So this video was posted in October but I stumbled across it recently so I decided to share it with you. This video is all about frames. Notice how Tom Morello is thrown questions in frames like “Which one is you favorite occupy movement?” and “Which occupy movement do you think has the most potential to make change?” You have to watch out for those frames. They’re meant to control the conversation and many times will include false choices. Ever so deftly Morello dismantles the frames, adds new ones and answers the barrage of questions quickly and intelligently leaving little room to be misquoted. Also, check out his stance on the job President Obama is doing, which hasn’t turned into some crushing disappointment, as Morello keeps the realistic stance he had about the president the whole time. Well done.
Well, I think in the Occupy movements this is probably what I’ve been waiting to see all this time. This video is what prompted me to write What I Wanted To See At Occupy Wall Street And What I Actually Saw because at Occupy Oakland I finally felt I got to see what I wanted and needed to see at these Occupy movements given the state of things. Continue reading
Photo Credit: Madam Toussaint
So to be clear I did not actually go to Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti/Liberty Park in Manhattan. I did got to Out of the Park and into the Streets, 99% Day of Action in November. I can tell you what I saw at Out of the Park, what I wanted to see at Occupy Wall Street and I can also tell I finally saw what I wanted to see at Occupy Wall Street at Occupy Oakland. Finally seeing what I wanted to see is what prompted me to write this. More on that later. First up was what I wanted to see at Occupy Wall Street which you can read here. Continue reading
So to be clear, as a New York City resident I did not actually go to Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti/Liberty Park in Manhattan. I did get to Out of the Park and into the Streets. 99% Day of Action in November. I can tell you what I saw at Out of the Park, what I wanted to see at Occupy Wall Street and I can also tell I finally saw what I wanted to see at Occupy Wall Street at Occupy Oakland. More on that later. First up, what I wanted to see at Occupy Wall Street. Continue reading
I was so proud to see that fellow blogger and urban organic gardener extraordinaire CanarsieBK, Mike Lieberman, speaking at Occupy L.A. earlier this month. His topic was growing your own food, the similarities between the food and financial industries and how we can be the change we want to see.
Last night after 1am the park’s owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city had the police hand out notices to the occupiers of Zuccotti Park, renamed Liberty Park by the occupiers. They cited supposed unsanitary and hazardous conditions in the park. They were then forcibly evicted by the baton-wielding police dressed in riot gear in the middle of the night with that little notice in a way no landlord would get away with. You can watch some of the video from it below. Continue reading
“One of the earliest supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Council Member Rodriguez had come to the park as soon as he heard police might be evicting the protesters.” -The councilman’s spokesman David Segal
UPDATE: Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez was 2 blocks away from the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park, but was assaulted by the police, swept up in the raid and arrested. He was released without bail yesterday. The councilman faces misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing government administration. He’s due back in court Jan. 20.
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Last night after 1am the park’s owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city had the police dressed in riot gear forcibly evict the Occupy Wall Streeters. 70 persons were arrested, including upper Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.