Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Decor 4 U

So Passover, that high holy day that marks spring and Easter must be today, yesterday or tomorrow according to that Gregorian calender on the wall because all of those articles in internetland and I guess just about everywhere else in advertisingland are starting to display those Seder and break out the Matzo photos. And even though this blagh post isn't exactly about Passover, it does happen to be about DecorForU, some Etsy page I created a while ago in an attempt to sell those boxes and containers I have been decorating. And those photos that find themselves posted above, well they are Etsy for you. And what exactly this has to do with a No Police State I am not exactly sure except that it's just another one of those posts I am posting in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible. Have a great Etsy day and more.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Occupy Wall Street Worldwide

When will you #reoccupy? April 4th? May 1st? It's not if, but when. And so on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day 931. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast, sort of. And today is one of those reoccupy Wall Street kind of days. And there is a Wave of Action on this day for reoccupy seemingly everything everywhere with website descriptions and seemingly a bazillion websites and Occupy Wall Street Facebook events that I have come across in internetland in the past few days that read something like as follows. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

 
The Worldwide Wave of Action begins April 4th and runs through July 4th. During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display.

Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The Worldwide Wave of Action gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to make it happen and move society forward. Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.

On April 4th, there will be Worldwide Wave launch celebrations at hundreds of former Occupy locations globally. We will gather at Zuccotti Park in NYC to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of nonviolent action and spend the day connecting with allies and strategizing spring action campaigns. This crowdsourced campaign will become what you, the people, make of it, self-organizing and organically evolving, a new culture will emerge.

What are you most passionate about? What are you doing to be the change? Whatever it is, passionately be it in public this spring. Get together with like-minded friends and have fun with it.

We have power in numbers. United we are unstoppable.

OUR TIME HAS COME!!

#WaveOfAction #GlobalSpring #ReOccupy #BeTheChange



If you can't make it to NYC, find a location near you here ~ http://directory.occupy.net/



and also....

We Are A Movement Of Movements

The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th. During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display. Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety. Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.

On April 4th, there will be launch celebrations at hundreds of former Occupy locations globally. We will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of nonviolent action and spend the day connecting with allies and strategizing Spring action campaigns. This crowdsourced campaign will become what you, the people, make of it, self-organizing and organically evolving, a new culture will emerge. What are you most passionate about? What are you doing to be the change? Whatever it is, passionately be it in public this Spring. Get together with like-minded friends and have fun with it. We have power in numbers. United we are unstoppable. OUR TIME HAS COME!!

Please use these hashtags ~ #WaveOfAction #GlobalSpring #ReOccupy #BeTheChange

Here is a partial list of April 4th #‎WaveOfAction Facebook event listings. The Worldwide Wave is incredibly decentralized, hard to keep track of everything happening. Please send info for events we have missed to Admin@WaveOfAction.org.

In service to the many people who refuse to use Facebook for organizing, we will be introducing an online organizing platform and tools to help facilitate actions. Stay tuned for more info. Click on map below to find an April 4th location near you...

 and also.... 


"You are needed for a wave of action." - Occupy Wall Street
We need you to join the #WaveOfAction that is rising everywhere on Friday. If you cannot make it to an action in your city, please consider supporting the food fund for on the ground participants.
In NYC we will be directly confronting the power of the 1%. Marching on multinational airport corporations who pay poverty wages in the morning, and on Wall Street for the closing bell in the afternoon, and back to our park in the evening where we will begin a three month fight back against the oligarchy that gets stronger everyday.
On the first day of Occupy Wall Street no one thought it could happen either.

The Plan on Friday (April 4) in NYC

3:00 pm: Summer Disobedience School Reunion (People's Gong!)

Federal Hall, 26 Wall St., NYC
Perform the People’s Gong with the #OWS Direct Action Summer Disobedience School! This is a great entry point into the global wave of action on Wall Street.
Find out the specifics at nycga.net.

7:00 pm: 99% City-Wide Wave Of Action (People's Assembly!)

Liberty Square (Formerly Zuccotti Park)
7:05pm Vigil for Dr. King / 7:15pm Assembly
The People’s Assembly will happen after the vigil of Dr. King to reconvene the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement as well as many of the movements that preceded it.
All the details are at nycga.net

Full Schedule for NYC:

Friday, April 4

9:30 am: The Dream Marches On: Sanitation Workers 1968--Airport Workers 2014

Meet just south of the intersection of Belt Parkway and Lefferts Blvd
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968 as he stood with striking Memphis sanitation workers, who were struggling to make the American dream accessible to all. 48 years later, New York area airport workers are organizing renew that road to the American dream. Workers, elected and clergy leaders and community supporters will gather at the Lefferts Blvd JFK AirTrain Station at 9:30 a.m. They will march along Lefferts to 83rd Avenue to Queens Blvd to Junction Blvd, with the march ending at 3:30 p.m. on the 94th Street Bridge by Ditmars Blvd, which leads into LaGuardia Airport.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/432929090175142


11:00 am: Vigil at Congressman Charlie Rangel's Office

163 W 125th Street, New York, NY
Join the vigils at congressional district offices across the United States to demand that congress pass the Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street – the only real cure to the illness of rampant economic inequality.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/752900214729898/756392451047341

3:00 pm: Summer Disobedience School Reunion People's Gong

Federal Hall
Join the #OWS Direct Action Summer Disobedience School Class of 2012 as they come together as a part of the global wave of action on Wall Street to perform the People’s Gong.
Find out more at nycga.net.


4:20 pm: Medicine for the Movement

Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park)
Occupy Reefer Madness is a coalition of seasoned lawyers, policy experts, Occupy Wall Street Activists, artists, marijuana users and non-users who are new to activism. We demand the passage of The New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. We will be giving a public teach-in on the details of this bill how you can help make recreational marijuana a reality in New York and beyond as part of our contribution to the #waveofaction beginning on April 4th. If we can make our medicine legal in the marijuana arrest capital of the world then we can do it everywhere.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/744843895539992/

5:30 pm: 99% Wave of Action - Say No To the Regressive Agenda of Cuomo!

Federal Hall
Demand a New York that works for #AllOfUs, not only the 1%.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/475983245864460/



6:00 pm: Political Prisoner & Movement Martyr Night Vigil

New York City Veterans Memorial
Join local peace activists as they join the World Wide Wave of Action with a candle light vigil & silent night march from Foley Square to the NY Veterans Memorial to raise awareness about those killed & imprisoned during the on going non-violent struggle for justice for all.
More Information: Wave Of Action


Yo Occupy! Join the #WaveOfAction in NYC

"You are needed for a wave of action." - Occupy Wall Street
We need you to join the #WaveOfAction that is rising everywhere on Friday. If you cannot make it to an action in your city, please consider supporting the food fund for on the ground participants.
In NYC we will be directly confronting the power of the 1%. Marching on multinational airport corporations who pay poverty wages in the morning, and on Wall Street for the closing bell in the afternoon, and back to our park in the evening where we will begin a three month fight back against the oligarchy that gets stronger everyday.
On the first day of Occupy Wall Street no one thought it could happen either.

The Plan on Friday (April 4) in NYC

3:00 pm: Summer Disobedience School Reunion (People's Gong!)

Federal Hall, 26 Wall St., NYC
Perform the People’s Gong with the #OWS Direct Action Summer Disobedience School! This is a great entry point into the global wave of action on Wall Street.
Find out the specifics at nycga.net.

7:00 pm: 99% City-Wide Wave Of Action (People's Assembly!)

Liberty Square (Formerly Zuccotti Park)
7:05pm Vigil for Dr. King / 7:15pm Assembly
The People’s Assembly will happen after the vigil of Dr. King to reconvene the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement as well as many of the movements that preceded it.
All the details are at nycga.net

HOW TO HELP: FOOD FUND




Follow #WaveOfAction and #YouAreNeeded.


Full Schedule for NYC:

Friday, April 4

9:30 am: The Dream Marches On: Sanitation Workers 1968--Airport Workers 2014

Meet just south of the intersection of Belt Parkway and Lefferts Blvd
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968 as he stood with striking Memphis sanitation workers, who were struggling to make the American dream accessible to all. 48 years later, New York area airport workers are organizing renew that road to the American dream. Workers, elected and clergy leaders and community supporters will gather at the Lefferts Blvd JFK AirTrain Station at 9:30 a.m. They will march along Lefferts to 83rd Avenue to Queens Blvd to Junction Blvd, with the march ending at 3:30 p.m. on the 94th Street Bridge by Ditmars Blvd, which leads into LaGuardia Airport.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/432929090175142


11:00 am: Vigil at Congressman Charlie Rangel's Office

163 W 125th Street, New York, NY
Join the vigils at congressional district offices across the United States to demand that congress pass the Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street – the only real cure to the illness of rampant economic inequality.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/752900214729898/756392451047341


3:00 pm: Summer Disobedience School Reunion People's Gong

Federal Hall
Join the #OWS Direct Action Summer Disobedience School Class of 2012 as they come together as a part of the global wave of action on Wall Street to perform the People’s Gong.
Find out more at nycga.net.


4:20 pm: Medicine for the Movement

Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park)
Occupy Reefer Madness is a coalition of seasoned lawyers, policy experts, Occupy Wall Street Activists, artists, marijuana users and non-users who are new to activism. We demand the passage of The New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act. We will be giving a public teach-in on the details of this bill how you can help make recreational marijuana a reality in New York and beyond as part of our contribution to the #waveofaction beginning on April 4th. If we can make our medicine legal in the marijuana arrest capital of the world then we can do it everywhere.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/744843895539992/

5:30 pm: 99% Wave of Action - Say No To the Regressive Agenda of Cuomo!

Federal Hall
Demand a New York that works for #AllOfUs, not only the 1%.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/475983245864460/

6:00 pm: Political Prisoner & Movement Martyr Night Vigil

New York City Veterans Memorial
Join local peace activists as they join the World Wide Wave of Action with a candle light vigil & silent night march from Foley Square to the NY Veterans Memorial to raise awareness about those killed & imprisoned during the on going non-violent struggle for justice for all.
More Information: Wave Of Action

6:00 pm: Know Your Rights - NYC #WaveOfAction Mask Edition

Did you know you can be arrested for wearing a mask during #WaveOfAction?
Police in New York City sometimes enforce a very old city law that bans masks and facial coverings at gatherings of two or more people unless it is “a masquerade party or like entertainment.”
If there is more than one masked individual at an event, everyone wearing a mask could get arrested. The law permits the police to use discretion in enforcement, so there may be some situations, and some types of face coverings, that police will ignore.
Find out more at nycga.net

6:30 pm: Operation Safe Winter Community Potluck

60 Wall Street, New York, NY
Join members of the NYC Activist community to provide healthy hot meals to those in need in & around the Financial District of New York City. This project is a grassroots volunteer effort inspired by Operation Safe Winter.
Find out more on nycga.net


7:00 pm: Book as Tactic: NYC Launch for Debt Resisters' Operations Manual

Join us on Friday April 4th for the New York City launch of the fully revised and updated edition of the Debt Resisters' Operations Manual. We will discuss the original conception of the manual as a form of collaborative research to emerge from Occupy Wall Street, and reflect on the possibilities of using the format of the book as an organizing tool in the task of building a debt-resistance movement. Along with a brief introduction to this revised edition, the event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the role played by books in emancipatory movements more generally—including book blocs of course! Refreshments will be served, red squares will be distributed, and plans will be hatched for moving from analysis to action in the years to come.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1375597829385171/






7:00 pm: 99% City-Wide Wave Of Action- People's Assembly

Liberty Square (Formerly Zuccotti Park) 7:05pm Vigil for Dr. King / 7:15pm Assembly
The People’s Assembly will happen after the vigil of Dr. King to reconvene the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement as well as many of the movements that preceded it.
Read more at nycga.net


8:30 pm: People’s Grassroots Conference on Monetary Affairs

Federal Reserve Bank 33 Liberty Street New York 8:30pm
We will be giving presentations and answering questions on the history of the Federal Reserve, The NEED Act, the Livable Wage Movement and the New York City Bitcoin Center in front of the NYC Federal Reserve from 8pm – 11pm as our contribution to the #waveofaction kick off party.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/517755408329988/



9:45 pm: Occupy Veterans Memorial Civil Disobedience

New York City Veterans Memorial 55 Water Street New York 9:45pm
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a POP space intended to be open to the public 24 hours a day to honor those who served in South East Asia yet at 10 PM it is closed by management. Take a stand with Occupy as we honor those who have died in wars both past & present on April 4th with a reading of names at the space starting at 9:45 PM. At 10 PM we will engage in a non-violent sit in to protest this 1st amendment infringement & to raise awareness about the need to end all wars. This action is to also show solidarity with Veterans for Peace who have supported Occupy & it’s community.

Occupy Jail Support

NYPD Central Booking 100 Centre Street 10:00pm Civil Disobedience often means having to take an arrest to carry the message of economic injustice to the wider world & those facing arrest need your solidarity in the form of jail support. Please join the Occupy Wall Street Jail Support community as they volunteer to track, wait for & then greet those arrested as they are released. For more information please follow the hashtag #JailSupport on April 4th online via Twitter & Facebook and visit nycga.net.


11:00 pm: Wildcat March

From Federal Hall Steps to Union Square
Wear Black. Bring Pots, Pans & Noise Makers.
Find out more on Faceboo

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Zombie Apocalypse Again


Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. 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 for some reason or another. And I know I have posted these zombie apocalypse posts on this blog before. It's just that when I keep reading articles such as The anxiety of unplugging and why we should disconnect to connect, and coming across photos like that This Is Progress photo that finds itself posted above and then videos with titles like The Innovation of Loneliness and what Facebook is doing to us that also finds itself posted above, it just brings me back to images of the zombie apocalypse and the robot nation again of wherever people are gathered these days and times, and that's not even including my travels throughout planet earth on the streets, planes, trains, buses, boats or whatever social situation or traveling mode that one may find themselves in only to be surrounded by people staring at handheld devices with blue light emanating from them and fidgeting with handheld gadgets as if in a trance and life amongst humanity seems as if it is a scene out of a science fiction movie sometimes. And this scenario seems as if it is a world wide phenomenon these days and times. What has technology done to humanity, for better or for worse. And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Blogging While Black

And so this is yet another one of those posts that I find myself posting simply for the sake of attempting to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible. And with it still being winter in that country of North America, and with headlines reading Russia seems as if it wants to go to war with itself and other headlines that makes one wonder if earth is going to hell in a hand basket, I find myself reposting this 21 Things You Can't Do While Black article that I came across in internetland because hey, we are all still Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. And also because hey, it's less writing sometimes. And this article would be hilarious if unfortunately it weren't so true. Occupy the NRA. And what if anything does this have to do with a No Police State.


21 Things You Can't Do While Black

In the United States, sometimes your skin color is evidence enough against you.

| Wed Feb. 12, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
Update: On February 15, 2014, the judge in the murder trial of Michael Dunn declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count after the jury could not come to a decision. The jury reached verdicts for the other charges Dunn faced, and he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of throwing a deadly missile. Prosecutor Angela Corey said that she will retry Dunn for first-degree murder in Jordan Davis' death.
Florida's second sensational, race-tinged murder trial in less than a year is underway. Michael Dunn, a white, 47-year-old software developer, shot and killed Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African American, as the teen sat in an SUV with three friends.
Charged with first-degree murder, Dunn is pleading self-defense.* He contends that he argued with the teens (over what a witness says he called their "thug music") and fired on them after he claims he saw Davis brandish a shotgun. Police found no gun at the scene, and witnesses say Davis never had one.
Like the George Zimmerman trial, during which the self-styled neighborhood watchman successfully argued that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in self-defense, Dunn's case has raised questions about Florida's broad Stand Your Ground law, racial profiling, and how the two issues intersect. Would Martin and Davis be alive if they weren't black? Would they have been afforded the benefit of the doubt by their killers if they had been white? Their deaths didn't happen in a vacuum. There's evidence that just being black in the United States is often all it takes to arouse suspicion. Here are 21 examples from the last five years of some of the things black people can't do without others thinking they're up to no good.
1. Listen to loud music at a gas station.
2. Walk home from a snack run to 7-11.
3. Wear a hoodie.
5. Drive in a car with a white girl.
7. Walk on the wrong side of the street.
8. Wait for a school bus to take you to your high school basketball game.
9. Drink iced tea in a parking lot.
10. Seek help after a car accident.
11. Inspect your own property.
12. Show up at your job.
13. Talk trash after an NFL game.  
14. Throw a temper tantrum in kindergarten.
16. Buy designer accessories at Macy’s.
18. Enter your own home.
20. Be a tourist.
21. Lay face down in handcuffs.
Clarification: A previous version of this story stated that Dunn was pleading self-defense under Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law.Dunn waived his right to an immunity hearing under Stand Your Ground, but it has played a significant role in Dunn's defense. During the trial, Dunn's attorney argued to the jury that Dunn had the right to "meet force with force"—language pulled directly from the law. The same language is also in the jury instructions, according to Dunn's attorney. Return to the story.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Weather

Okay, so I just happened to look out of one of those windows in the New York City area and the scene of the weather outside looks like something out of a science fiction movie as in that Day After Tomorrow movie that makes me want to Twitter the hash tags #snowpocalypse and #snowmageddon2014. And that #polar vortex hashtag seems to be trending also, as in dang, how long I been gone to where it is now snowing for what seems like the 100th time this week to where there are mounds of snow the sizes of cars and cars are buried in snow as far as the eye can see. And I know I don't really have anything else to blah blog about on this blaghing day today to where I find myself literally blaghing about the weather just for the sake of attempting to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever bloggers block possible. And it has snowed so much this season in that coast or the Northeast and even in the South in that country of North America, that cities and counties have run out of road salt and there isn't a shovel to be found in the stores for miles and miles. And one can say it's just winter, and the weather report says that spring is on the way. And then there's David the snow sculpture artist for winter weary New Yorkers. And then there also that Climate Change Is Affecting The Weather Patterns Article with a paragraph that reads:

Governors have declared states of emergencies from Louisiana to New Jersey due to a massive snow and ice storm. A National Weather Service memo calls the storm "an event of historical proportions," identifying it as "catastrophic ... crippling ... paralyzing ... choose your adjective." The storm has already caused at least 13 deaths and left 550,000 without power. We speak to Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground.

And gee what a headline and photo in this London and New York storms are holding hands over Atlantic and are now combing article. Is there climate change? And the wind is howling. Have a great weather day and more.
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Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Worst Part Of Censorship Is


And on this day finds itself another one of those Sundays that has rolled around, the Sabbath, the day of rest, the day of God, or is that Saturday.  And yet I find myself blaghing away for some reason. And I am not sure if I have blaghed about the topic of censorship or even discrimination, on this blog before, as I would have to search this blog to see, and that's if it would even appear and has not been censored. And with a website name called "No Police State" versus "Pro Police State", that name of a website surely finds itself entertaining the subject of censorship every so often in a conservative, patriotic or traditional world, or whatever you may want to call it, even in the age of digital and social media where transparency and alternative voices have a better chance of reaching the light. And so I decided to post some of those images in internetland of those "The Worst Part of Censorship Is XXXXXX XXXXX" images. And an interesting article that I came across in internetland regarding that topic of censorship, The Worst Part of Censorship...., reads as follows. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Have a great day of the sun and more.

Censorship is such an ugly word. In the context that it’s often used (internet piracy, journalism, and media) it sounds like it’s either the best or worst thing to ever happen to information flow. The definition of censor is “an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds.” (via dictionary.com)
Most recently, after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the government made the choice to not allow the photos to be released or made public in any fashion. In some regards, this is censorship. In a journalistic sense, censorship largely is not an issue in the United States. It is most prevalent in other countries such as China, North Korea, etc. Freedom of speech, however it is exercised is something that we take for granted here in America. It’s not something that we have to march for or fight over. It’s already clearly granted in our constitution.
However, do we truly have free speech? Are our words and actions in the truest sense of the word; free? Is there a system of government, or a collection of special interest groups and corporations that make up a large part of the information that we see on a daily basis? Does the information stream have it’s bottlenecks, wherein words are lost not truly free to move about as dictated entirely by the consumer?

WikiLeaks

 

Take WikiLeaks, for example. The self claimed goal of WikiLeaks (according to their site) is as follows; “WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box).” Generally speaking, what’s wrong with that? Journalistically, the concept behind WikiLeaks is nothing more than an aggressive means in which to release information (which we claim is free in the United States) to the public, in this case, online. Any true journalist should be more concerned with the relevance and impact of their story (information) than where the chips might fall should the story be published. WikiLeaks has faded from the public eye in some ways, but they’re continuing to do what they’ve always done.

Information

 

The point of information is to be shared, and in the high tech world we live in where terabytes of documents can be blasted around the world in matters of moments, it’s a journalists dream. If information is truly free as we claim it is, sites like WikiLeaks, and the free flow of information should be as open as possible. If there’s a problem with the government, or key insight into how and where taxpayer dollars are spent, for example, this information should be made available to the public, regardless of the consequences. Journalists have to be free to publish their information; and in the even that they’re not, there is always the internet.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

An Occupy Art Show @ Bowery Poetry Club

                                                                                   
                                                                              

                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                             
                                                                                   
                                                                                  


And I find myself recycling that Occupy Art blog post on this blog on this blogging day. And so that Occupy Art Show @ Bowery Poetry took place a couple of days ago, freezing artic weather, snowstorm and all. And today finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 900 and something again, I think..... And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And so what else is there that I can Occupy Art say about an Occupy Art Show at Bowery Poetry with all of its poetry readings, that has not already been said in an Occupy Art time, except that it seems to have been an Occupy Art Show of a night as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. And thanks to Bowery Poetry Club for letting Occupy Art in NYC present this show, and thanks to Occupy Wall Street, Nonsense NYC, Jenny Gonzalez Blitz and others for listing this event, Slum Goddess for one of those photos that finds itself posted above, Fly for her zine table, everyone who made it out to perform, Occupy Art open mic and all,  GANDER.tv for live streaming that event and Galinsky for hosting the night. Occupy Art was here again. Occupy Art Worldwide.

Ditto.... a few hours later.  And I just came across this following passage on someones Facebook page regarding that Bowery Poetry Club Occupy Art night. And that post seems as if it wants to be in this blog post also.

"Went to a lovely local venue tonight, which had been known for its many radical performers and events, often performance free-for-alls, at once time zines and an adjective anarchist cafe upstairs, the reliable graffiti'd downstairs .. it was a remainder (more than a reminder) of what a (good) anarchic city performance space should be ..
the building was declared a historic landmark, I think, but was refurbished somehow .. I've heard that they do burlesque and other performances there that nobody that I know can afford to casually attend; they have proper dining tables with candles; the wallpaper is decorated with faux-classical sculptural images, the downstairs area is quite pristine, and there is an ironic satyr statue wearing a mardi gras mask in the front, near a vase of pretty flowers ~ they apparently have one night out of the week where they can be "old school," and it was apparently tonight - friends were there, anarchists agreeing with one another, amongst the proper dining tables and decor

I'm glad that there is "something left," but more and more the dirty troves of information, even from the 1999-past few years eras, seem to be legendary

Sometimes I have dreams of running into dirtily lit stores with torn-up couches and hardcore music downstairs, literally

- not as often as dreams of traveling to small towns in upstate new york, to the midwest .. even to dirt roads in third world countries, and then digging through drawers of antique and collectibles stores looking for books. I don't know why, but it seems as through the dreams are connected, somehow"

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