Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street Protesters (and Everyone Else) Occupy Wall Street has called for a global day of action on October 15, and protesters are mobilizing all over the world. In the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement has already spawned sizeable protests in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Austin, and other cities. Several of these movements have faced opposition from their local police departments, including mass arrests. Protesters of all political persuasions are increasingly documenting their protests -- and encounters with the police -- using electronic devices like cameras and cell phones.
84-Year-Old Dorli Rainey, Pepper-Sprayed at Occupy Seattle, Denounces "Worsening" Police Crackdowns This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZALEZ: Police departments across the country are coming under criticism for using excessive force against Occupy Wall Street protesters over the past two months. In Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn apologized Wednesday hours after an 84-year-old retired Seattle school teacher named Dorli Rainey was pepper-sprayed in the face during a protest. Occupy movement hand signals Occupy movement hand signals, grouped by function. Example signals Diagram of Occupy movement hand signals used in London 2011. Spokes Council Proposal Matt Lepacek Sorry for the spam but this is important Hi, I’m Matt from Open Source, Internet, Global Revolution-Livestream, I’m one of the technical people here and I really need you to ignore the length of this letter and still read it and even click on the link to the product I am discussing here. In Open-Source we have readily available tools that can be factored into the problem of our growing GA, to facilitate further brainstorming about the SC model solution. These tools are a system of quick-voting and polling tools both physical (paper) and electronic. We envision the solution to direct democracy is providing tools that will give every attending participant a voice on important issues.
Street artist Street artist in Place du Tertre, Paris A street artist is a person who creates their art or craft in public, most usually on streets, for monetary reward. Some artists also sell their art or craft. Artists include portrait artists, caricatures), artists who replicate famous paintings on the street itself or on large canvases, hair braiders, friendship bracelet makers and many others. The term 'street artist' is sometimes used more broadly to mean any persons involved in street performance or busking. These include musicians, acrobats, jugglers, living statues, street theatre performers. For the Fracture of Good Order “Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children….” These were Father Daniel Berrigan’s words when he was on trial in 1969 for a draft board raid in Catonsville, Maryland. He and eight others had entered the draft board office during business hours, removed draft files (against some resistance from the staff) and then burned them out front with homemade napalm.
Hands up, Toronto One of the more charming aspects of the Occupy movement is the protester’s doggedness to communicate with each other in a different way from, say, the boardroom. In New York, demonstrators in Zuccotti Park were barred from electronically amplifying their voices. No megaphones or bullhorns, no problem. They invented “the people’s mic.” At twice daily meetings, every sentence uttered by a speaker is repeated in unison by the group, carrying the message to the very back. Media - wiki.occupyboston.org Please direct all inquiries and requests for interviews to firstname.lastname@example.org Here's the link to the [Occupy Boston press kit] View an archive of official Press Releases. Street art John Fekner: Broken Promises/Falsas Promesas, South Bronx, 1980. The terms "urban art", "guerrilla art", "post-graffiti" and "neo-graffiti" are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism. Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of "art provocation". Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets.
The Human Chain as a Non-Violent Weapon One of the main weapons of non-violent uprisings are human chains. The latter's power is, as with all chains, its continuous physical form: a line of protesters interlocking arms and blocking the mobility of state agents. This is the breathing, striving material form of a collective body unified in its aim to wrest space from the control of the state. Paul Virilio wrote that “a place changes in quality according to the facility with which it can be crossed” (Bunker Archaeology, p.19). Human chains qualitatively transform and politicize space because they make it hard for state agents to move, cross that space, and control it.
General Assembly - wiki.occupyboston.org The General Assembly is a Occupy Boston wide meeting, held several evenings per week. General Assembly has three main sections: 1) Announcements - working groups and individuals have the opportunity to make announcements to the larger community, 2) Proposals - working groups and individual members can make proposals for the community to decide upon, 3) Individual Stack - an opportunity for members to share thoughts, opinions and feelings, relevant to Occupy Boston. General Assemblies are open to all Street Art As Provocations To Change The World By Clément Bommel - September 2, 2011 I've always been attracted to the street art movement. Although I hate stupid tags without meaning, I have fallen in love with artists who open your mind while looking at their art, while providing beauty to the towns they work in. Banksy (UK), Invader (FR), or Zibe (IT) are just a few.
Occupy! Now What? « MADE IN AMERICA One can sympathize with the central message of the Occupy movement that economic inequality and injustice have gone too far (a message recently reaffirmed by the Congressional Budget Office’s report on inequality, the Census Bureau’s new report on poverty, and the Justice Department’s criminal complaints against financial operators) and still have the foreboding that things will not turn out well. Paul Stein/Flikr Street protest movements rarely turn out well. In recent American history, it seems that if protest movements have had any political consequences of note, they have undermined their purposes probably more often than advanced them. The ones that have celebrated victory have had strong organization, discipline, defined goals, and a clear strategy to attain those goals – all features seemingly lacking in Occupy. Success Stories
Occupy Boston - wiki.occupyboston.org View all working groups ~ Learn about the General Assembly ~ View media written by or about Occupy Boston Occupy Boston stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, which may be seen as a consequence of the same inspirations that birthed the Arab Spring. In the aim of equalizing the power of individual voices, we employ a direct democracy.