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Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this post finds itself another one of those attempts to maintain web 2.0  social media user generated content for this blagh and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible. And so that topic of racism has been in the news a lot lately. So much that it has spawned a bazillion or more Facebook event invites having to do with racism, fascism and beyond. And in my own thoughts, someone said to me at Union Square Park the other day as I was vending those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #nopolicestate, #berniesanders, #yoga and #berooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each with that Black Lives Matter sign that I usually display that creates dialogue and conversation, amongst the most comments being “Yes they do” or “All lives matter”.  Though again, just this past week someone, a couple of people asked me within the span of an hour the same question that sticks in my mind, “When did racism begin?”, both of these people asked. And it was sort of the same answer with both of these people. Since the beginning of time, in the bible or something, when Satan was cast out of heaven or when he betrayed Adam or Eve or something and this discrimination was passed on through Jacob or John or Abraham or one of those disciples in the bible or something throughout all his descendants and generations. And for some reason I find their theories believable. And then there is that comment again from that Black Lives Matter Art Show at Northside Festival this past season or so from another person who commented on that topic of Black Lives Matter, or I guess racism, how can something be changed that has been instilled in us, in humanity, since the beginning of time when black means bad, dark, evil and white means good, light? These questions I am unable to answer, only to say is another world possible? No one is free when others are oppressed.  And then there is this t-shirt I read somewhere with the words Black, White, Red, Yellow, Brown….. Human. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

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A Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017

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And even though according to Jeff Stark’s Nonsense NYC list,

Friday, July 14
* What the Float: Summer in the Park, Manhattan
* Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night, Queens
* Max Power Presents, Queens
* Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, July 15
* Third Annual Chicken Shit Bingo, Brooklyn
* A Gathering For Introverts, Brooklyn
* Thirteenth Annual Filmshop Presents Showcase, Brooklyn
* Love Hotel, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Revival, Brooklyn
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Flooding With Love for the Kid, Brooklyn
* Southern Comfort: Atlanta to Astoria, Queens
* Str8 West Coastin’, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, July 16
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Procession, Manhattan
* The Grand Victorian Garden Tea, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, July 18
* Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo, Manhattan
* The UnSex Show, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, July 19
* Flashback the 70s: Vol. 2, Brooklyn
* Drunk Science, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, July 20
* Exhabitations, Manhattan
* The 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Social’s Super Belated 5-Year Anniversary Party, Queens

and a host of other events are happening in that New York City area this week, I still somehow found myself attempting to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn and #harlem necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at this years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival much the same as I did at last years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival.  And the photos that find themselves posted above kind of remain the same, yet they are a little different.  And this years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017 Facebook event invite reads something like:

We are hosting our Third annual 1 day street festival within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue) on 116 street on July 15th, 2016 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.

Visit http://goafricaharlem.org/ for more information.

The street festival will take place within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116th street on July 15th in the year 2017 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.
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The Street festival among other things be a celebration of the city’s African diversity with excellent displays of the unique goods and services provided by African & Caribbean merchants on 116th street and throughout the NYC metro area.
We will also have two pavilions (2) showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs.
Preference has been given to African Merchants in the city of New York for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their goods and services.

Have a great Go Africa Harlem Street Festival day and more.

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Black Lives Matter Art Show at Northside Festival 2017

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Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. I think, as in that Basquiat movie quote from that Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat mural that finds itself posted above that was found on the streets around 10th and Bedford Avenue during that BLOCK PARTY at Northside Festival in New York City this past weekend.  And Northside Festival gave me the opportunity to drag that Black Lives Matter artwork out of the closet again to do another one of those Black Lives Matter Went To Northside Festival art shows, or part of it, or some version of it as I did at their festival last year and to post on this blog that Black Lives Matter Art Show went to another event, or something like that. And the rain held off and the sun felt as if it was a thousand degrees on this Northside Festival 2017 weekend in New York City.
And this years BLOCK PARTY at Northside Festival read something like as follows:
June 10 – June 11
Bedford L Stop
1PM to 6PM
 
Northside Block Party // Williamsburg Walks 


On June 10th-11th, Williamsburg’s main drag – Bedford Avenue will transform into a public park (from Metropolitan Avenue to N.12th Street). Temporary wall units for live painting, interactive installations and workshops, and engaging sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks for the community to enjoy! See you at the Block Party! 

Come see the work of these talented artists and exciiting business!

Nyssa Frank @nyssa_art

Black Lives Matter Art Show https://nopolicestategirl.net/

Chinon Maria Studio & Maven Murals @chinonmaria

Stickymonger and Andrea Kang @stickymonger & @harlow_bear

El Museo de Los Sures & Taiwanese American Arts Council
http://www.southsideunitedhdfc.org/museo.html
http://www.taac-us.org/

Niizeki Hiromi @niizeki_hiromi www.niizekihiromi.com

Kelly Denato @nopunchbacks

J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes

Brooklyn Draw Jam @ brooklyndrawjam

John P. Dessereau @johnsville.studio

Francesca Marguerite Maximé @francescamaxime

Jason Heuer @ jason_heuer
133 Design Collective @133designcollective

Williamsburg Charter Highschool www.thewcs.org

Seth Failla www.sethfailla.com

Scott Walker @scottliamwalker

James Orchard-Hays @jamesorchardhays,

Hiraku @Hirakunyc

Suerpchief Gallery NY @superchiefgallery

Mumbot @mumbot

Ian Ferguson @hydeon

Stephen Faillace @stephen_faillace

The Strangers Project @StrangersProj

Jacob Thomas jacobthomasart.com

Natalie Lucre @cultofshe

Christine Stoddard/The Collage Forest http://www.quailbell.com/

Zoey Hart www.zoeyahart.wordpress.com

Mad Gleam Press https://www.madgleampress.com/

Natalia Zamparini www.facebook.com/natybynature

Bown-Osborne Studio

Scott Chasse @scott__chasse

The Art Rising https://www.theartrising.com/

WTLMS www.wtlms.com

KPISS. FM www.kpiss.fm

Stage of Aces @StageOfAces

IncrediPole http://www.incredipole.com/

Hosh Yoga http://www.hoshyoga.org/

Brooklyn Fox Lingerie http://brooklynfoxlingerie.com/

Twenty Sided Store http://twentysidedstore.com/

Artists & Fleas https://www.artistsandfleas.com/

Turkey’s Nest

Gibson http://thegibsonnyc.com/

Soft Spot Bar http://softspotbar.com/

Brooklyn Charm https://www.brooklyncharm.com/

Sweet Chick http://sweetchick.com/

The Meatball Shop https://www.themeatballshop.com/

HeadCount https://www.headcount.org/

Freelancers Union https://www.freelancersunion.org/

North Brooklyn Angels http://northbrooklynangels.nationbuilder.com/

 
And someone said to me on this day as they pondered those thoughts on Black Lives Matter, a particular thought that stuck in my mind, that “Black means evil and white means good”, and that this thought has been instilled in us since the beginning of time and can this ever be changed?
And I seemed to have taken a photo of everything but those Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter thoughts that were written on the banners themselves on this day, though some of those thoughts in addition to other Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter thoughts written on banners on this day if I were to read them were:
1.  We are alive
2.  Yes, Black Lives Matter, sktop the diversity chatter!
3.  life is a gift, a black person life is just as important as anyone else!!!
4.  Beyond the race on life is on life.
5.  ALL Lives MATTER!!
6.  All lives can’t possibly matter until Black Lives, animal lives are not being slaughtered every day.  Black lives, black justice are 5 times likely to a longer sentence that white & black women are in terms. Research!
7.  (In response to 6), America forgot what it stood for!  We will get this back! RESIST!
8.  It’s a shame we even have to say it!
9.  Black lives Matters isn’t just about black people. it represents every culture & every minority that is the underdog. – Vi2
10.  The Black Lives Matter Movement is the voice of the survivors – Wordsconnect
11.  We are FAMILY!!
12.  Let’s all come together As All Lives Matter – Real people see all colors. Black Lives Matter….
13.  BLM = ALWAYS HERE NEVER LEFT BEHIND
14.  #Don’t Be Horrible Love always wins!
15.  BLACK Lives Are Sacred
16.  All lives matter
17.  RISE ABOVE!
18.  I matter, my brother matters, my son matters, my father matters, my uncles matter, my nephews matter, my black  family matters.
19.  black people are beautiful, amazing, INCREDIBLE.  – Logic. PLD
20.  #BLM  Too much to say.  We all need to open up and create a community unafraid to face discomfort & stand up for another.
21,  Lets all come together as All Lives Matter – Real people see all colors. Black Lives Matter….
22.  POWERFUL
23.  Be Proud oF being BLACK – Ellie
24.  WE WANT EQUALITY YOU SONS OF A BITCHES!!!
25.  Equality by Force Dump Dump
26.  Equality for all
27.  we are not free with discrimination
28.  KIA KAHA
29.  should be a f*ckin no – brainer! LOVE U
30.  PEACE LOVE LIGHT CONQUERS ALL
31.  Brown & Black people should unite as one to defend racism together!  Together we will can be one.
32.  De Segregate the NYC schools Be TOGETHER! LEARN TOGETHER
33.  Black Lives Matter!
34.  Everyone deserves the same thing
35.  WE CAN MAKE GREAT CHANGE WALKING HAND IN HAND!
36.  Everyone should be treated like human
37.  No individual can be truly, fully happy, free and at peace until every single person is.  We are all more united, more unbreakably one than cultural systems would have us believe.  Thank you, thank you for your heart – ful work, BLM, for fighting the good fight.  for not just POC, but for the soul of humanity.
38.  I LOVE BLACK LIVES BLACK LIVES MATTER IN SOLIDARITY. JAY
39.  White people stop being afraid.  Your lives matter but you’re not getting killed because of your skin tone!  This movement is important. NEEDED
40.  White silence is violence.  Madelinefiorio
41.  EQUALITY
42.  ALthough racism exists, so does LOVE, HONOR, Respect and acceptance.  We need more of this to conquer hatred!  #LOVE
43,  Maylin not racist
44.  My life, your life, our life.  We share the f*cking earth.  It’s not your’s.  It’s -OURS-.
45.  Diversity is what makes the world wonderful.
46.  Close your eyes and you will see we are all humans.  One Love xx
47.  Yes!  THEY HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED (Peace, Justice, Love to all people!)
48.  Let there be peace on earth.  Let it begin with me.
49.  MISSY
And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, I think.  And those global revolution Occupy Wall Street and all things police brutality and beyond Black Lives Matter movements are still moving fast, I think.  Have a great Black Lives Matter Art Show @ Northside Festival day and more.
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A Squatter May Day Concert

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Well it’s that time of year again where that Gregorian calendar rolls around to where I can just recycle those Memorial Day blagh posts in an attempt to maintain social media web 2.0 user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible. Though instead, I guess I will just post some of those photos and video I took at that Spook City in Tompkins Square (Part 2) concert in Tompkins Square Park this past Memorial Day weekend, as I have found myself going to those Squatter May Day Concerts in Tompkins Square Park every so often, or what not.  And so I found myself singing a no police state song and vending that DecorForU#blacklivesmatter, notmypresident, #Occupywallstreet , berniesanders. #nopolicestate , #theshadow , #eastvillage & #lowereastside necklaces, magnets. key chains & pins for $1 each at Chris Flash’s concert this year.  And I can’t exactly remember what year anniversary this squatter May Day concert is, though I think it is around a 25 year anniversary since those Tompkins Square Park Riots happened in 1988. And that Spook City Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

FREE show 

In keeping with the traditional Squatter MayDay shows from 1988 onward and in commemoration of the Memorial Day Riot of May 27, 1991. On the side, there will be band merch, literature, and info tables.

Featuring:

• The Undead
• The Omega Men
• Coach N’ Commando
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC
• After The Burn

And what else can words say, as every picture tells a story as in those photos and video that find themselves posted above.  And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?  Have a great Memorial Day Squatter May Day Spook City concert day and more.

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May Day NYC

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And so according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall, or table, yesterday was that International Workers Day of May Day in that city of New York and around the world I assume.  And those global revolutions of May Day, Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter are still moving fast, I think.

And according to that Mayday Glitter Graphics website, May Day – Beltane The first of May has long been celebrated with the traditional rite of spring. Dancing around the May pole is a tradition in many different cultures that dates back for centuries. While May Day has its roots in the pagan festival of Beltane, it is still celebrated throughout England and Europe as a celebration of fertility and the coming of the new spring.
And so I found myself passing by the peripheral and outer edges of one of those May Day events at Union Square Park in New York City yesterday, enough to take a few photos with that social media cell phone camera as in those photos that find themselves posted above of that Peoples Power Assemblies, NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatteInternational League of Peoples’ Struggle – ILPS USCosecha NYC and Workers World Party May Day Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees & All Workers! May Day event. And according to that Facebook event calendar, some of those other May Day events in that city of New York area on this day were #MAYDAY: WE SHUT IT DOWN #maydaynycMayday Anti-Speciesist + Anti-Decolonial Nonhuman Rights Bloc and May 1st NYC: Basta Ya! Stop The Attacks on Immigrants. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. Have a great day after May Day and more.

 

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Decor For U

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Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And so when I can’t think of anything to blog about on this blog in an attempt to maintain web 2.0 user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible, I guess I find myself  posting about DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #NoFascistUSA, #yoga, #eastvillage, #harlem and #brooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins that are now available at Quimby’s Bookstore NYCAnyone ComicsSisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, Inc. Revolution Books New York  and Bluestockings Bookstore for $2 each! in that New York City area after finding themselves being vended at various markets and bazaars in that New York City area and even Union Square Park when the weather permits, or something like that. And so what else is there that I can blogger say about this Black Lives Matter jewelry that I have not already said in Black Lives Matter jewelry time except that on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, I think. And those all things global revolution Occupy Wall Street and all things police brutality and beyond Black Lives Matter movements are still moving fast, I think.  And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State? Have a great DecorForU jewelry day and more. Black Lives Matter. Occupy Art. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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