A Seed of Change - The March Against Monsanto: A group of elementary students got together and made a short film about the history of agriculture and the sinister chapter Monsanto has added.
The most accurate description of the Federal shutdown is an attempted corporate veto of American democracy. We must act accordingly.
Join us for a test run of a Moral Mondays campaign in NYC at 6pm on October 14th to do just that.
This campaign is inspired by the Moral Mondays protests in North Carolina and has been supercharged by members of Occupy Faith who invite you to take a stand in support of the most vulnerable affected by the government shutdown. And what better place than the former home of the Bill of Rights?
The politicians in Washington are in a crisis of their own making -- but what are the crises that ordinary New Yorkers really face? They tell us what is practical to hope for -- but what are our real hopes?
Come tell your story and hear from others at this inaugural edition of Moral Mondays NYC taking place on the steps of the Federal Hall Memorial on Wall Street!
Even during the Government Shutdown, Congress is still working hard for Citigroup!
So hard in fact that Occupy Network team member Alexis Goldstein proclaimed that "We may as well rename congress CitiField" during her premier episode of “Alexis Breaks it Down” from the Other 98%.
HR992 is a particularly insidious example of Citigroup’s stranglehold on Congress. It is the bill that the New York Times reported had 70 out of 85 lines written by a Citigroup Lobbyist, and which passed the House Financial Services Committee with Republican AND Democrat support, including a YES vote from every Freshman Democrat on the Committee. All in all, Wall Street doesn’t just run the show, they quite literally write the law as well.
Pissed off? Take to twitter! Click this link to tweet at House Democratic Whip @WhipHoyer, or add in your own Rep!
According to ABC News and designtrend, graffiti artist Banksy has been decorating the streets of New York once again in a month long “artist’s residence.” The most recent piece “authenticated” on his Instagram account features a large painted Occupy sign in Bushwick, under which he has written in attractive script “the musical.” Do with it what you will.
An article at Waging Non-Violence refutes the notion that the government shut down or Tea Party Libertarianism has anything to do with anarchism or its core values, as was suggested by Harry Reid in the barb “Tea Party Anarchists.” As the author makes clear: “the parts of the government that the shutdown strips away are among those that bring us closer to being a truly free, egalitarian society…” and that anarchists, such as those involved in the “anarchist-inspired Occupy movement” seek, not as is widely misunderstood, the “absence of government,” but “a society in which ordinary people can freely and democratically govern themselves, organizing to meet everyone’s basic needs.”
At the Salt Lake Tribune, coverage of a protest by Occupy Zion, in which a group of protesters entered Zion National Park, closed due to the federal shutdown. The action is part of a larger effort, Occupy National Parks, and consisted of a delightful two mile hike during which the group picked up garbage from the trail, and no arrests.
At Pitchfork, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja of Massive Attack talk about their support of the Occupy Movement. An album and HD video of a performance the two gave in 2011 for Occupy London is due out soon on a ‘pay what you want basis’ with proceeds to benefit Occupy London and the greater Occupy movement.
The site gofundme has a push to help raise funds so that five New York City occupiers, who have worked hard for the movement, can go home.