The Ballerina and the Bull

Occupy Cinema collective project Anna Pavlova’s dying swan dance onto the bull.

The Ballerina and the Bull

Occupy Cinema collective project Anna Pavlova’s dying swan dance onto the bull.

the merger of state and corporate power

carton-rouge:

> local PUBLIC law enforcement agencies distribute flyer on ‘domestic threats,’ to protect corrupt businesses from criticism
> local PUBLIC law enforcement agencies include in said flyer a warning that protesters might try to record …

timemagazine: TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

Saving American Democracy Amendment

Senator Bernie Sanders explains his proposed constitutional amendment to get corporate cash out of Washington.
Read more about the amendment at http://sanders.senate.gov

The top 1%

With 1% of Americans controlling 40% of the country’s wealth, Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines examines the gap between the rich and the rest.

Russians come out in force to protest against alleged electoral fraud

Russians come out in force to protest against alleged electoral fraud:

Up to 50,000 people braved the cold and snow on Saturday to turn out for the largest ever protest against the rule of prime minister Vladimir Putin.
Bolotnaya Square, across th…

Wall Street protesters vow to reoccupy on movement’s anniversary

Wall Street protesters vow to reoccupy on movement’s anniversary:
Activists at Occupy Wall Street have issued a call to thousands of protesters across the US to reoccupy outdoor public spaces to mark the movement’s three-month anniversary.
The Occ…

rtnt: Read This, Not That: Finding Community at Zuccotti…

rtnt:

Read This, Not That: Finding Community at Zuccotti Park
Writing for the New Yorker, George Packer brings us the story of a Seattle man who lost his job, sold his possessions, and took a cross-country bus to join Occupy Wall Street:

Kachel, exha…

carton-rouge: Radiohead and Massive Attack play at Occupy…

carton-rouge:

Radiohead and Massive Attack play at Occupy London Christmas party
Protesters at Occupy London had some surprise guests at a Christmas party last night. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Robert ‘3D’ del Naja from Massive Attack dropp…

Spot the differences: New York Times on Russia and Occupy

Spot the differences: New York Times on Russia and Occupy:
“Propaganda is to democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” ~ Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent (1988)
Consider this rather dramatic contrast: when 300 liberals are arrest…

Reclaiming Space, Public and Private

Reclaiming Space, Public and Private:

A remarkable thing happened several weeks ago in a small city in North Carolina. A group of Occupiers from Chapel Hill affiliated with the national movement, emboldened by similar actions by Occupiers in Oakla…

Occupy Homes lauds a radical new phase for the movement

Occupy Homes lauds a radical new phase for the movement:
The drive to stop foreclosures and squat bank property marks a radical shift from the occupation of public space to the public repossession of private property.
 
The Occupy movement is racke…

Inspiration from Occupy India

1% not getting the message? Try poisonous vipers.

#OCCUPY jam of the day:
Fed up with systemic corruption, criminal bribery and change at a snails-pace, an Indian snake charmer named Hakkul released a sack of venomous vipers in his …

Next Step: Loan Strike!

Next Step: Loan Strike!:
Occupy Wall Street and their far-flung allies might as well give up on addressing their demands to the government, at least for the time being. The slogan ought to be something like “We’re tired of being pawned off on t…

Today, more than two million public sector workers across the…

Today, more than two million public sector workers across the United Kingdom are on the picket lines, protesting planned cuts to their pensions and austerity measures. The strike includes transport workers, teachers, health workers and other government…

Ex-Seattle chief: ‘Occupy’ police use ‘failed’ tactics

Ex-Seattle chief: ‘Occupy’ police use ‘failed’ tactics:
Police across the US have been criticised for their actions in clashes with Occupy Wall Street protesters. The man who led the police response to the Battle in Seattle protests at the 1999 WTO…

One of your #OWS colleagues is working on a group survey project of those sympathetic to the Occupy…

One of your #OWS colleagues is working on a group survey project of those sympathetic to the Occupy movement and its relation to other social movements, and he would love to have some responses from you.
If you have time, please fill out his survey. It…

chasewhiteside: rtnt: Read This, Not That: Revolution Without…

chasewhiteside:

rtnt:
Read This, Not That: Revolution Without Violence?
Written in spring of 2011, while the world was captivated by the Arab Spring and long before the first protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park, this look at the history of civil r…

This — and other gorgeous Occupy posters from around the…

This — and other gorgeous Occupy posters from around the world — available at Occuprint.org.

Lobbying firm’s memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street ( submission from vangard)

Lobbying firm’s memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street ( submission from vangard):
“…CLGC’s memo proposes that the ABA pay CLGC $850,000 to conduct “opposition research” on Occupy Wall Street in order to construct “negative n…

#N17 Day of Action

DemocracyNow: Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone.

Decolonization, violence, and the future of OWS

Decolonization, violence, and the future of OWS:
Since today is supposed to be a “day of action” — and certainly hasn’t failed to deliver in this respect — I think it’s important to talk about just what kind of action is desperately neede…

uncleclark: OCCUPY WALLSTREET – POSTER

uncleclark:

OCCUPY WALLSTREET – POSTER

This Home is Occupied!In the last few days a number of Occupy tent citie

This Home is Occupied! In the last few days a number of Occupy tent cities have been dismantled by the police, including Occupy Oakland, Occupy Portland, and in Canada, Occupy Nova Scotia and Occupy London, among others.  How does the Occupy movement continue to grow and flourish in the wake of these foreclosures?  Expect surprises [...]