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#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.

"The speaker giving Fox News the buisness is Jesse LaGreca, a vocal member of the Occupy Wall Street protests. This video comes courtesy of Kyle Christopher from OccupyWallSt.org‘s media team.

Now, no news organization is under obligation to air every interview they’ve filmed, especially when it makes them look bad. But you’d think that a “Fair and Balanced” network (that tells an interviewee that they are here to give them fair coverage to get any message they’d like to get out) would try to include at least a couple of opposing viewpoints to Mr. Shulz’s smarmy jokes or O’Reilly’s “infiltration” of the camp.

The ball is in your court, Fox.”

     - David Grant, with www.observer.com

kindofpersonal:

timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

Awesome.

kindofpersonal:

timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

Awesome.

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signs I helped make at Occupy Baltimore today. 

They are supposed to get evicted tonight, I hope things work out soon.

MICA has a chapter, its not a protest against MICA. If you wish to get involved, we will be in Meyerhoff at 8pm tonight. Come, all welcome! 

(Photos by Genesis Crespo)

Occupy MICA and Occupy Baltimore working together.

More banners from Occupy MICA’s show of solidarity with the Oakland Port Blockade.
(Photo by Dan Motz)

More banners from Occupy MICA’s show of solidarity with the Oakland Port Blockade.

(Photo by Dan Motz)

U.S. Chamber Holiday Party Occupied as Citizens Rolled Out the 99% Red Carpet