Posts Tagged ‘Occupy’

Don’t Surrender! A Report From Turkey

Posted in Curated Links on June 3rd, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Turkish Journalist Ece Temelkuran writes at New Statesman.

My friend, who was completely uninterested in politics until six days ago, had never been in conflict with the police before. Now, like hundreds of thousands of others in Turkey, she has become a warrior with goggles around her neck, an oxygen mask on her face and an anti-acid solution bottle in her hand. It is like a civil war between the police and the people. Yet nobody expected this when, six days ago, a group of protesters organised a sit-in at Istanbuls Gezi Park to protect trees that were to be cut down for the governments urban redevelopment project.

In Taksim Square, on the building of Atatürk Cultural Center, some people are hanging a huge banner. There are only two words on it: “Don’t surrender!”

READ MORE: People have killed their fear of authority – and the protests are growing.

Taksim Olayları

It’s S17: Happy Anniversary!

Posted in Other Content on September 17th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Today marks the first anniversary of the beginning of the revolution.

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com.

For more information and event listings, see S17NYC.orghere or here.

Follow Twitter hashtags #OWS, #S17 and #S17NYC or follow @OccupyWallSt.

The Spirit of Port Huron Endures

Posted in Other Content on June 15th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

The Port Huron Statement was completed fifty years ago today. It remains a visionary document, and a call to continue the unfinished work of my generation.

Let us rededicate ourselves to this work, so that The Psalmist’s words may be true:

“Justice shall flourish in those days, a profound peace from sea to sea and to the ends of the earth.”

Another world is possible.

★ ★ ★

Full Text of The Port Huron Statement

What The Port Huron Statement Still Has To Say - Commentary from Tom Hayden

Earlier Posts on Port Huron:

The Port Huron Statement at 50

More On The Port Huron Statement at 50


Occupy Continues To Innovate

Posted in Curated Links on June 14th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

From Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters:

“Stay loose, play jazz, keep the faith…capitalism is in terminal crisis and our movement has just begun.”

America, the Nurses Have Your Back

Posted in Video on May 22nd, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Support the Financial Transactions Tax. Learn more at NursesHealAmerica.org.

Welcome to Chicago

Posted in Curated Links on May 21st, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint. | [The Dissenter] - Under cover of the night around twelve police cars stopped five journalists when they were heading back to where they are staying in Chicago during the NATO summit. All five have been covering protests against the NATO summit for the past few days.

Why We’re Marching Against NATO

Posted in Curated Links, Quotes on May 18th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Stay safe out there, people.

Why we’re marching against NATO. [SocialistWorker.org] - Thousands of people – workers, students, antiwar veterans and activists, Occupiers and community organizers – will take to the streets of Chicago when more than 50 heads of state gather on May 20-21 for a summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

People of the world have come to understand through their own personal experience that war is not the answer, and veterans know that non-military solutions – non-NATO solutions – are essential in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the world where NATO imagines that force and violence will achieve its objectives.

- Ray Parrish, President of the Chicago Chapter of Veterans for Peace

Occupy’s Meme Warrior: Kalle Lasn Interview

Posted in Curated Links, Interviews on May 16th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Occupy’s Meme Warrior. [In These Times] - Last July, Adbusters sent out an invitation: “On Sept. 17, flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street.” The invitation sparked a movement.

Estonian-born documentary filmmaker Kalle Lasn co-founded Adbusters in 1989. Lasn, who is 70, draws his inspiration from the Situationists, avant-garde European revolutionaries who believed corporate capitalism perverted the human spirit. The Situationists reached their zenith in 1968 Paris and disbanded in 1972, but their efforts to affirm what it means to be free live on in Adbusters.

In These Times spoke with Lasn in March to see what “the man behind the curtain” had to say for himself and the movement he helped ignite.

Read the full interview at In These Times.

Chomsky: Rebellion or New Dark Age?

Posted in Curated Links on May 9th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

If the bonds and associations established by the Occupy movement can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead – because victory won’t come quickly – it could prove a significant moment in American history.

Read More: Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age? [TomDispatch]

Money, Power and Wall Street

Posted in Other Content on May 5th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

PBS Frontline has produced the authoritative report on the global financial crisis. Money, Power and Wall Street is a four hour special that lays out the origins and explains the implications of things like credit default obligations and derivative contracts. The report also covers our government’s involvement in the crisis in great detail and depth.

I would urge you to watch. The program presents the clearest picture yet of an economic and political nexus that is leading our world to ruin. It’s available for viewing online at the following url.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-power-wall-street