Occupy Oakland January 28, 2012

kindofpersonal:

Finally homeeeeee, I’m so exhausted! Today was amazing, it added another whole dimension to the Occupy movement for me. I’ve got loads of photos and footie to share tomorrow (or the day after, #sopablackout)

kindofpersonal:

Finally homeeeeee, I’m so exhausted! Today was amazing, it added another whole dimension to the Occupy movement for me. I’ve got loads of photos and footie to share tomorrow (or the day after, #sopablackout)

(via kindofpersonal-deactivated20130)

occupyposters:

“Bail Out the Students.” Chelsea Peil, Roger Peet, Katherine Ball, Portland, OR. (Source.) Download PDF.

occupyposters:

“Bail Out the Students.” Chelsea Peil, Roger Peet, Katherine Ball, Portland, OR. (Source.) Download PDF.

#Occupy Protest at Sotheby’s Art Auction House

On the morning of September 22nd, 2011 activists involved in #OCCUPYWALLSTREET disrupted an art auction at Sotheby’s Art Auctions on the Upper East Side. Last year Sotheby’s made profits of $680 Million Dollars. Their CEO Bill Rupprecht awarded himself a 125% raise. At the same time Sotheby’s has decided to use union busting tactics, demanding over 100 concessions to the IBT 814 Art Handlers Union Contract.

The Occupy Poster Project was born out of a love for print. This  seemed like the perfect opportunity to curate and create a body of  screenprinted posters that could be utilized by the people currently  protesting. We got in touch with some of our favorite designers and gave  them only a few stipulations: Design whatever you’d like, make it 20” x  30”, and 1 color. The project is ongoing as we continue to get in touch  with designers to contribute, and we are currently shipping these  prints out to organizations all over the world. 25% of all sales on this  site will be donated to the Occupy Wall Street Organization. 
http://occupyposterproject.com/

The Occupy Poster Project was born out of a love for print. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to curate and create a body of screenprinted posters that could be utilized by the people currently protesting. We got in touch with some of our favorite designers and gave them only a few stipulations: Design whatever you’d like, make it 20” x 30”, and 1 color. The project is ongoing as we continue to get in touch with designers to contribute, and we are currently shipping these prints out to organizations all over the world. 25% of all sales on this site will be donated to the Occupy Wall Street Organization.

http://occupyposterproject.com/

Homeless people “occupy” abandoned US homes

More than 700,000 homes owned by banks are empty in the US. Millions more properties risk falling to the same fate due to a foreclosure crisis.

But, fueled by popular anger at banks and financial institutions, the Occupy Wall Street movement recently promoted “home occupations” in 20 cities across the country.

And, the number of organisations facilitating these actions is growing.

Kristen Saloomey reports from Rochester, New York.

I’m gonna tell you fascists
You may be surprised
The people in this world
Are getting organized
You’re bound to lose
You fascists bound to lose

- All You Fascists Bound To Lose by Woody Guthrie

thegreenurbanist:

wespeakfortheearth:

soupsoup:

Check to see if your congressperson supports or opposes SOPA.

And hold them accountable if they are. Better yet, call them to let them know how you feel about them representing you.

Contact elected officials - http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml 
If you haven’t heard of SOPA, look into it NOW. It is a bill soon to be voted on by congress that is being pushed for by the MPAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It would give the government and corporations the power to shutdown and sue websites as well as web users under vaguely defined terms dealing with copyright. This bill could effectively shut down places like YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr, as well as jail users of such sites for up to FIVE YEARS, if they post any copyrighted material. Get out there and spread the word. Don’t let them take the internet from us!

thegreenurbanist:

wespeakfortheearth:

soupsoup:

Check to see if your congressperson supports or opposes SOPA.

And hold them accountable if they are. Better yet, call them to let them know how you feel about them representing you.

Contact elected officials - http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml 

If you haven’t heard of SOPA, look into it NOW. It is a bill soon to be voted on by congress that is being pushed for by the MPAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It would give the government and corporations the power to shutdown and sue websites as well as web users under vaguely defined terms dealing with copyright. This bill could effectively shut down places like YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr, as well as jail users of such sites for up to FIVE YEARS, if they post any copyrighted material. Get out there and spread the word. Don’t let them take the internet from us!

thecrowandthewolfproject:

Good Morning Baltimore!

Well, after 4 years, we found ourselves back in Baltimore. Charm City! No big deal, just the place where the Crow and the Wolf met! Inevitably, this visit has been one of reflection, returning to our alma mater and a city that we left under emotional and drastic circumstances.

We were welcomed back with an opportunity to give lectures to students sitting in the exact seats we were in just months before we decided to embark on our unconventional, artistic voyage. We were also able to participate in Occupy MICA, occupying the familiar grounds of the MICA campus. It was surreal, not only to be back in Baltimore, but also to see the apparent consistencies of the art school experience. Though the art school institution can be a fantastic and productive environment, similar grievances with fellow artists and superficiality were expressed and we shared the frustrations that inevitably arise when interacting with the “art world.” These are the things, however, that drive us together and there we stood with a group of young artists who were dedicated to their practice and to the evolution of their political and public presence. The students we met from occupy MICA are combating the disconnect that occurs between artists and pursuing a productive dialogue about their purpose as artists within multiple communities. It was uplifting to meet the students of Occupy MICA and see that they embody a passion and drive that is inspirational and necessary for progress within the art world and society at large.

In addition to engaging with the MICA artists, we reached out to Occupy Baltimore. Unfortunately, their encampment was raided the evening we arrived in Baltimore, but we DID have the opportunity to witness the movement’s vitality and determination. The eviction, a familiar emotional event for us and for all occupations, didn’t prevent the Baltimore occupiers from continuing their general assemblies and community direct actions and planning. Connecting with friends we met in NY, creative voices, and Red Emma’s folks, we witnessed a similar pattern in conflicts and progress. The energy in Baltimore, is undeniably, that of great positivity and determination both on local and national issues. 

All in all, despite the eviction!…our Baltimore experience was fantastic. It was great to come back and be welcomed with open arms to a place we both once called HOME.