And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 1000 and something. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And in my internetaholicness if I must blogger say, I have been following the headlines news as usual and it seems as if the world is upside down and going to hell in a handbasket sometimes when one reads or hears the headline news. And as I had posted in that previous post before this one, in case you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age or something and haven’t heard, #Ferguson, and now Ferguson and beyond is still happening. And if I must also blogger say, I have been consumed with and following the Peoples Power Assemblies MERGENCY RESPONSE PROTESTS/ACTIONS TO RACIST POLICE BRUTALITY From FERGUSON TO NYC! #SHUTITDOWN! Facebook page lately in an attempt to keep updated when it comes to all things #Ferguson and beyond. And their #BlackLivesMattersNYC #ICantBreathe Organizing Actions and Meetings this week reads like:
Wednesday December 17, 2014 marks 5 months since Eric Garner was killed by the NYPD. As part of #ThisStopsToday #11Days of Action, @ThisStopsToday is calling on people throughout New York City, the United States and the world to join a collective die-in to commemorate the 5-month anniversary of the NYPD murder of Eric Garner and demand justice for all those who have lost their lives to police.
How you and/or your Organization Can Participate in #ThisStopsToday Die-in, Rise up!
• Choose a location, publicize and gather on Weds December 17th at 5:30pm. At 6:00pm, lay still on the ground, in silence, for 7 minutes. Then rise-up to sing this song 11 times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QganWg3WSQ
Current meet-up locations in NYC include:
BROOKLYN – Barclays Center – 620 Atlantic Ave. (near Flatbush Ave.)https://www.facebook.com/events/1041454992550340/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
BRONX – 149th St & Grand Concourse
MANHATTAN – Harlem State Building – 163 West 125th St. (near Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.). https://www.facebook.com/events/767064503374552/
You can add other meet-up locations that you are organizing by submitting to the website at: www.thisstopstoday.org/actionsubmission/
The 12/17 Die-In Rise Up! is part of the #ThisStopsToday #11Days of Action.
See our 11 demands here: www.thisstopstoday.org/demands
Go to ThisStopsToday.org or follow #ThisStopsToday #11Days, and the handle @ThisStopsToday for updates.
And then there is this #SHUTITDOWN NATIONWIDE ACTION: DECEMBER 19th Facebook photo that I just came across on Facebook.
And there was the Millions March NYC event that took place across the nation this past week, of which one of the many Youtube videos from that march finds itself posted above.
And then there is that Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir photo of the Statue of Liberty under water with a Manhattan skyline backdrop that I came across in internetland that seems hilarious if it weren’t so true with text that reads like:
The movement in Ferguson, Mo has called for people across the country to walk out of their jobs, schools and homes starting at 12pmCST in outrage over the murder of #MikeBrown and hundreds of people of color murdered by the police. No Work. No School. No Business As Usual. #SHUTITDOWNNYC against Racism & Police Brutality.
And guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being and every form of advertising on earth. No one is free when others are oppressed. “We have seen more fight, more struggle, more unity, more diversity, and more change in the last three days than in the ten years that went before it…” We are living in a rare moment. Occupy the NRA. And what does this have to do with a No Police State.