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This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011 Translations: French , Slovak , Spanish , German , Italian , Arabic , Portuguese [ all translations »] As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
The revolution may never be televised, but if Occupy activists in a semi-secret media war room in New York’s Bowery district have their way, it will be livestreamed. Police seizures at occupations, as at the flagship camp in New York City on Tuesday, not to mention rain, cold and theft, are horrible for expensive media gear, as Occupy Wall Street found after setting up an ad hoc media operation in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park in September. So Occupy Wall Street decided the best way to keep livestreams of the protests online was to move much of the gear to a safer location somewhere indoors. Wired.com visited the sorta-secret Media HQ in Manhattan last week for the first thorough tour of the facility. The conversations with activists eerily presaged the turmoil in Manhattan Tuesday and in cities like Oakland and Portland over the weekend. The popular all-volunteer operation, originally run from a tent in Zuccotti Park, moved to a narrow room in the A.J.
Occupy Museums! Speaking out in front of the Cannons The game is up: we see through the pyramid schemes of the temples of cultural elitism controlled by the 1%. No longer will we, the artists of the 99%, allow ourselves to be tricked into accepting a corrupt hierarchical system based on false scarcity and propaganda concerning absurd elevation of one individual genius over another human being for the monetary gain of the elitest of elite. For the past decade and more, artists and art lovers have been the victims of the intense commercialization and co-optation or art.
What started as “Occupy Wall Street” has quite literally turned into a worldwide movement . People across the country and the globe are picking up signs and gathering together to protest greed and corruption. The movement remains most pronounced in the United States where the common rallying cry is, “We are the 99%”, referring to the distribution of wealth at the top 1% of the population. But at these rallies, some people aren’t leaving of their own accord; they are being carried away by the police. There are YouTube videos popping up every day that show arrests bordering on brutality. In the initial days, a NYPD administrator in a white shirt could be seen pepper spraying a crowd who had done nothing but exercise their right to protest.