Noam Chomsky - How To Achieve Social Change. Ultimate Exposure Computer. Imagine an exposure computer so advanced that it uses your eyes as a sensor.
The processing unit is as powerful as your brain. The computer is accurate over a light range from reflected starlight through the light produced in a hydrogen fusion reaction. This computer weighs nothing and operates without batteries. It comes with instructions to allow you to implant the capabilities of the computer directly into your own memory so you can accurately judge a correct exposure by simply looking at the type of light that the subject is in. You are using this computer right now! Everything I've said above is true. The fact is that the concept of photographic exposure is extremely simple. Knowledge of photographic exposure is essential to controlling the creative side of the photographic process.
But first, a word about copyright. WHY YOUR LIGHT METER LIES TO YOULight meters can be less accurate than you might imagine. How do you compensate for the fact that your meter is lying? So it goes. Pepper Spray Developer Shocked At Its Widespread Use, As Is Hitler. Why Naomi Wolf got it wrong. On Friday, Naomi Wolf made the attention-grabbing accusation in the Guardian that federal officials were involved in, indeed ordered, the violent crackdowns against Occupy Wall Street protesters that we've been seeing across the country these past few weeks.
Congressional overseers, with the blessing of the White House, told the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] to authorise mayors to order their police forces - pumped up with millions of dollars of hardware and training from the DHS - to make war on peaceful citizens. The next day, Joshua Holland debunked Wolf's claims on Alternet. I don't have much to add to Holland's critique. Wolf gets many of her facts wrong, and Holland shows it. The problem, though, is bigger than that: The reason Wolf gets her facts wrong is that she's got her theory wrong. Like many critics of state coercion in the United States, Wolf seems to assume that political repression requires or entails national coordination and centralised direction from the feds. Mobile Phones and Activism. I’m giving a talk on activist uses of mobile phones in the developing world later this month.
Prior to the talk, the organizers have asked me to submit a short paper on the topic - here’s a draft of what I’m planning on turning in, with the hope that you guys can offer some comments and make it better. If you ask a US-based activist the most important technical development of the past five years, they’ll likely tell you about the rise of citizen media, the use of blogs and web community sites to disseminate information, organize events and raise money. Bloggers helped make Howard Dean a contender for the democratic nomination for president in 2004, and many of the people involved with his online campaign have gone on to develop increasingly complicated software, helping support efforts towards Congressional transparency as well as political organizing. Faceoff at 55 Wall St. MSNBC on NYPD Police Brutality during Occupy Wall St. Lawrence O'donnell with "The Last Word".
Slavoj Zizek en Occupy Wall Street. Cavalry Arrives for Occupy Wall Street. George carlin Bankers. Rachel Maddow gives compelling argument for Occupy Wall Street protest. Rachel Maddow: History frowns on violent response to protests. Rachel Maddow: Can you bail me out now? Keith Olbermann On Occupy Wall Street Protest (27-Sept-11)(POLITICS IS ACTION series)
Keith Olbermann calls out Media Blackout on 'Occupy Wall Street' Protest. Michael Moore 'Occupy Wall Street will only get Bigger' 99GetSmart. Open Assembly. “Occupy Wall Street”: Thousands March in NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today President Obama is set to unveil a deficit-reduction plan that includes tax increases as well as cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The cuts are meant to reduce government spending by more than $3 trillion over the next decade. The plan also calls for $1.1 trillion in savings from winding down the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. With the United States facing record levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality, Obama’s plan will include higher taxes on the rich. In his weekly radio and video address Saturday, he talked about his jobs bill and said everyone would need to help reduce the U.S. deficit.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It will create new jobs. AMY GOODMAN: According to White House officials, the President will announce a new tax rate for people earning more than $1 million a year so they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings in taxes as middle-income Americans. [break] Mobile Broadcast News. Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Obvious Reason. Wait, the cops are at fault for "incit[ing] people to fuck with them physically"?
Give me a break. Your comment, along with a lot of others in this thread, makes the assumption that the police are trying to beat the shit out of people to somehow protect their friends in Wall Street. Having had a few friends in the force, let me clue you in - the police do not give a flying fuck about this cause or any other cause when they're doing protest control. They're not for it, they're not against it, they really just don't give a shit. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women. Sep 25, 2011 1:03pm (Tina Fineberg/AP Photo)
Police Arresting Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge. Nathan Schneider: Who Will Occupy Wall Street on September 17? When the culture-jamming activist group Adbusters put out a call on July 13 for "20,000 people" to "flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months," it never said who those people would be.
Now, the question on the minds of everyone from the Department of Homeland Security to the Lower East Side anarchist set is just who and how many will actually show up. The simplest cop-out of an answer is to say that nobody exactly knows. To an extent, it's true. The large, established, membership groups -- unions, lobbies, etc. -- have kept quiet about it, so their rank-and-file can't be counted on en masse. There's no central planning committee, no permit with the city, and not even an official website, so there's no obvious person to ask for a prediction or a figure. The group is mainly young, with a tendency toward black T-shirts, bicycles, and hand-rolled cigarettes. Their stories are ordinary, but in a charmed sort of way. PhotOH! What CNN and MSNBC are not covering today: Protesters Occupy Wall Street. Protesters have been occupying Wall Street for days to draw attention to "the economic occupation" of Big Banks, Big Corporations, Big Money, Big Greed.
Remember when civil disobedience like this used to get the attention of the news media? Now that kind of coverage only happens at tea party rallies like the ones below (as opposed to the ongoing march by thousands on Wall Street), and when the signs look like this: Now here are a few screen grabs I took of Occupy Wall Street, where you can bet there would be 24/7 reporting on MSNBC and CNN if these were tea baggers: Live stream here. Amazing photo here. And as a reminder, this is what class warfare looks like: Wall Street protesters won’t leave financial avenue - BlogPost. Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011 Sep 19, 2011 02:22 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost Some 5,000 people descended on Wall Street for a “Day of Rage” Saturday to protest the United States’s “corrupt democratic process” and the use of corporate money in American elections.
Wall Street protesters promise to continue - Americas. Members of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement have vowed to stay through winter in a park near New York's iconic financial district, where they are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment in the United States.
Protests inspired by New York's have emerged in other US cities in recent days, including Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. "Something Has Started": Michael Moore on the Occupy Wall St. Protests That Could Spark a Movement. The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world. People protest during the 'Occupy Wall Street' rally at Bowling Green Plaza on 17 September. Photograph: Steven Greaves/Demotix/Corbis On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as 5,000 Americans descended on to the financial district of lower Manhattan, waved signs, unfurled banners, beat drums, chanted slogans and proceeded to walk towards the "financial Gomorrah" of the nation.
They vowed to "occupy Wall Street" and to "bring justice to the bankers", but the New York police thwarted their efforts temporarily, locking down the symbolic street with barricades and checkpoints. Undeterred, protesters walked laps around the area before holding a people's assembly and setting up a semi-permanent protest encampment in a park on Liberty Street, a stone's throw from Wall Street and a block from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Occupy Wall Street protests: 'The rich get richer' - video. Why “Occupy Wall Street” Critics Are More Clueless Than the Protesters. Henry Blodget purports to have no idea what the " Occupy Wall Street" protestors in Manhattan's Liberty Plaza really want. The NYT and other major media outlets are equally baffled, characterizing the movement as rudderless or downright loony.
Even Mother Jones , the lefty pub named after a famous 19th century labor organizer, sniffs at what it describes as the demonstrators' feckless "posturing. " Do tell. Occupy Wall Street Protest Media Coverage Hypocrisy - Tina Dupuy Crooks and Liars. Occupy Wall Street wins over union backing, more protesters. Reporting from New York— In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America, the movement called Occupy Wall Street brought thousands of people to the streets of New York on Wednesday after major labor unions gave their backing to its anti-greed message. The march, from Occupy Wall Street's makeshift headquarters at a small park in the financial district to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, was the largest since the group launched its movement Sept. 17.
At its peak, the crowd of several thousand filled Foley Square and covered the steps of the courthouse across the street as speakers from several labor groups railed against corporate America. "Every one of us is here because of corporate greed," yelled Christopher Shelton, vice president of the regional branch of the Communication Workers of America. Day After Zuccotti Raid, Few Occupy Wall Street Protesters Gathering In Park.
On Wednesday afternoon, a day and a half after the city temporarily evicted protesters from Zuccotti Park, security and media were in large supply. What was largely missing were the occupiers themselves. "Let's face it, it's depressing to come down here and see the park naked," said Michael Fix, a New York filmmaker and core protester with a long history of activism, as he surveyed the 80 or so protesters scattered around the mostly empty space. While protesters were allowed back in the park on Tuesday, they were barred from bringing tents or sleeping bags. An older man with a blue striped umbrella approached Fix. "Excuse me," he asked, "do you know where everyone is? More than 200 arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters, police clash.
NYPD Sergeants Union Blasts Protesters In Oakland For Violence. NEW YORK -- A union representing 5,000 New York City Police Department sergeants blasted Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday and threatened to sue them should they injure police. "New York's police officers are working around the clock as the already overburdened economy in New York is being drained by 'occupiers' who intentionally and maliciously instigate needless and violent confrontations with the police," said Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
Although sergeants are higher in rank than patrol officers, they do not wear the white shirts of some of the more senior officers. Protesters have at times played confrontational cat-and-mouse games with the police, but incidents of serious violence directed against the NYPD by protesters in New York have been extremely rare. Mullins vowed to pursue the "harshest possible civil sanctions" against violent individuals. McDonald's Job Applications Dumped On 'Occupy' Protesters By Chicago Board Of Trade. Occupy Wall Street Newspaper Raises $54,000 on Kickstarter. Occupy Wall Street: The First Twenty-Four Hours : un album. (20) Twitter / Search - #OccupyWallStreet... #OCCUPYWALLSTREET (OccupyWallStNYC) Share photos and videos on Twitter. Bloodied man from #OccupyWallSt @OccupyWallStNYC. #OccupyWallst woman arrested and bloodied.
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Occupy Cincinnati - Home. OccupyCincinnati. Occupy Portland. Occupy Portland Official. Occupy Boston. The Occupy Boston Globe by Occupy Boston Globe. (Photo by Beau Cote, Mayor Menino on Occupy Boston arrests. Occupy Cleveland. OccupyClevelandCam1 on USTREAM. Occupy Cleveland can demonstrate on Public Square 24 hours a day. Occupy Cleveland Wins Injunction Against City of Cleveland In Federal Court to End Curfew of Protest.
SOLIDARITY WITH #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. OCCUPY SACRAMENTO. Occupy Oakland. Rachel Maddow: Oakland shuts down for general strike. Rachel Maddow: Police respond to Occupy Oakland with violence. Iraq War Vet Hospitalized with Fractured Skull After Being Shot by Police at Occupy Oakland Protest. Occupy San Diego. Occupy San Diego Live Feed!! Occupy Berkeley. Occupy Colleges. Occupy the London Stock Exchange.