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"Occupy Art" Show At Theater For The New City




Hey again Bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And an Occupy Art Show at Theater for the New City is happening on November 12th in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, to be found in that city of New York to be found in that country of North America. And that “Occupy Art” Show at Theater For The New City is happening on a date so far away as I blah blog this post, that I can’t even think that far, I think, sometimes, maybe. Though that event seems to be happening amongst a seemingly bazillion other Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together events. And in case you have been stuck in the stone age or under one of those rocks and haven’t heard of Occupy Wall Street by now, the description of that movement or revolution reads something like “All day occupation (possibly longer) of Wall Street to oppose in numbers the corruption, financial treachery, oligarchy, and forced debts imposed on us by an irresponsible and unapproachable Wall Street (world financial center) sister protests may also take place in similar California Financial Centers if enough interest is shown. This is a peaceful protest and violence will not be tolerated.” And also another Occupy Wall Street Facebook event that reads something like “The Occupation Has Begun. Join us at Zuccotti Park (Liberty St & Trinity Place) in NYC beginning on September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices”. And those Occupy Art photos that I posted above, well they just seem to Occupy Wall Street Occupy Art speak for themselves. And so that Occupy Art or is it Occupy Art NYC post that I came across reads something like:

We will have an art, performance and exhibition pop up party called ” Occupy Art” to be held at Theater For The New City on Saturday, November 12th from 4 pm on.
This event is inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. We are looking for art, performance and video to install during the event.

Please come join us to continue the discussion in a variety of media: performance, painting, sculpture, drawing, graffiti, etc.

4pm – Artists Reception
6pm – Performances
8pm – Open Mike

Speakers
John Penley

Dance
Jessica Danse, Allison Jones

Video Projectionist
Brent Felker – “the 99”

Slide Show/Documentary Video
Duke and Dutchess Creation
Cynthia De Moss, vocals

Short Film and Photography
Anne Hanavan

Poetry Slam
James C. Matthews

Participating artists include:
Galinsky, Duke and Dutchess Creations, Hip Hop USA artists and MCs, Scott-Free, Lisa Moira, Richard West, Cheryl Parry, Layla Merritt, live visual art by Marthalicia Matarrita, Darryl LaVare, Chris Lee aka Shadow, James Top grafitti art, Duke Nine and more tba..

Participating musicians include:
Welf Dorr from Underground Horns, No Police State Girl, Meg Montgomery, more tba…

email occupyart@juno.com
http://occupyart.blogspot.com/
http://theaterforthenewcity.net/
http://www.facebook.com/occupy.art.nyc

I am/we are the ninety nine percent. Have a great Occupy Art, Occupy Art NYC, Occupy Art Worldwide day.

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Occupy Wall Street Day 28



Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And so instead of posting that Ode To Blogging poem that I sometimes find myself posting when that Google page rank update wants to send me in search of a fifth full time job with Wall Street as my occupation, I somehow find myself posting that on this blogging day finds itself Occupy Wall Street Day 28 for that event that has found itself in the headline news lately. And as far as I blagher know, tomorrow, October 15th is supposed to be Global Revolution or is it Global Change, International Day of Action Day. And there are so many events going on tomorrow and beyond as part of this Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together movement, that it almost seems impossible to keep track of them all. And those photos and video that find themselves posted above, well they just seem to occupy wall street speak for themselves. And it seems to be all about occupy wall street worldwide and beyond. Oh, and by the way… seen on facebook – “We have entered the ninth and final Mayan wave/age towards unity consciousness. And it begins on 10/28. ” A time for change, an awakening. I am/we are the ninety nine percent. Occupy wall street worldwide. And some of those events to be found tomorrow and in the coming days are as follows:

The Occupation Party . you’re invited to the occupation party saturday, october 15, time square, nyc. and that design for that occupy wall street times square invitation Shepard Fairey rocks. o The Awake & Inspired,. This Saturday at 5pm we take: Times Square …with music, performance and a message that the people of this country – not the banks, not the corporations – hold the true ..

and

John Penly is planning to Occupy Tompkins Square Park tomorrow. And his facebook invite reads something like OCCUPY TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK / 24 HOURS / TOMPKINS SQUARE EVERYWHERE, Tomorrow at 12:00pm – Sunday at 12:00pm, TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK EAST 7TH ST. AND AVE. A LOWER EAST SIDE NEW YORK CITY.

and then there’s

that Occupy Wall Street page itself with a seemingly ton of posts amongst them being:

October 15th Global Day Of Action. Hi, we write you from the International Commission of Sol, in Madrid (Spain). We know that you have a lot to do in the USA, as we have here in Spain, but the 15O is coming and we need you to make a milestone in history out of it. It’s the great chance we expected to start a real global revolution! This is what we are doing, and could be wonderful if you join us:

Please spread the web page of the call http://15october.net/, the graphic material http://15october.net/spread-it/ and the videos http://15october.net/category/video/. And please send us your videos, banners, posters to contact.takethesquare@gmail.com so that we can compile them and put them in common. Send all of this through your mailing lists, to all your contacts, but also to all your friends.

Explain to everybody that this is not just one mobilization. It’s more of “we are reinventing ourselves”. Tell the occupiers how the movement is popping all over the world that extend from the streets of the Middle East to Wall Street. Also tell the occupiers that over 650 cities have already confirmed they will do an event on October 15th . You can check in http://map.15october.net/ and if a city plans to do an event invite; tell them to add it to the map. http://map.15october.net/reports/submit Explain to them that 15O is the moment to wake up all of us together and especially tell them that it is in their hands to make it a success. It’s not any more about parties, organizations or unions. The call should come from all of the organizations and from the people of the world like you. There is a text that could be very useful to send this last message: “who are you?” http://map.15october.net/page/index/1

It would be great to tell your friends abroad to spread it through their countries. We need one revolution in each single city of the world.

For a further explanation about the mobilization and a more specific plan there is a document written by the international network takethesquare. http://takethesquare.net/2011/09/24/15th-october-whats-the-plan-15oct/

In order to promote and discuss the activities for October 15th, everyone is encouraged to participate and to organize local meetings to plan the details and discuss the preparation of the events for the 15th. There will also be a chat http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=15october&prompt=1 , an audio-chat (mumble: Download in http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ Host:tomalaplaza.net Port:64738, see the tutorial in http://takethesquare.net/2011/10/04/mumble-setup-walkthrough/) and a collaborative document pad http://titanpad.com/15october open to everybody, so during the 48 hours people from all the world will be able of talking about the ideas and activities decided in their squares with every other occupation in the world! All the channels will be open for everybody…just participate!

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Occupy Wall Street Day 22





And according to those headline news of the day, Occupy Wall Street is still happening. And I know Occupy Wall Street is still happening because all of those photos posted above and seemingly a ton of news articles that finds itself in the headline news says so. And Occupy Wall Street seems to find itself occupying other streets across America as well. And a No Comment Art Show is happening with an Anti-Flag performance at Liberty Square on this day as well. And the description for those Occupy Wall Street events reads something like “All day occupation (possibly longer) of Wall Street to oppose in numbers the corruption, financial treachery, oligarchy, and forced debts imposed on us by an irresponsible and unapproachable Wall Street (world financial center) sister protests may also take place in similar California Financial Centers if enough interest is shown. This is a peaceful protest and violence will not be tolerated.” And also another Occupy Wall Street event that reads something like “The Occupation Has Begun. Join us at Zuccotti Park (Liberty St & Trinity Place) in NYC beginning on September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices”. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State? Have a great Occupy Wall Street day and more.
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"No Comment" Art Show

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And as far as I blagher know, Occupy Wall Street is still happening and it’s Occupy Wall Street Day 20. And a No Comment Art Show is happening amongst a seemingly bazillion other events as part of that Occupy Wall Street worldwide event. And that description for that event reads as follows. And that photo that finds itself posted above, well it just seems to Occupy Wall Street speak for itself. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Have a great Occupy Wall Street, art events and more day. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.

We will mount an open art performance and exhibition party called ” No comment” to be held at the historic JP Morgan building at 23 Wall Street on Saturday Oct 8th from 2 PM on.
This event will support the Occupy Wall Street protests. We will hold a silent auction of the art to raise funds to support the protests. We are looking for art, performance, video, to install during the event. Stand for art against power and have a great time doing it.

We have a beautiful building right at the corner of Wall and Broad Street at 23 Wall Street . It is known as the JP Morgan building . It is the most capitalistic corner on Earth. It is a 25,000 square foot historic space in a very contested area. The show preceding the Pop-up show that will take place on Saturday October 8th is called ‘No Comment”. Marika Mairorova created “Loft in the Red Zone” an exhibition that exhibited artists responses to Sept 11th- ten years later. The Occupy Wall Street movement can be considered a healing for the contentious wound of 9/11. Many have objected to business as usual, Wall Street , capitalism as practiced. The fanatics that destroyed the World Trade Center and other targets had ideas about Western Society that had some relevance, despite their methods. This year the power of oligarchs has been transformed by people meeting and holding space. Where this movement is going is anyone’s guess. Governments have fallen, secrets revealed, revolutions started, evolution occurring in real time in public view. it is such a difference from hidden cabals of the past. secret meetings hidden from public view. Process is visible as art and public truth. The Pop-up show supports the process that has been visible in Occupy Wall Street movement has invigorated thoughtful ideas about society, power and political process.
We, at Loft in the Red Zone, are very much looking forward to this collaboration….. Please help spread this call to creative action !!!

http://nocommentart.com/
email nocommentart@gmail.com
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Occupy Wall Street Day 13



And in case you haven’t heard, that seemingly occupy everything worldwide of an event of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still happening. And as far as I blagher know, today is Occupy Wall Street Day 13. And I know those Occupy Wall Street events are still happening because a ton of different Occupy Wall Street events that find themselves posted all over facebook and beyond says so. And Occupy Wall Street reads something like “All day occupation (possibly longer) of Wall Street to oppose in numbers the corruption, financial treachery, oligarchy, and forced debts imposed on us by an irresponsible and unapproachable Wall Street (world financial center) sister protests may also take place in similar California Financial Centers if enough interest is shown. This is a peaceful protest and violence will not be tolerated.” and also like “The Occupation Has Begun. Join us at Zuccotti Park (Liberty St & Trinity Place) in NYC beginning on September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices”.
And then there’s Nedslist. And I am not exactly blogger sure what Nedslist is, though it seems to be a mailing list that wants to arrive in that email inbox every week or so. And so this weeks Nedslist reads something like:

[Nedslist] 09/28/11: Corrente: Ms ExPat: Don’t be afraid to say revolution!‏

Dr. Cornel West was at Zuccotti Park last night, and Ms. ExPat got video of it. Here’s her account, but follow the link to her blogpost to see the video.

Also recommended today: Ralph Nader’s article in Counterpunch on drones.

http://www.correntewire.com/dont_be_afraid_to_say_revolution

Don’t Be Afraid to Say Revolution!

Wed, 09/28/2011 – 1:55am — MsExPat

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will smile from the grave/ And say, we movin’ step by step/ Toward what he called a revolution/Don’t be afraid to say, Revolution!”

“Cornel West is here”, Milcho said, as we were wandering through Zuccotti Park at dusk. The sky was gray and it smelled like rain; people here and there were securing food, medicine, bedding, under plastic tarps. Milcho, Wendy and Amy and I came to Wall Street together tonight. I am corralling everyone I know to come to the Park to see this live and without filters. And you who are reading this, and can get here should come too, for this is history, friends!

We walked over to the meeting area, and sure enough, there was the unmistakable corona of hair, the too-long white shirtcuffs. We followed him up to the meeting area, sat down. And then watched as tonight’s General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street unfolded:

It’s late, and I’m too tired to write this well, but as the 11th night of Occupy Wall Street closes, I note a couple of new things:

1. Demographics: Changing, indeed. More diverse, different ages. Some union people, college professors doing teach-ins, old lefties having a look-see. Also: the front line of the media has officially landed. Yesterday it was Michael Moore, today Susan Sarandon. Matt Taibbi says he’s visiting tomorrow. Moore is coming back tomorrow to film the General Assembly with Laurence O’Donnell for his MSNBC show. I think O’Donnell is a jerk, but if they just sit back and film the process of the meeting, that would be a real breakthrough in changing the MSM narrative, I think. Right now, most of the people I talk to in my daily life still think OWS is a hippie fest.

2. Cops: Now there are two kinds of blue shirts on the scene–the regular patrol cops, and the (kinder, gentler) Community liason cops in royal blue polo shirts. No white shirts. When the community police are around, you know someone is worried about image. What this says to me is that the city’s decided that more violence would be really bad for optics.

3. The Organization–continues to dazzle! After West’s remarks, the meeting began with reports from Outreach Committees (they’ve teamed up with an important black radio station in Philadelphia for Occupy Philly, and they’re going to support the Verizon worker’s union strike), from the Medics who’ve started a counseling service, from techies who are doing Linux and open source teach-ins, and from the Laundry Committee, who’ve washed everything. They’ve even organized morning tours of Wall Street, which they’re offering free to passing tourists!

The most interesting report though was from the committee that’s drafting Demands. This is the big media sticking point (“But What Do They Want? There’s No Unified Message!”).

The group is going to use the next few days to talk about demands. And then here’s what they’ll do: on Friday, they will spread blank sheets of white paper all across the park. Some will have topic headings, some will be all blank. Magic markers will then be distributed, and everyone will write, in large letters, the issues and goals they think are most important. If you agree with someone’s poster, you can put a “Check”.

Fascinating! It is actually rather Chinese in technique. It reminds me of the student Big Character Posters that appeared in Tienanmen Square.

After the writing exercise, they’ll collect all the papers and collate them into a larger online manifesto, which can then be debated/modified/changed online in a Wikipedia-style collaboration.

4. Location, location location: It’s becoming clearer that the choice of New York City, as opposed to say, Washington DC, for the launch of this effort, was genius. For what it says is, of course, that this movement is not about the US government. The real enemy is the Financial-Bankster complex. I have not heard or seen any mention of any political candidate or party inside the Park. Forget “post-partisan”–that was so 2008. This is a post-party movement. It is what we Correntians have been waiting for–but not in the form we expected!

5. Obama is dead, dead, dead. Really. These young people were his eager troops. And they’ve moved on. Way on. The talk on the ground is not about elections anymore. It’s about transforming society.

That’s it for now. I urge all of you who can to come to Wall Street if you possibly can make it. This is one of those moments when time seems to hover and pause, and focus is laser-sharp. It’s a rare moment of collective creativity. Who could have guessed it would bloom now?

And those photos that are posted above, well they just seem to Occupy Wall Street speak for themselves. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State? Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.
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Occupy Wall Street Day 11


Hey yet again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And today is Occupy Wall Street Day 11, I think. And I know that today is Occupy Wall Street Day 11 and that that Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still happening because all of those posts posted all over the internet and beyond and this We are the 99% Solidarity March with #occupywallstreet facebook event and that Press Conference On Police Misconduct Against Occupy Wall St. Protests Facebook event says so. And that description for that facebook event reads like “We the 99% will not be silent and we will not be intimidated. This Saturday thousands more of us will march together as one to show that it is time that the 99% are heard.” And the description of that other Facebook event reads something like “All day occupation (possibly longer) of Wall Street to oppose in numbers the corruption, financial treachery, oligarchy, and forced debts imposed on us by an irresponsible and unapproachable Wall Street (world financial center) sister protests may also take place in similar California Financial Centers if enough interest is shown. This is a peaceful protest and violence will not be tolerated.” And also another Occupy Wall Street Facebook event that reads something like “The Occupation Has Begun. Join us at Zuccotti Park (Liberty St & Trinity Place) in NYC beginning on September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices”. And those photos that are posted above, well they just seem to Occupy Wall Street speak for themselves. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State? Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.
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Occupy Wall Street Day 8


Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And so I was wondering how that Occupy Wall Street Day 8 in that city of New York and that Occupy Together in those cities of Chicago, Cleveland, Michigan, Kansas City, Minnesota, Los Angeles, San Diego, Nebraska and who knows where else are doing. And those descriptions of Occupy Wall Street reads something like “All day occupation (possibly longer) of Wall Street to oppose in numbers the corruption, financial treachery, oligarchy, and forced debts imposed on us by an irresponsible and unapproachable Wall Street (world financial center) sister protests may also take place in similar California Financial Centers if enough interest is shown. This is a peaceful protest and violence will not be tolerated.” and also like “The Occupation Has Begun. Join us at Zuccotti Park (Liberty St & Trinity Place) in NYC beginning on September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices”. And the description of that YouTube video reads something like “Three years after Lehman’s collapse, hundreds of protesters gathered to ‘Occupy Wall Street’, forcing the NYPD to close some streets.” And so now with all things internet I guess I have a web 2.0 social media user generated content idea of how Occupy Wall Street Day 8 is going according to that YouTube video that finds itself posted above. And that video seems to Occupy Wall Street speak for itself. Occupy Wall Street worldwide. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State? Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.
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