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An Occupy Wall Street 5 Year Anniversary

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And so I came across this Occupy Wall Street 2016 event at Zuccotti Park in facebookland the other day and found myself at this event just yesterday, an event where there seemed to be more polizei in attendance than people, in an attempt to vend those DecorForU #berniesanders, #blacklivesmatter and #occupywallstreet necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins or $1 each at this event that was systematically shut down years ago. And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond movements Black Lives Matter are still moving fast as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. And that Occu – Evolve schedule for that Occupy Wall Street 5 Year Anniversary at Zuccotti Park read something like:

OCCUPY WALL STREET 5 YEARS (STILL HERE)!

SCHEDULE

10:00am Homecoming-Meet and Greet

11:00am-Press Conference

11:30am-7:30pm- Presentations,Tour and Panels12:00pm-1:00pm-TPP Panel(Time of Specific Panels and Topics TBA)

1:00pm-How to Stop The Empire-Special Performance by Dan Kinch

1:00pm-3:00pm-Intenational Livestream Call In @Zuccotti

2:00pm-2:45pm-System Change NOT Climate Change

8:00pm-Assembly of the 99%

8:30pm-City-Wide Convergence-March

From Wall Street to City Hall to One Police Plaza to the African Burial Ground

www.s17for2016.com
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET2016


And so what else is there that I can say that has not already been said in Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter time except #occupywallstreer2016, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street Worldwide. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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I Am No Queen

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And I have posted this passage on my other blog every so often, so much, that I thought to post it on this blog once again.

I am no Queen
I sit a widow and shall see sorrow
I kannot walk any further
my journey may end here
there are no words to take away the pain
to replace a person who is gone
my eyes are dim and heavy with grief
I kannot close them
I do not wish to see the darkness they hold
this this which I have greatly feared
has come upon me with trembling
kausing all my bones to shake
I am scared with dreams and terrified
with visions of what will my funeral be like
when I die today at this very moment
will there be a funeral
who will come and who will pay
will they eulogize me and what will they say
leave me to sit and decay
make me your centerpiece in a chair dressed up dead
preserve me with spices, mummify me
let the birds of the air pluck me
the beast of the field tear me
till I be consumed by maggots and
dust and fly away when I die
there hath been no greater love than
that which hath been
it is the sound of Rachael mourning for
the children that never were
no one to comfort her
no where to wail lament save the ocean
why died the not from the womb
why died they not the breast prevent them from suck
why died they not the knees prevent them
why died they not give up the ghost that
no light shine upon this day
cursed be the man that saith the child is born this day
it is the wake of a funeral procession about to begin
it was a sunny day that day across the street from the graveyard
and we all laid down in our coffins to die

Have a great life, death and poetry day.

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Black Lives Matter Art Show Is At Chashama

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And in the midst of reading the headline news of the day, on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, I think.  And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond Black Lives Matter movements are still moving fast.  And as I had typed in that previous blog post before and had said in that BronxNet OPEN University July 26 2016 video that finds itself posted above, that I am looking forward to that Black Lives Matter Art Show at chashama, and so I thought to post that that Black Lives Matter Art Show is now at Chashama, until September 4th.  And if you need space to create, chashama has it, as chashama nurtures artists by transforming unused property into work and presentation space. They give you what you need. SPACE! 
chashama presents artists’ works in many different venues, and thanks to the The Durst Organization, artists are able to present their work in the lobbies of many buildings in NYC. Another way in which we can keep alive the cultural richness of our city!  And so one of those chashama’s locations has currently been transformed into a Black Lives Matter Art Show.  And thank you chasnama or letting me get that artwork out the closet once again to present another one of those Black Lives Matter Art Shows whenever possible.  And so that Black Lives Matter Art Show reception happened last week already from 6-8pm according to that Black Lives Matter Art Show Facebook event invite, or noon according to Time Out New York.  And the Black Lives Matter Art Show Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

Black Lives Matter | Carla Cubit of Occupy Art

Opening Reception & Performances: Friday, August 5, 6-8pm
A performance by both Carla Cubit of Occupy Art and a speaker from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, followed by an Artist Talk & Discussion.

(For the most up to date event information visit http://www.chashama.org/event/black_lives_matter_art_show)

August 5 – September 4, 2016
On view 24/7, through storefront window.

Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6 pm
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit’s Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area.

“Expand scope, perspective, and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time.” During Open Hours (see above), all are encouraged to come talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and are invited to create their own posters/Black Lives Matter inspired artwork (art materials and supplies provided).

Handmade Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, and key chains will be on sale for $1 during the Opening Reception and all Open Hours.

About the Artist
Carla Cubit’s creates small mixed media assemblage pieces using found objects and materials–often discarded hardware and recycled objects. She weaves tales from castoffs found in the streets. Her works are “highly visionary in nature.” A former resident of the East Village in New York City, Cubit’s artwork has shown in galleries and other venues in NYC. Recently her works have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. Cubit finds that there is no separation between her daily life and her creative outpouring: “I love the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance etc; and I believe in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication.”

About Occupy Art
“We are the 99%.” Visit Occupy Art, to learn more about past Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter Art Shows.
http://occupyart.org/

About The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
“Rise up to Stop Mass Incarceration & Police Terror. We are initiating an effort to accelerate the movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the human rights of prisoners and of the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us.” Learn more and get involved, at Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

And thank you Travis Morales and Stop Mass Incarceration Network for speaking at and bringing literature to this event.

And there were or are, DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders and more necklaces, magnets and key chains being vended for $1 each as part of this reception and event also.
And there were also thoughts, thoughts and more thoughts, almost too many to mention and type on this blog post that were written and shared on those “Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter Banners” as in some of those photos and videos that find themselves posted above.  And some of those thoughts written were:

1.  My Life Matters
2.  Listen, do you want to know a secret?  All Lives Matter.  Stop the hate.
3.  (in response to #2), yet this totally disarms #blacklivesmatter and continues the hate.  Ironic.
4.  Let’s be clear.  Black llives have always mattered.  What the Black Lives Matter is saying is that black lives in the judicial system are not being recognized as life lost.  Legally we stopped being property less than 200 years ago.  So since we are free black & magical – are we less protected by law because we are no longer property. Black Lives Matter is all you ever need to know.  #______ my life matters.
5.  If we don’t get justice they wont get no peace.
6.  Love your blackness.
7.  I love black people
8.  We are one.  No one is different.  All the same.  Same love.
9.  Fight the good fight.
10.  Keep fighting.  Keep loving.  Freedom is the soul of equality.  Do not rest until we are all equal.
11.  The people united will never be defeated.
12.  You are my brother.  You are my sister.
13.  Jesus Loves Black Lives.
14.  Focus on the progress.  Not hate.  Otherwise they win.
15.  It’s so sad that even in 2016 we are still living in a white supremacist capitalist colonial patriarchy where people of color are routinely silenced and murdered.
16.  A white male police officer told Karyn Gains “I can’t believe you’re raising your kids this way”, meaning raising them to defend themselves and resist police violence.  5 months later, she was murdered in her home and her son was shot by police.  When will we stop blaming people of color for their own victimization under white supremacy.
17.  We are a billion cells of pure knowing.
18.  Black Lives Matter
19.  All Lives Matter (in response to #18).
20.  Together we can
21.  Jesus
22.  No God.  No Peace.  Know God.  Know Peace.
23.  There’s history, power & strength of my skin color.  Always love your black in all ways.
24.  Step the fuck up white people.
25.  My life does matter and my skin is beautiful and important.
26.  My skin color is beautiful.
27.  Black is beautiful.
28.  Silence is not an option, but listening is just as important.
29.  Race is a social constraint that we reaffirm everyday.  It is in out power to change the status quo.  Love is love is love.
30.  The color of my skin does ot make me inferior.  It makes me beautiful.
31.  We all feel and feelings have no color.
32.  The skin i’m in is beautiful, bold, black.
33.  All people of color should be treated fairly.
34.  Color is just a refraction of lights, length received by our eyes, what should count is what’s in our souls.
35.  Black Love Matter
36.  Every place where you set your foot will be yours. – Deut 11:24
37.  A 5 year old child understands this you would think all adults would.
38.  If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
39.  The character of a man is now where he stands in times of peace, but where he stands in times of strife & turmoil.  Where do you stand?
40.  Under skin we all bleed red.
41.  Jesus is love.  Dwell on this notion!
42.  Skittles + hoodie = armed + dangerous.  R.I.P Trevon
43.  Inequality is a historical & social product of society, classified by color.  It is out moral obligation to keep fighting until we truly reach equality & justice.  A revolution has to happen now.  Keep fighting.
44.  We are people.  We have families.  We exist.
45.  Let’s keep the fight against injustice.
46.  our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.
47.  Be kind to yourself, and others! racism.
48.  Just like black is the combination of all colors of the spectrum.  So are black lives.  So when we say black lives matter we are saying black trans, black gay, black women, black children, black men, my black is all of that.
49.  “March through the streets”.  I’m willing and I’m able.  Categorize me and I defy every label.  #blackgirlmagic, #carefreeblackgirl, #blacklivesmatter
50.  Fight the power! Transform the people for revolution.
51.  #Hands Up Don’t Shoot!
52.  Let us remember that Dr. King was hated by the government.  Be flexible.
53.  ONE LOVE
54.  Change!
55.  Justice
56.  It’s not about the color, its the character.
57.  1 world, 1 race, 1 life, 1 death, 1 eternity.
58.  500 years later and we’re still trying to make this point?!  We need to come together and heal now.  Educate about the true history.  Share stories.  Work for change.

And as seen in some of those photos from some of those Black Lives Matter protests in the New York City area to found on that Black Lives Matter Art Show wall, Millions March NYC is having a Shut Down City Hall NYC protest at City Hall in New York City if you happen to be in the area, today being Sunday, Day 14 of their Abolition Square, City Hall Park event. And part of their Shut Down City Hall Facebook event invite reads as follows:

Approaching the 2-year mark of the Ferguson Uprising on August 9, Millions March NYC is calling for the OCCUPATION OF CITY HALL PARK starting Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9 AM. It is time we escalate our organizational tactics against this racist system, which continues to execute Black & Brown people with impunity—most recently #DelrawnSmallhere in East New York, Brooklyn. 

Please come by my Black Lives Matter Art Show at Chashama if you happen to be in the neighborhood, August 5th – September 4th, 2016, NYC.   #blacklivesmatter,  Occupy Art, Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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Alton Sterling. Black Lives Matter

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First they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists,
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak for me.
#2012 wake up world

#blacklivesmatter


And a host of Black Lives Matter related events and beyond have passed since I left that Stop Mass Incarceration Network Justice for Alton Sterling & Philando Castile #StopPoliceTerror-Which Side Are You On? protest at Union Square just yesterday in that city of New York that seems to have been part of a much larger nationwide protest for Alton Sterling and all victims of police brutality. And the latest headline news of the day on this day for the Dallas protests yesterday, has me wanting to say Occupy the NRA. And Alton Sterling was the 558th person killed by cops in 2016.  And if you don’t take issue with this then you are part of the problem.  And that event invite for that Stop Mass Incarceration Network Facebook event invite read something like:
July 7 – July 8
at 7PM
Union Square Park, New York, New York

Friday July 8 7:00 pm people will meet again at Union Square, 14th Street (south) end of the park near the steps. Bring your signs, your banners, your drums, your noise makers, your anger and and your determination to#StopPoliceTerror

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network & the NYC Revolution Club call on you to get in the streets right away in response to the outrageous and criminal murder of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and of Philando Castile in Minneapolis MN

Stop police terror!
Indict, convict, send the killer cops to jail!
revcom.us: http://revcom.us/a/447/alton-sterling-baton-rouge-louisiana-en.html

Just this week we have #3deadin3days! Starting with so-called Independence Day:

Monday #DelwarnSmall was shot by an off duty cop in from of his family during a road rage incident in Brooklyn NY.

Tuesday #AltonSterling was murdered while pinned down by officers which was caught on video in Baton Rouge LA.

Wednesday #PhilandoCastile was murdered in Falcon Heights, MN also in front of his family after complying with officers, also on video.

And those photos and video that find themselves posted above from this protest, tell a story, part of a story. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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Another Patriotic Holiday

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The only thing constant is change and some stories do not end as you expect. You take a deep breath and you jump, or you try and jump.  And you hope that there is water at the bottom of the pool when you land.  And it is the saddest story ever told. And as I was wandering throughout the streets on this day, all of the activities and advertisements in the stores seem to point to the latest buy everything for this holiday day of the day.  And July 4th was this holiday.  Another one of those red, white and blue flag waving holidays, similar to those holidays of Memorial Day and Veterans day, where the patriots come out in force to wave those American flags.  And though that photo in this blog post above doesn’t really have anything to do with July 4th, it was taken on that July 4th weekend during that one day road trip in that state of New York near that town of Beacon, New York on the roadside towards that 2016 Vermont Annual Rainbow Gathering, that I never seemingly made it to, though attempted.  And even in the midst of one of those hippie peace and love gatherings, this is also what a police state looks like, with a description of that event that reads something like:
We will gather peacefully for silent meditation in the morning of July 4th, 2016 until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the public lands of the White and Green Mountains National Forests in the states of Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire
We, who are brothers & sisters, children of God, families of life on earth, friends of nature & of all people, children of humankind calling ourselves Rainbow Family Tribe, humbly invite:
  •     All races, peoples, tribes, communes, men, women, children, individuals — out of love.
  •     All nations & national leaders — out of respect
  •     All religions & religious leaders — out of faith
  •     All politicians — out of charity
 
to join with us in gathering together for the purpose of expressing our sincere desire that there shall be peace on earth, harmony among all people. & to hold open worship, prayer, chanting or whatever is the want or desire of the people, for three days, but upon the fourth day of July at noon to ask that there be a meditative, contemplative silence wherein we, the invited people of the world may consider & give honor & respect to anyone or anything that has aided in the positive evolution of humankind & nature upon this, our most beloved & beautiful world — asking blessing upon we people of this world & hope that we people can effectively proceed to evolve, expand, & live in harmony & peace.
Feel free to arrive a few weeks early to create the gathering and/or stay a few weeks late to clean it all up.
Welcome Home.
And so here is another one of those recycle this blagh July 4th blog posts in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever bloggers block possible because hey, it’s less writing sometimes.
And here on this day is another one of those holidays that seem to repeat itself each year as if to say same holiday, different year, so much that I find myself reposting those holiday blog entries again, as this blog seems as if it wants to repeat itself sometimes over the days, months, years, centuries and infinity, maybe:
It’s July 4th again. Another one of those national American patriotic holidays that is celebrated and observed only in America and nowhere else in the world. And what does the word “Patriotic” mean anyway? And for what reason does the word patriot have the word riot in it. And that “Parens Patriae” government as parent, father of a country sovereign guardianship of property thing, what’s that all about? And for what reason does the phrase Parens Patriae have the word patriot in it. That could be a whole another blog post of isms of some sort. And it’s that time of year again when the image of the American flag is worshiped and honored for whatever the reason may be and more patriotic songs are sung and more pledging of allegiance to the flags are pledged. Didn’t the flag waving just end last month with Memorial May, the other ultimate patriotic American holiday? And what is being celebrated this time? I can’t remember the meaning of July fourth. Doesn’t it have something to do with freedom or the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia? I am not sure if anyone is free when others are oppressed and civil liberties are disappearing at the speed of light in the name of “Security and terrorism” and now, the latest trend “Plots”. Although the show business of fireworks for pyrotechnics of peace and war for this day can be really cool to look at and the rooftop parties can be fun. Again, I should consult Wikipedia, the ultimate internet bible to understand the meaning of this holiday. Happy July 4th, great travels, fireworks, barbecues, beachgoing and picnics.
And this one also…..
Plastic
Today is July 4th. The fourth of July. It’s a day when there will be lots of events, celebrations, parties, barbeque’s and outdoor activities going on. Have you ever thought about the amount of plastic that will be disposed of today in all of this activity? Have you taken time to think of where that plastic cup or bag goes when you throw it in the garbage. As most of the parties today will most likely not be contributing to the recycling program. There are countries in Europe that impose a plastic bag tax, PlasTax of .5 cents for every plastic bag you receive to discourage the frivolous use of plastic. Ireland has reduced their consumption of plastic bags by 90 percent as a result. As New York City is contemplating a plastic ban, the plastic pimper corporations are not. America is drowning in plastic. As I have mentioned before, the evils of plastic are many. It is a non biodegradable object fueling the petroleum oil industry. The health hazards of plastic are many. Greenhouse gas emissions have run amok. Drains are being clogged and drain flooding is increasing. The birds of the earth are dying and choking from it and people are suffocating from it. For what reason is not a more natural material and product being created to replace plastic? If you are at a party today, consider the environment. Consider reusing your cup or your bag today. Go Green. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy July 4th.
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Black Lives Matter Went To Northside Festival

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And this post happens to be another one of those recycle this blog posts from my other blog in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible because hey, it’s less writing sometimes.

And so it’s been a while since I last posted on this blog, probably because it’s been a while since I last drummed up one of those Occupy Art or Black Lives Matter Art Shows to be found in that city of New York.  And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day one thousand and something, I think.  And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond movement Black Lives Matter are still moving fast. And so in between reading the headline news of the day, that Black Lives Matter Art Show went toNorthside Festival, or should it be said that Black Lives Matter went to Northside Art or Williamsburg Walks.  Well, it was one of them that Black Lives Matter Show foiund itself at this past weekend, or should it be called that Black Lives Matter art installation that found itself at Williamsburg Walks to be found in that neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York on that street of Bedford Avenue.  And so what else is there that I can say about this Black Lives Matter Art Show that has not already been said in Black Lives Matter Art Show time, except to type some of the “Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter” statements that have been shared on some of those banners that find themselves posted in those photos and video above.  And some of those thoughts on Black Lives Matter from a couple of those banners read like as follows:

1.  We all feel and feelings have no color.
2.  The color of my skin does not make me inferior; it makes me beautiful.
3.  All Lives Matter
4.  Muy lindo pais y mas con amigas.
5.  The skin I’m in is beautiful, bold plus black.
6.  I aint black!
5.  End police brutality
6.  I’m 17 years old, so young, black, male, and in America.  I don’t always feel like an American but an “outkast.”  I’m also afraid of these meant to protect me.  Why?
7.  People arent treated right and that matters.
8.  There’s history, power and strength of my skin color.  Always love your black in all ways.
9.  No God.  No Peace.  Know God.  Know Peace.
10.  Jesus
11.  Together we can!!!
12.  Black Lives Matter
13.  Love me for my heart.  Not my skin.
14.  All people of color should be treated fairly
15.  Race Really Doesn’t Exist
16.  We all do well when we do well
17.  Black lives doesn’t mean:  Black ppl> white ppl.  It means:  Black ppl = white ppl
18.  Every plase where you set your foot will be yours. Deut 11:24  #blacklivesmatter
19.  Exude the energy you wish to breathe.  Love all, for it will always return.  Believe in your soul.
20.  Just bc someone is born a different color doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the same opportunities.  Black is beautiful.
21.  Racists are assholes.
22.  LOVE, opportunity, respect for all people, equally + equitably!  DIGNITY for all, JOY for all, PEACE for all.
23.  All Lives Matter
24.  If this were true, then we wouldn’t be having this conversation.  (see #23).  #workingtowardsit
25.  JUSTICE!
26.  So much I can say… I’m a product of the 70’s bus protests to allow black children to attend and intergrate all white schools.  It was an eye opening experience.  We were told “We don’t want your kind here.  And so 40 years later we still must stand up and demand that :Black Lives Matter”!!!
27.  500 years later and we’re still trying to make this point?!  We need to come together and heal now.  Educate about the true history.  Share stories.  Work for change.
28.  Just because blacks are blacks doesn’t mean they have to be treated bad.
29.  HISTORY:  LEARN WHERE YOU COME FROM. – #BLM
30.  I AM BLACK AND MY LIFE DOES MATTER!

And the list of “Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter” statements goes on and on….


And a description for that show that usually reads something like

The Black Lives Matter Art Show invites you to create your own art posters from art materials and supplies that will be available for everyone. Participants are encouraged to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the artwork they have created through the open mic. Black Lives Matter Art Show is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss, expand scope, perspective and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time

Only this Black Lives Matter Art Show didn’t have one of those open mic’s, and spent one day enduring the rain or the threat or rain, and the other day enduring the wind wanting to blow all those posters and banners away.  And there was an attempt to vend, or accept donations for that DecorForU #berniesanders, #blacklivesmatter, #occupywallstreet, #brooklyn and #williamsburg necklaces, magnets and key chains for a suggested donation of $1 each.  And if I must blogger say, this Northside Art part of that Northside Festival Rocks.  And that Northside Festival event describes itself as

For seven days every June, over 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters converge in Brooklyn to uncover the future of music, innovation and content; with over 400 bands, 150 speakers and 100 content creators. The Northside Festival encompasses a constellation of venues – small clubs, outdoor spaces, boutique hotels, local movie theatres and more. A single day might include discovering your favorite band, the next big start up, or the best film you’ve seen all year.

And that Northside Art at Williamsburg Walks Facebook event invite  reads something like as follows:

Please join us at the walks! On June 11th and 12th, Williamsburg’s main drag Bedford Avenue will transform into a public park (from Metropolitan Avenue to N 12th Street). Art Activations and Community Organizations will bring the street to life with sculptures, live painting, performances and art installations.
Feat:

Superchief Gallery + Cinnamon Willis + Olivia Gossett + Seth Failla + Justin Whitkin & Liz Boileau + Christine Stoddard + Sam Kirk + Taezoo Park + Williamsburg Charter HS + Jang Soon Im +
StickyMonger + Kelly Denato + Chad Turner + Uncutt + John Dessereau + Lil Kool + Natalie Lucre + James Orchard Hays + Michael Shannon + Ian Ferguson + Chinon Maria + Imani Shanklin Roberts + Peter Kato + Nyssa Frank + The Brooklyn Draw Jam + Jason Heuer + Brandon Doman + Olivia Huffman & Lady Art NYC +Frack Brooklyn + Lisa Levy + Veraalba Santa + Christina Garofalo + Francesca Maxime + Matt L Roar and the Recreation League Poets + Cleo Barnett + Maria De Victoria + Andressa Furletti+ Carla Cubit : Black Lives Matter Art Show+ Igor Gnedo & Kate Lala + Hosh Yoga + La Chamba Press + NAG + Fluent City + Henna by Natalia Zamparini + IncrediPole + HeadCount + Krrb + Lighthouse BK + Brooklyn Fox + twenty sided + Brooklyn Charm + Artists & Fleas + Dance Daily

Lyft Stage:
Saturday LineUp
2-2:30pm — Petal
3-3:30 — Benny Sings
4-4:30pm — PWR BTTM
5-5:45pm — Pity Sex

Sunday LineUp
2-2:30pm — She-Devils
3-3:30 — Yowler
4-4:30pm — Malky
5-5:45pm — Omni

Hope to see you all there!
Northside Art


Have a great Occupy Art, Black Lives Matter Art Show day and more.

 

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A Day Of Memory Again

veterans

And so this post happens to be another one of those recycle this blog posts for when that same holiday rolls around each year and you can just repost it over and over. And so what Memorial Day weekend events are going on in that city of New York area that I can just post with that same “I’m not going to honor war” text of yesteryear’s blagh post? Well, according to that Facebook event invite calendar, there’s

Spook City in Tompkins Square

An event that got rained out earlier this month, that hopefully wont get rained out again this time, with a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

FREE show

n keeping with the traditional Squatter MayDay shows from 1988 on and in commemoration of the Memorial Day Riot of May 27, 1991.

Featuring [in order of appearance]:

• Carla “No Police State Girl
• Ike’s Wasted World
• Nico the Crow (formerly of Star Fucking Hipsters)
• Universal Truth Machine
• Skitzopolis
• The Wurst
• TransgenderedJesus
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC
• The Omega Men
• The Undead

There will be band merch, info and literature tables (on which the newTime Warp Zine and latest issue of The Shadow will be available).

Come dressed in spooky attire if you feel inspired!


And then there’s

The 29th Annual LOISAIDA FESTIVAL (LoisaidaFest)
With a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

Produced and hosted by The Loisaida, Inc. Center, the LoisaidaFest has been the biggest carnival in downtown Manhattan since 1987, bringing more than 15,000 neighbors, visitors, guests artists, community organizations, companies, NYC leaders and restaurants together to celebrate their Latino contributions to NYC. A signature Puerto Rican and Latin American cultural event, the Festival celebrates Loisaida’s pride and diversity while supporting commerce, entrepreneurship, community service and neighborhood revitalization across Loisaida Avenue.

This year’s Main Stage lineup at The LoisaidaFest is bringing together a mix of legendary and rising Puerto Rican stars. These include hip-hop singer and Loisaida’s own Daydra Love “DayLuv”, Bronx “grimie-melodic-pop” songstress Maxine Ashley, the L.E.S.’s Lower East Salsa, and Boogaloo Legend Johnny Colon and His Orchestra…, Macha Colón y Los Okapi will be joining the stage courtesy of La Marqueta Retoña. Puerto Rican icon and international entertainment phenomenon, Iris Chacón, will host the festivities alongside Marine-combat-vet-turned actor, singer/activist J.W. Cortes (from FOX’s “Gotham”). The traditional Carnival Procession and the 3rd Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2016 at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden featuring MEZCOLANZA; Lizbeth RománFernandito FerrerBombaYo Youth Project, etc… return, providing entertainment for children and their families.


And there’s also

YES Memorial Day BBQ // Pig Roast & Dance Party

We’re making your meat hot. Happy America.
House of YES is hosting a Memorial Day Pig Roast.

No cover. Just meat. And music.

Tunico/ Flash Factory
Bonzai/ Komfort Xone
Saint Glock/ SIK NYC

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And Memorial Day is almost near in a couple of days or so according to that Gregorian calendar and all of those street festivals that are to be found everywhere in the streets today. And I thought to blah blog about this patriotic flag waving holiday. And this also leads me to realize that I have been blahging on this blog for over a year now and that these holidays seem to be a recurring event and same day, different year when that same ole Gregorian calendar date roles around. And then I thought, hey, I can just post the same blog entry from a year ago that I posted on this blog a year ago because it almost seems like it’s the same day, different year. And besides, it’s less writing sometimes. So the following is a passage that I posted on this blog a year ago: 

And today is Memorial Day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read “Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades”. Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word “Patriot” have the word “Riot” in it? And why does the word “Military” militant militia have the word “Mal” in it? “Parens Patriarch, Father of our country”, that phrase seems to be the basis of endless deaths of the world. I saw Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day. Peace on earth. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

And then there’s this one….


Honor The Veterans?

I thought I heard someone say yesterday that today or tomorrow is Veterans Day, another one of those patriotic holidays where the flag wavers come out in force. Let me check the calendar to see. Oh yeah, the calendar says Veterans day is today. Is this day observed in America only, or is this day observed in the rest of the world also? And so I find myself reposting a posting I posted several months ago for Memorial day, another one of those patriot holidays where the American flag wavers come out in force. Veterans account for a majority of the homeless mentally ill population these days, and a majority of them are disabled now as a result. For what reason is this an honor to support? I consider myself antipsychiatricky and do not believe mental illness exists and that psychiatry kills and originates from Nazi Germany where psych cia trists were mass murderers in white coats as is the case today, and that the mental death system is also an extension of Orwellianism, where family members turn in family members, and neighbors turn in neighbors to the thought police for thought crimes. Psychiatry and psych trickery is an art and not a science. And so I would like to think of mental illness as problems in living. And I believe in the abolishment of forced psych cia trick treatment that is often cruel and inhumane. Therapy? The rap y? Y the rap? Therapist, The rapist. Mind Freedom is a great website to read for all things alternative to the mental death system. And so today is Memorial Day in America. I mean Veterans day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read “Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades”. Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday, or the ultimate hate hour as George Orwell might say. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all, except for the fact that guns have been invented, the worst invention of an industry ever. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word “Patriot” have the word “Riot” in it? And why does the word “Military” militant militia have the word “Mal” in it? “Parens Patriae, father of the people”, the guardian. That phrase seems to be the basis of an endless amount of death and suffering in the world; the protection of property or other material things. I saw Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day, I mean Veterans day. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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