Friday, May 27, 2016

A Day Of Memory Again

And so this post happens to be another one of those recycle this blog posts for when that same holiday rolls around each year and you can just repost it over and over. And so what Memorial Day weekend events are going on in that city of New York area that I can just post with that same "I'm not going to honor war" text of yesteryear's blagh post? Well, according to that Facebook event invite calendar, there's

Spook City in Tompkins Square

An event that got rained out earlier this month, that hopefully wont get rained out again this time, with a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

FREE show

n keeping with the traditional Squatter MayDay shows from 1988 on and in commemoration of the Memorial Day Riot of May 27, 1991.

Featuring [in order of appearance]:

• Carla "No Police State Girl"
• Ike's Wasted World
• Nico the Crow (formerly of Star Fucking Hipsters)
• Universal Truth Machine
• Skitzopolis
• The Wurst
• TransgenderedJesus
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC
• The Omega Men
• The Undead

There will be band merch, info and literature tables (on which the newTime Warp Zine and latest issue of The Shadow will be available).

Come dressed in spooky attire if you feel inspired!



And then there's

The 29th Annual LOISAIDA FESTIVAL (LoisaidaFest)
With a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

Produced and hosted by The Loisaida, Inc. Center, the LoisaidaFest has been the biggest carnival in downtown Manhattan since 1987, bringing more than 15,000 neighbors, visitors, guests artists, community organizations, companies, NYC leaders and restaurants together to celebrate their Latino contributions to NYC. A signature Puerto Rican and Latin American cultural event, the Festival celebrates Loisaida’s pride and diversity while supporting commerce, entrepreneurship, community service and neighborhood revitalization across Loisaida Avenue.

This year's Main Stage lineup at The LoisaidaFest is bringing together a mix of legendary and rising Puerto Rican stars. These include hip-hop singer and Loisaida's own Daydra Love "DayLuv", Bronx "grimie-melodic-pop" songstress Maxine Ashley, the L.E.S.'s Lower East Salsa, and Boogaloo Legend Johnny Colon and His Orchestra..., Macha Colón y Los Okapi will be joining the stage courtesy of La Marqueta Retoña. Puerto Rican icon and international entertainment phenomenon, Iris Chacón, will host the festivities alongside Marine-combat-vet-turned actor, singer/activist J.W. Cortes (from FOX's "Gotham”). The traditional Carnival Procession and the 3rd Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2016 at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden featuring MEZCOLANZA; Lizbeth RománFernandito FerrerBombaYo Youth Project, etc... return, providing entertainment for children and their families.


And there's also

YES Memorial Day BBQ // Pig Roast & Dance Party

We're making your meat hot. Happy America.
House of YES is hosting a Memorial Day Pig Roast.

No cover. Just meat. And music.

Tunico/ Flash Factory
Bonzai/ Komfort Xone
Saint Glock/ SIK NYC

21+

And Memorial Day is almost near in a couple of days or so according to that Gregorian calendar and all of those street festivals that are to be found everywhere in the streets today. And I thought to blah blog about this patriotic flag waving holiday. And this also leads me to realize that I have been blahging on this blog for over a year now and that these holidays seem to be a recurring event and same day, different year when that same ole Gregorian calendar date roles around. And then I thought, hey, I can just post the same blog entry from a year ago that I posted on this blog a year ago because it almost seems like it's the same day, different year. And besides, it's less writing sometimes. So the following is a passage that I posted on this blog a year ago: 

And today is Memorial Day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read "Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades". Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word "Patriot" have the word "Riot" in it? And why does the word "Military" militant militia have the word "Mal" in it? "Parens Patriarch, Father of our country", that phrase seems to be the basis of endless deaths of the world. I saw Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day. Peace on earth. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?


And then there's this one....


Honor The Veterans?

I thought I heard someone say yesterday that today or tomorrow is Veterans Day, another one of those patriotic holidays where the flag wavers come out in force. Let me check the calendar to see. Oh yeah, the calendar says Veterans day is today. Is this day observed in America only, or is this day observed in the rest of the world also? And so I find myself reposting a posting I posted several months ago for Memorial day, another one of those patriot holidays where the American flag wavers come out in force. Veterans account for a majority of the homeless mentally ill population these days, and a majority of them are disabled now as a result. For what reason is this an honor to support? I consider myself antipsychiatricky and do not believe mental illness exists and that psychiatry kills and originates from Nazi Germany where psych cia trists were mass murderers in white coats as is the case today, and that the mental death system is also an extension of Orwellianism, where family members turn in family members, and neighbors turn in neighbors to the thought police for thought crimes. Psychiatry and psych trickery is an art and not a science. And so I would like to think of mental illness as problems in living. And I believe in the abolishment of forced psych cia trick treatment that is often cruel and inhumane. Therapy? The rap y? Y the rap? Therapist, The rapist. Mind Freedom is a great website to read for all things alternative to the mental death system. And so today is Memorial Day in America. I mean Veterans day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read "Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades". Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday, or the ultimate hate hour as George Orwell might say. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all, except for the fact that guns have been invented, the worst invention of an industry ever. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word "Patriot" have the word "Riot" in it? And why does the word "Military" militant militia have the word "Mal" in it? "Parens Patriae, father of the people", the guardian. That phrase seems to be the basis of an endless amount of death and suffering in the world; the protection of property or other material things. I saw Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day, I mean Veterans day. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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Monday, May 2, 2016

A May Day Rain Show


















Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this post happens to be about vending a DecorForU rain sale of ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬, ‪#‎occupywallstreet‬, ‪#‎berniesanders‬ ‪#‎nopolicestate‬ and ‪#‎theshadow‬ necklaces, magnets and key chains @ Mayday Space @ MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner for when singing that no police state song @ May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square gets rained out, cancelled or postponed. And as I had blaghed in that previous blog post about a May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square, there was supposed to be a May Day show at Tompkins Square Park in that city of New York yesterday. Well it got rained out and rescheduled for next weekend and I found myself vending those all things Bernie Sanders and more necklaces at May Day Space MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner instead, as in those photos that find themselves posted above. And if I must blagher say, Mayday Space is this really cool space in Bushwick Brooklyn that has all things save the world events and more. And how those other May Day outdoor events in the New York City area faired in this May Day rain weather I am not sure, but in case you happen to be interested, this MAY DAY NYC 2016 WEEKEND ROUND-UP list may tell you below:

April 30: EDUCATE
---- 11:30am-6:30pm: LIBERATION LAB! 5th annual May Day Free University w. Rename&Reclaim / 5to Primero de Mayo de la Universidad Libre con Renombrar y Reclamar (Washington Square Park, Manhattan)
---- 2-6pm: Día Internacional de las Trabajadoras - International Workers Day (Brook Park, South Bronx)
---- 7pm: Anthology: Crown Heights (Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn. Also performing on May 1 @2pm)
---- 7pm-2am: SATURDAY: May Day Eve - Verso Party (20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn)
May 1: CELEBRATE
---- 12pm: 2016 May Day at Union Square (Union Square, Manhattan) --> 2:45pm march to Washington Square to join 3pm 5th Annual Immigrant Worker Justice Tour! (Washington Square Park, Manhattan)
---- 12-6pm: Vendy Plaza at La Marqueta - Opening Day (1590 Park Ave, Manhattan)
---- 12:30pm: Support Striking Verizon Wireless Workers on May Day(8524 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn)
---- 1pm: May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square (Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan)
---- 2-4pm: Solidarity Economy Walking Tour (Brooklyn Commons @388 Atlantic Ave)
---- 2-8:30pm: MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner (Mayday Space @176 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn)
---- 3-7pm: International Worker's May Day Speakout in the Hood! - ¡Manifestación para El Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en el Barrio!(Kingsbridge Armory, 29 W Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx)
---- 5-8pm: Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction Opening (Interference Archive, 131 8th St, Brooklyn)
---- 6pm: May Day Noise Demo in Solidarity With Prison Strikers and Akai Gurley (Metropolitan Correctional Center, Manhattan)
---- 8pm: Queers for Flint: A May Day After Party (Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn)

And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.  Have a great day after May Day and more.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders at a Tompkins Square Park Concert










Okay, so as far as I know, Bernie Sanders isn't really going to be at that May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square Park event May 1st. It's just that with all this #Berniemania campaigning going on, and a bazillion and more Bernie Sanders rallies, concerts, subway rides, Victory Pow Wows, marches, parties, planning parties, brunches, canvassing, bus riding, actions, Bernstorming, presentations and more Berniemania events going on , and the debates and primaries just days away, I thought to put Bernie Sanders in the title of this blagh post just to catch your attention so that you can make it to that 1st Tompkins Square Park concert of the year to be found in that neighborhood of the East Village to be found in that city of New York if you happen to be in the neighborhood. And Chris Flash and The Shadow had that  TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK (POLICE) RIOT 27TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS in the park last year and a bunch of other riot reunion concerts at Tompkins Square Park before that.  Well what I kind of really meant was at least DecorForU is planning to be there with Bernie jewelry and will be vending those Bernie SandersBlack Lives Matter, Occupy Wall StreetThe Shadow and Tompkins Square Park necklaces, key chains and magnets for one dollar each at this May Day event.  And in case you have been stuck in the stone age or hiding out under a rock or something, Bernie Sanders is running for president as part of those United States presidential elections 2016. And Bernie Sanders For President! And so back to that Tompkins Square Park Concert. And that Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square

Sunday May 1 at 2pm - 7pm in EDT

Tompkins Square Park
330 East 10th Street, New York, New York 10009

☆☆ FREE show ☆☆

Featuring:

• Comrades
• Jennifer Blowdryer
• Night Rite
• Pink Lips (featuring PeeWee of ICU)
• The Wurst
• Skitzopolis
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC

Starts at 2pm and goes on 'till 7pm. Come and enjoy the performers and speakers in YOUR F**KING PARK!!

(There will be info tables, band merch, and the latest issues of the SHADOW and Time Warp on sale, as well...)

We'll have a real coooool time ☆


And No Police State Girl is planning on singing that No Police State song at this all things No Police State and more event also. And it seems that more performers and speakers will be added to that show as that May Day day nears. Squat The World. Housing is a Human Right. And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.  Have a great Bernie Sanders, May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square concert day and more. Hope to see you there.
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Monday, March 14, 2016

A House Of Yes Shwick Market






















And even when that Google Page Rank Update still wants to send me in search of a fifth full time job for when that get rich internet quick does not get rich internet quick, I still find myself blaghing about events, events, and more events on this blog. And so I have been attempting to vend that DecorForU jewelry to try and sell those #blacklivesmatter and #berniesandersforpresident! necklaces, I guess. And so in that latest attempt to sell that handmade jewelry, I came across that Shwick Spring Market Facebook event invite in facebookland that read something like:

A Crop of Creative Makers Bringing You The Freshest Product

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APPLY NOW TO SELL at http://shwick.us/apply.html
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Join us at the House of YES as we host a bunch of creative makers of all sorts of stuff, from clothes to toys, jewelry, food, art and more!

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Groove to Tunes by Sam Rad
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Some of the makers...

Sunflower Pipes
Denizenbklyn
Color Me Chad LLC
Pierre's Spicy
SAS Quiltz and other stuff.
Peppa Jewelry
Michael Krasowitz
Elyse_Designs
Strange Vixens Inc
Scavenger Shop by SL
The BQE
Bread x Butta
Graff Names
Tuxedo Cat Designs
Lovely Sunday
OOO Foods
Jeni Lynn Arts
Shino NYC
Cee Cee's Closet NYC
Zen Art & Design, Inc.
Metrix Jewelry
Taproot Organics
Lorraine Khalil
Divya Candles
Bottle Charms
Made Here
Legalize Your Mind
Etymology
Brick and Hoarder
Decor For You
Schizophrenic NYC
Andrew Andrew
Revolt Vintage
Reiki Healing by Nicole
3D Brooklyn
Aliensofbrooklyn
Michael Krasowitz
Mousei Bear



And so I applied for one of those sidewalk tables and paid that vendors fee to sell at that Shwick Spring Market in hopes that it wouldn't rain and you would make that vendors fee back in sales on that day you decided to vend on the sidewalk in front of House of Yes, the coolest art space and performance venue ever that seems to be all burlesque and beyond to be found in that rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick Brooklyn, now called East Williamsburg or Billyburgwick or something like that, for real estate marketing purposes maybe, to be found in that city of New York. And if I must blogger say, those artist markets, or flea markets of just markets where people vend, rock, with all of the handmade arts and crafts and designer stuff to be found.  And according to Markets of New York City, there appears to be no end to these kind of markets in New York City.  And what else is there that I can say about vending and markets that has not already been said in vendors and market time as in those photos and videos from that Shwick Spring Market that find themselves posted above, I am not exactly sure, except have a great market day and more. 
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Rally To Shut Down Rikers Island















And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day one thousand and something, I think.  And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond movement Black Lives Matter, are still moving fast. And in case you haven't heard, the Calls To Close Down Rikers Island Are Getting Louder to where even government officials are addressing the topic of closing down Rikers Island.  And in case you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age and haven't heard again, Rikers Island is this infamous prison, or jail, located in New York City that can be compared to Abu Ghraib, a torture chamber, a concentration camp, a place with no oversight, where you have to worry for your life from the guards more so than the prisoners themselves. And Rikers Island was named after Richard Riker, who sent bounty hunters to the south to collect slaves. And a modern day slave plantation Rikers Island is. And so there has been a March to Shut Down Rikers Island protest, a A Rise Up October Rikers Island Protest and other protests held recently around Shutting Rikers Island Down.  And so just yesterday, Campaign to Shut Down Rikers held a Rally at Mayor de Blasios office to #ShutDownRikers! at New York City Hall to Shut down Rikers.   Justice for Kalief Browder. And that Facebook event invite for this event read something like:

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has called closing Rikers a "good concept" but that we need to "get real"...while he authorizes $1 billion per year to run a racist torture chamber infamous for its culture of violence: Rikers Island jail complex. 

For the 11,000 people locked up on Rikers, "getting real" means an immediate end to solitary confinement, the immediate shutdown of Rikers, and full divestment of the city's $1 billion from mass incarceration. Instead, our campaign demands investments into our communities in the form of community-based social services, mental health care, rehabilitation, and due process protections.

Recent debate among elected officials about shutting Rikers shows—finally—acknowledgment of govt. responsibility for failing practices within the criminal (in)justice system. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have voiced support for closing Rikers Island, a jail notorious for countless acts of brutality and bloodshed at the hands of correction officers. 90% of people detained on Rikers are Black or Brown, 80% could walk free if they had bail money, and 85% are awaiting trial or their next court appearance, not convicted of any crime. 40% of people held there suffer from mental health issues and need care not cages. Rikers has failed the people of NYC for far too long.
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Join Akeem Browder, brother of Kalief Browder, and the Campaign to Shut Down Rikers:

Tuesday, February 23rd at 9 AM
City Hall - East side entrance at Park Row

Bill de Blasio: There is nothing unrealistic about shutting down Rikers. The time to close the racist torture chamber called Rikers Island is now!

Endorsed by (in aphabetical order): ICE FREE NYC, Incarcerated Nation Corp., International Socialist Organization (NYC), Millions March NYC, New Yorkers Against Bratton, NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, NYC Jails Action Coalition, NYC Shut It Down, People's Power Assembly NYC, and more TBA
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www.ShutDownRikers.org
shutdownrikers@gmail.com
#ShutDownRikers #Justice4Kalief #BlackLivesMatter


And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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