Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A HONK NYC! 2012 Festival

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day 375, a few days after that #S17 Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And even in the midst of Occupy Wall Street still moving fast and reading those headline news of the day, I still find myself blogging about Honk! 2012, that festival of activist street bands in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, from Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2012 and the HONK NYC festival kick off party in my internetaholicness. And that HONK NYC , the 2012 New York HONK! Festival - NYC's Fifth Annual Marching Band Blow-Out, Facebook page reads something like as follows: And oh, HONK Rocks and Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

A bunch of New York City bands are bringing the BONK!* back to Gotham with HONK NYC!, the fifth gathering of radical street bands, 21st century style, in NYC!

Four nights of splendid music await!

Featuring Out of Towners:

Pink Puffers Brass Band (Rome, Italy)
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)
Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin)
Church Marching Band (Sonoma County, CA)

and Local Favorites:

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars
Hungry March Band
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Raya Brass Band
Underground Horns
Dja Rara
Batala NYC

Full details for each night can be found at the event pages below.

* (We've changed the name of the NYC festival from BONK! The Brooklyn HONK! Festival to HONK NYC! in honor of our parent festival in Somerville, MA: The HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands.)


Tuesday, Oct. 9
Opening Party at the Paper Box in E. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Wednesday, Oct. 10
East Village Parade of Bands and Afterparty

Thursday, Oct. 11
At the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Friday, Oct. 12
Closing Party in Gowanus, Brooklyn

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And if I must blogger say on this blogging day, it becomes a struggle to find somewhat intelligent things to say when I attempt to discuss that somewhat difficult topic of science. And yet this blog post seems to be about Science Daily, ProFlowers coupon codes and GeekAlerts.com for some reason or another. And that's as in having something to do with science, coupons and geeks. And so what else is there that I can say about science, coupons and geeks that has not already been said in science, coupons and geeks blogger time. Well, if you happen to be looking for some science and technology news about outer space, the skies, planets and the stars or what not, as well as find some online coupons and discount promo codes from online stores such as Best Buy, Dell, Office Depot, Walmart and more, SciTech Daily has them. And as far as all things geek alerts, well you can find some Proflowers coupon codes for all things flowers at their website as well with just a website visit away.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Facebook Drama

And so in an attempt to web 2.0 social media user generated content maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible, I find myself posting about the battle of the bands Facebook drama on this blogging day, as in facebook fights, cyber bullying, who wants to be the internet hero, employers who hire and fire employees based on what their Facebook page says, families who leave each other based on what their Facebook pages say, people whose whole lives are built around Facebook or whatever you want to Facebook call it. Does Facebook rule the world? And so I guess I have been plagued by and have beared and endured so much Facebook drama for so many Facebook years and Facebook long in the form of go away from facebook emails, in person go away from facebook confrontations and go away from facebook phone calls that it has become go away from Facebook drama unbearable. And how many of those Oh man, You deleted me as your friend! You sure showed me! episodes must I endure to where I find myself posting these comments that go something like:

how nice to be told "don't invite your facebook friends to my invite because my band thinks you're a spammer...." 

heard on the telephone - "oh, and if you invite your facebook friends to my facebook invite, i'm gonna stop talking to you."

ditto.... oh, and heard in person and on the phone months ago.... "will you remove all of your facebook friends that are mutual friends with my bandmember? he doesn't like it that you are posting on his facebook friends pages." 

"my band member(s) said they wont invite their facebook friends to my facebook event invite if you invite your facebook friends." 

"my bandmember says you sent two MySpace emails in one month for our gigs and he doesn't like it."

"so what if my band member calls you a bunch of names because of your facebook posts and MySpace emails for our gigs, be nice to him anyway...." 

"my band keeps asking me who's this npsgirl?" 

ditto. one month later....

"heard in person....
don't overdo it, don't over post links to my band, please don't over do it, you don't talk over me, understand me, do you understand me, you are an a**hole, you acting exactly like kevin, you exactly like him, that's why you guys clash so much cause you so alike, to share a post on a thousand pages is unnecessary and if you post it too much it becomes spam, i don't want to hear about something ten times it gets on my nerves, you are a spammer and i don't want to argue with you about that, you hear me... and if you don't listen to me i'm gonna stop talking to you.  it's not facebook, it's you."
more facebook drama geez...

And the list of battle of the band facebookomaniaholic insults, accusations and complaints drama goes on and on. And what was life social media like before the invention of MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and now Google+ etc;. Geez, facebook drama.... And what, if anything does this have to do with a No Police State.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Life and Death Again

And so this is another one of those recycle this blog posts that was posted on this blog sometime a while ago in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible.


The End

Those words above are from an email that a friend read to me over the telephone today that I thought sounded interesting enough to repost in my blogaholicness. As it sounds like it could be a children's story. And it is. It is a synopsis of the play this year that is called ³All About The Weather², and it will be performed this year as part of the Rights Of Spring Puppet Pageant May 4th and May 10th at The Hastings On The Hudson and then at the Boathouse in Prospect Park. And that story above leaves me to wondering about life and death. Birth and rebirth, the cycle of life and change. And I found myself blah blogging a couple of days ago about the only thing constant is change. And Survival Equipment commented on that post, "Well there are two other constants I can think of....death and taxes!". Now that's interesting. And for some reason I do not like death sometimes, and yet it is a part of life. The passing of life and the cycle of birth and death. Everything happens for a reason and some stories do not end as you expect. Who knows the hour of their death and when their soul will be required of them. And can one count this day a blessing or a curse. And there must be a lot more sayings and philosophies to say about life, death, tragedies, sorrows, suffering. pain and joy, and those sayings are passing me now. And then I start to think about that verse in the Bible about "Babylon is fallen", if one believes. And specifically those verses that say: "For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."
And the above is a photo that reminds me of life and death, yin and yang. Have a great life, death and taxes day.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back To School

And that holiday of Labor seems to have come to pass this week. And with that passing of Labor Day comes and end to those vacations and back to school and back to work arrives according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall. And I know it must be back to school time because all of those stores are selling back to school school supplies. And so I find myself blogging about back to school cheap eyeglasses on this day for some reason or a blogging another. And if I must blogger say, there seems to be an awful lot of students wearing eyeglasses to school these days for some reason and I keep trying to figure out why. And so what else is there that I can say about cheap eyeglasses that has not already been said in cheap eyeglasses time. Well, if you happen to be looking for prescription glasses for kids, Zenni Optical has them. You can find end of the summer eyeglasses, prescription glasses with anti scratch coating, UV protection in many different shapes, rims, materials, sizes and more at their website. You can find fashionable and stylish glasses at their website at great low prices without the middleman costs at their website. And now with the invention of online just about everything under the sun, finding those eyeglasses can be just a website visit away.
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Another Event

And so here lies another one of those fill in the blank with another one of those recycle this blog posts in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible. And before I post that recycle this blog post, there's another Facebook event going on tomorrow along with that Commemorate 9/11/01 event that's going on tomorrow also in that city of New York where I plan to show up and beg to get on stage in between acts to sing my No Police State song.  And that Life After Debt: A Gathering of Refusal Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

Life After Debt: A Gathering of Refusal.  Sunday, September, 9th, 4:00pm until 6:00pm

Join us for Strike Debt's inaugural action.

Come with your bills, debt notices, city budgets, and other symbols of debt to burn.

Debt is a way of life; it is the bedrock of a rotten system. From birth, we're told that in order to achieve success, we have to get into debt. This happens to individuals, towns, cities and countries alike. It affects us all, whether we actually have debt or not. Some of us take out huge mortgages and student loans under the assumption that doing so will allow us to achieve the elusive dream of success. We buy things we can't afford and work jobs we don't want, striving towards promises of success that seem to be getting emptier by the day. Despite our best efforts, we struggle to find meaningful work, secure housing, and accessible healthcare. We've been buying into the system, but getting very little in return. Meanwhile, banks and credit card companies get rich off our debts and the debts of our communities. Our labor props up a system based on illusory rewards, and we find that we have less and less time for our lives and each other.

It's time to turn our backs on this system of debt and create something new in its place. In a gesture echoing the draft card burnings of the 1960's, we will be burning symbols of debt to express our refusal to be conscripted into a life of exploitative work and empty consumerism.

Being in debt can make us feel alone, trapped and inadequate, hopeless in the face of endless bills and service cuts. But debt can also bring us together. We believe we can be free if we invest in one another, rather than in a system that seeks only to take from us. Burning our debts is a celebration of that possibility.

Join us on Sunday, September 9th, at 4pm in East River State Park as we burn our debts and share our stories and hopes for the future. Together, we can step out of the shadows and light the way towards something better. Let's imagine life after debt.

Wear your Sunday best. Refreshments will be served.

About Strike Debt:
Strike Debt is a network of debt resistors, debtors and non-debtors alike, who are sparking conversations about how debt affects us all and what we can do about it. Through research, direct action, and mutual support, we are exploring ways that we can break the chains of debt and create new bonds of solidarity.

East River State Park
90 Kent Ave 
Brooklyn, New York

And so back to that recycle this blog post....

Hey Bloggers, is today Martin Luther King Day? That annual holiday of the year that honors the former peacemaker, marcher, minister, activist, civil rights leader of the past. I have been seeing emails today titled "The I Have A Nightmare Speech", and "In honor of Dr. King on his 79th birthday Jan 15th". Oh, so maybe January 15th is his birthday, and that was yesterday wasn't it? Let me look at that Gregorian calendar again and see what it says..... Well this calendar that I am looking at says January 21 is Martin Luther King Day, so either this day is here or it is near. And when I think of Martin Luther King, I think of that German guy, Martin Luther, the guy who started the Protestant church, and those other great peaceful leaders from the 60's, John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and even Gandhi, the guy who gave up his worldly belongings to wander the earth and preach peace. And what the heck is that "I have A Nightmare Speech" email all about that I received in my inbox today. That email title looks interesting enough that I want to read it now to see what it says.... And I just read it, and that email is a very long anonymously written passage that I am not exactly sure what to make of that reads:

The "I Have a Nightmare Speech"

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as an insignificant demonstration for complacency in the history of our nation.

Five score hours ago, a White middle class American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the credit card bill for his Starbucks Latte. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of mainly "so and so" middle class ego trippers who had been seared in the flames of withering insignificance. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their obscurity.
But one hundred hours later, the mainly "so and so" middle class loiterer still is not in control of the world. One hundred hours later, the life of the mainly "so and so etc;" middle class American is still sadly crippled by the manacles of insignificance and the chains of absurdity. One hundred years hours later, the mainly middle class American lives on a lonely island of barely moderate prosperity in the midst of a vast ocean of material poverty. One hundred hours later, the mainly middle class American is still languishing in the center of American society and finds himself an non-entity in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to ask for a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every mainly middle class American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all mainly White middle class men, (but, of course, not black men or Latino men or poor White men and certainly not most women), would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her mainly middle class citizens are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the mainly middle class American people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to demand this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice taken from the labor and resources of those who are not fortunate enough to be "So and so" and/or middle class and We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of injustice against the mainly "so and so" middle class to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's "So and so" and middle class children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the mainly middle class legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Two Thousand and Eight is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the mainly middle class needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the mainly middle class is granted the citizenship rights of everyone in the world. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice for mainly middle class people emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by throwing drink from the cup of bitterness and hatred in the face of other people.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the mainly middle class community must not lead us to a distrust of all non - "so and so" people, for many of our non "So and so" brothers and sisters, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up to be beneath our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone but must have all others beneath us and carrying our luggage and a beer or two in case we get thirsty.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead of all other people. We cannot turn back and even look at those less fortunate than us. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the mainly "so and so" middle class is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of not enough police brutality against those who challenge our privileges and superiority. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain free lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the mainly middle class's basic mobility is from a smaller job or career to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "Not For "So and so" Middle Class Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a middle class person in Mississippi cannot win all the votes and a middle class in New York believes he actually has to vote in order to win an election. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream inot our pockets every time we want something.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for free money left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of the lack of police brutality to help you get richer. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned money is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and but never will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair - they are not going to ever overthrow us.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a nightmare. It is a nightmare deeply rooted in the American horrors.

I have a nightmare that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all middle class men are created equal."

I have a nightmare that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slave owners and the sons of former business owners will be able to sit down together at the table of the exploitation of brotherhood.

I have a nightmare that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice and a nice place to rip people off.

I have a dream that my four little middle class children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their bank accounts.

I have a nightmare today.

I have a nightmare that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with poor working class little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers all helping the mainly middle class become more prosperous.

I have a nightmare today.

I have a nightmare that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Money shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the North with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of subordinated brotherhood. With this faith they will be able to work together to make us richer, to pray together to make us happier, to struggle together to serve us better, to go to jail together if they disobey us, to stand up for free money for us together, knowing that they will be never be free but will serve us forever..

This will be the day when all of God's middle class children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty for me, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers stole, land of the pilgrim's theft, from every mountainside, let free money ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let free money ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let free money ring from the mighty restaurants of New York. Let free money ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let class domination and privilege ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let class domination and privilege ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! (Or at least from Santa Monica and the Westside and especially from the Peace Center)

But not only that; let class domination and privilege ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let class domination and privilege ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let class domination and privilege ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let free money for US ring.

And when this happens, when we allow class domination and privilege to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's White middle class children (and a very small number of token Black men and Latino men Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics - but no Muslims or Hindus), will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old middle class spiritual, "Free money at last! free money at last! thank God Damn Almighty, we are have free money at last!"

And here is that other email "In honor of Dr. King on his 79th birthday Jan 15th", taken from a speech given by Dr. King .

The Need To Be "Maladjusted"

Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word. It is the word "maladjusted. " Now we all should seek to live a well—adjusted life in order to avoid neurotic and schizophrenic personalities. But there are some things within our social order to which I am proud to be maladjusted and to which I call upon you to be maladjusted. I never intend to adjust myself to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to adjust myself to mob rule. I never intend to adjust myself to the tragic effects of the methods of physical violence and to tragic militarism. I call upon you to be maladjusted to such things. I call upon you to be as maladjusted to such things. I call upon you to be as maladjusted as Amos who in the midst of the injustices of his day cried out in words that echo across the generation, "Let judgment run down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." As maladjusted as Abraham Lincoln who had the vision to see that this nation could not exist half slave and half free. As maladjusted as Jefferson, who in the midst of an age amazingly adjusted to slavery could cry out, "All men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." As maladjusted as Jesus of Nazareth who dreamed a dream of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. God grant that we will be so maladjusted that we will be able to go out and change our world and our civilization. And then we will be able to move from the bleak and desolate midnight of man’s inhumanity to man to the bright and glittering daybreak of freedom and justice.

And after reading these passages from above in observance of Martin Luther King Day, I think of that social tees t-shirt that I have seen with the words black, white, red, yellow and brown crossed out and replaced with the work human. And I think to post that coexist photo again on this day. That humanity can coexist together in a peaceful world. No one is free while other are oppressed. Is another world possible. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Gadget

And in between reading those headline news of the day and visiting those socialmedianetworkaholic websites of the day, I somehow find myself blogging about Geek Shirts, ProFlowers coupon codes and Newegg coupons for some reason or another. And so what else is there that I can say about Geek Shirts, ProFlowers coupon codes and Newegg coupons that has not already been said in shirts and coupon codes time. Well, if you happen to be looking for some cool geeky toys, gadgets, shirts and coupon codes, you can find them at GeekAlerts. They are a website where you can find all things geeky, well most all things geeky. And by the blogger way, doesn't that word geek have something to do with those computer users of long lore ago? And so GeekAlerts has some really cool books, toys and gadgets such as that Zombie Store Giveaway if you happen to be on one of those zombie alerts. And those Bowling Salt & Pepper Shakers, well they just seem as if they want to go bowling with that bowling ball and bowling pin. And you can also find online coupons, discount coupons and promo codes for stores such as Best Buy, Home Depot, Staples, Vistaprint, Disney, Old Navy and more. You can also read some really interesting GeekAlerts at their website as well.
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Occupy This Event

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And besides those political conventions that seem to be in the headline news these days, a whole lot of other events seem to be going on. And I know that a whole lot of other events are going on, specifically in that city of New York because all of those Facebook events and email announcements that find their way into my inbox says so. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 356, a week or so away from the #S17 anniversary of that global revolution. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And so in my social media web 2.0 user generated content attempt to maintain content for this blagh and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible, some of those events are as follows because hey, it's less writing sometimes, I think.

Commemorate 9/11/01 Concert: Sunday, September 9th, 2012, 2:00pm. Wombat In Combat, Comrades, Alien, Mans Gin, Atruth, Carla Npsg, David Peel. Tompkins Square Park, 7th Street Ave A, New York, New York. And from what I Carla Npsg blogger know for this event, more bands and speakers to be announced. And I think the title of that event and the history of that park speaks for itself.

Go: a community-curated open studio project : On September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. And I just know #gobrooklynart is happening this weekend because I have received what seems like a million come look at my art in my studio emails and announcements from what seems like a bazillion different artists in a million different locations who will be showing their artwork as part of this event.

Spectra Showdown: And in case you haven't heard, some big oil company is looking to blow up the ground in New York and New Jersey to run a fracked pipeline through it, or something like that. Frack is wack.

Thursday, September 6th at 8:30am until December 31 at 10:00am

Upcoming Calendar of Events!

Join Us for an Early Morning Show of Non Violent Resistance to Spectra Pipeline Construction THURSDAY from 8:30- 11am
Expect Hijinks!
Evening Rally starts at 6pm
We will take it to the streets to Make Some Noise Against the Machines of Death
Meet at Gansevoort and Hudson River Parkway!

Sunday Afternoon Picnic Blockade Training and Teach In at the Kids Playground to the left of the Spectra Construction Site. Gansevoort and Hudson River.
Look for the Playground Pier. And the banners.
located left to the disturbing new man made island barge.
Come out! Bring Your Kids
Times Up! Bike Riders will arrive at 3:30
Picnic starts at 3pm
Bring your favorite dish!

Occupy Town Square in Washington Square Park.
Come check it out! Stop by and say hi at our table!
11 am - 5pm

Blast Perimeter Parade! Meet Up at 10am at Gansevoort and Hudson River Greenway as we march the potential blast zone, marking it with our presence. Guitarmy, OWS Puppet Guild and others will be joining us as we parade the blast zone. We will then make our way down to Foley Square for the Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary concert. Join Us!

Polar Bears on Bikes! Eco Blockade at the Museum of the American Indian! Stay tuned for details!

for a visual uprising!
10 am
Gansevoort & Hudson River.
we will rise up
against Fracking


The right of all NYC citizens to be free from a radioactive pipeline coming into our city and into our homes with our cooking & heating fuel.

Texas Gas vs. the People of NYC

Spectra, you've been warned. Get out of Town, We don't like your kind around here.

They've been laying the infrastructure and groundwork to move in. They'll be importing hydro-fractured gas (using this most toxic type of extraction method) into the West Village, thereby creating more demand for this gas, thereby creating more hydro-fractured sites across the country, including our very own upstate New York and Catskills, and thereby endangering our water supply. It looks definite that Spectra will break ground next week.
We are going to prepare ourselves to shut them down on arrival. It's Showdown time! Put on your toughest Clint Eastwood face, bring your signs, noisemakers, snacks, puppets, instruments, songs, chants and prepare to tell the dirty extraction industry, "Go ahead. Make my day."

Wear a costume! Bring a sign, an instrument, anything to help spread the word to the people most affected by this, the residents of the NYC and NJ.

The “New Jersey-New York Expansion Project” is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline, varying in diameter from 42-30″ and slated to travel up the New Jersey shoreline, through the edge of Staten Island, under Jersey City and across the Hudson River, entering Manhattan at the Gansevoort Peninsula in the West Village. It is known more commonly by the name of its builder’s parent company, Spectra Energy.

We must take a stand to defend our communities; upstate, NYC, New Jersey, all places where hydro-fracking rears its ugly head. The gas industry thinks they can sneak in and set up shop in NY and we'll just lie there and take it while they destroy our farmland, water and air quality, expose our homes to radon and put us in a blast zone. They're dead wrong.
Monday night we follow in the footsteps of our brave climate justice comrades and we fight back. Please join us.

Gansevoort and Hudson River Greenway - You can cross over the West Side Highway at 14th St., at Horatio St. or at W.12th St. to get to the Greenway. Look for the Department of Sanitation Building, and adjacent to this is a HUGE crane. This is the site. This is Spectra Energy.


Fun Fact: Spectra Energy is excluded from regulations of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.

Fun Fact: Radon Gas, according to the Surgeon General, is the 2nd leading cause of Lung Cancer in the nation today.

Radon Gas is what they want to pipe into your home via your cooking and heating gas. Thanks, but no thanks!!

Location is at the end of Gansevoort St and Hudson River Greenway.

for more information on Spectra Pipeline and others planned for NYC and upstate NY, please visit this website:

Donate to the War Chest to fight this in Court:

Tell the Texas Gas Men to Frack Off!
And the list of events goes on and on.... Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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