nation’s for-profit higher education industry. In support of their demands for free university education, since May they have organised 37 marches, which have gathered upwards of 200,000 students at a time.

Damn, Camila Vallejo is badass. So are these Chilean girls who have occupied their school for 5 MONTHS. Last week talks between the government and the student leaders broke down and the government crackdown left 250 people arrested and 30 injured. A general strike, supported by unions, is planned for October 18-19. (via mayaslinklings)

I assigned her as a person in our project and presentation on women nonviolent leaders. She is certainly getting popular and is bad ass. 

(via strugglingtobeheard)

So good. I wish I could do my political science essay on this protest wah.

(via rematiration-deactivated2013111)


Oct 8

pococcupywallstreet:

Movement for Justice in El Barrio at Occupy Wall St. (on occupied
indigenous land)

This Sunday, October 9th at 6 p.m., members of Movement for Justice in
El Barrio, an organization that is part of the Zapatista initiated The
Other Campaign have been invited and will participate in Occupy Wall
St. (on occupied indigenous land)

They will share a message written by the humble immigrant community of
East Harlem on their seven-year struggle for dignity and against
neoliberal displacement. In this message, they will speak on their
vision of the world, their analysis of the problems that besiege it,
and how they seek to change it. They will offer their grain of sand
and make echo the voice of all the dignified people who are struggling
to build a new world from below and to the left.

“For Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the struggle for justice means
fighting for the liberation of women, immigrants, lesbians, people of
color, gays and the transgender community. We all share a common enemy
and its called neoliberalism. Neoliberalism wishes to divide us and
keep us from combining our forces. We will defeat this by continuing
to unite our entire community until we achieve true liberation for
all.” -Words of Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Sunday, October 9 at 6 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Zuccotti Park
(Underneath big red sculpture)

Broadway & Cedar St. nr. Liberty St., at SE corner of Liberty Plaza/
Zucotti Park; TRANSIT: #4, 5 to Wall St. (north exits) or to Fulton; R
(not N) to Rector St. (at Trinity Pl.) or to Cortlandt St. (at Church
St.: both platforms now open); A, C to Broadway-Nassau (at Fulton); J
to Fulton (at Nassau); #1 to Rector (at Greenwich); Broadway bus;
Varick St. bus; Water St.

(via reinventionoftheprintingpress-d)


Oct 7
“Progressive social movements do not simply produce statistics and narratives of oppression; rather, the best ones do what great poetry always does: transport us to another place, compel us to relive horrors, and, more important, enable us to imagine a new society. We must remember that the conditions and the very existence of social movements enable participants to imagine something different, to realize that things need not always be this way. It is that imagination, that effort to see the future in the present, that I call “poetry” or “poetic knowledge.”” Finding The Strength To Love And Dream by Robin D.G. Kelley (via newwavefeminism)

skylark11:

carton-rouge:

“Right Here All Over” - #OCCUPYWALLSTREET Montage by Alex Mallis

Easily the best clip I’ve seen so far. <3

really stoked that my friends and i are traveling to the city for the weekend, and will be spending part of saturday here. i wish i could leave school and spend time down there, but perhaps something will start in albany..
anyway, stand up or be educated or both for the cause. it’s going to be quite revolutionary, in hope. 

(via phoenixandthecarpet)


Oct 6

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