art, events, music, occupy wall street

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!

#S6
TWO RALLIES
MORNING & EVENING

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!

#S9
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!

#S15
Occupy Town Square in Washington Square Park.
Come check it out! Stop by and say hi at our table!
11 am – 5pm

#S16
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!

#S17
Polar Bears on Bikes! Eco Blockade at the Museum of the American Indian! Stay tuned for details!

#S18
TUESDAY Morning FLASH MOB!
BIG ACTION DAY AT SPECTRA
ALL HANDS ON DECK
for a visual uprising!
10 am
Gansevoort & Hudson River.
we will rise up
against Fracking

WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR:

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.

WHAT:
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.

WHY:
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.

WHERE:
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.

SHARE WIDELY

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:
http://saneenergyproject.org/

Donate to the War Chest to fight this in Court:
http://saneenergyproject.org/action-alerts/

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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Vote For Me


And I think I must be running out of things to blagh about on this blogging day when I start posting photos like those ones that find themselves posted above in my attempt to maintain web 2.0 social media user generated content for this blog whenever bloggers block possible. And those photos that I came across throughout my travels in internetland on this internet day read something like “VOTE FOR THE POLITICIAN YOU CAN TRUST (with that A for anarchist symbol below those words and then above the words Nobody 2012.” And then there’s that other photo I came across in facebookland that reads something like “Freedom Is A State Of Mind. Political Language Explained. Liberate/Occupy. Transparency/Secrecy. Hope/You’re Screwed. Change/More of the same. Promise/I’m lying. Bail out/Legal robbery. Sustainability/We want you dead. Terrorist/Anyone who stands in our way. War on terror/War of terror. Spreading Democracy/Forcing Imperialism. Citizen/Slave. News/Propaganda. Freedom Fighter/CIA/Private mercenary. Voting/False hope. Central bank/Pyramid Scheme. Conspiracy theorist/Shit, they’re on to us”. And even with those headline news of the day having something to do with that vote for us of a Republican National Convention and a don’t vote for them of an Occupy Tampa and that Hurricane Isaac threatening to wipe and wash everyone out to sea, and gun violence seeming to be never ending so much that that satirical of a newspaper The Onion finds itself with headlines that read Nation Celebrates Full Week Without Deadly Mass Shooting, and those states of New York and New Jersey find themselves under a Frack is wack frack attack, today still finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 347, a few weeks before the anniversary of that global revolution. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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Occupy Wall Street Again

 
So what’s going on with Occupy Wall Street? And the reason why I’m blogger wondering what’s going on with Occupy Wall Street is because I can’t find anything else to web 2.0 user generated content blaghers block post about on this bloggers block day except Occupy Wall Street. And it was either post that Ode To Blogging post again for when that Google page rank update wants to send me in search of a fifth full time job or post about Occupy Wall Street. And so I decided to go with Occupy Wall Street, because hey, they seem to have stuff going on all the time these Occupy Together global revolution days. And so the following seems to find itself as one of the recent posts on their page. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

 June 30 – July 4: Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia .

The Occupy National Gathering is a nationally coordinated event which will take place from June 30th to July 4th in Philadelphia. The Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! and will conclude on July 5th when attendees will join the Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

Perhaps the highlight of the gathering will be the crafting of a Vision of a Democratic Future. On July 4th the National Gathering (#natgat) will facilitate a visioning process designed to allow all voices to be heard while allowing repeat visions to organically rise to the top. Together, by all those who choose to participate, a Vision of a Democratic Future will be conceived. Learn more about this and more here.
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Music

And on this day finds itself another one of those Sundays that has rolled around. The day of the sun, the day of rest. The Sabbath. Or is that Saturday? And yet I find myself blah blogging away for some reason or another. And on this day also finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 247. And Occupy Wall Street and those global revolutions of a movements Occupy Together are still moving fast. And according to their website, today is #SolidaritySunday: Fight Back Against State Terrorism! And so I find myself posting that musical scale photo that finds itself posted above that has something to do with the zodiac, astrology, math, physics, art, sound, and simply because I thought it looks really cool. And so have a great day of the sun. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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Occupy Music


And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 220. And Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still moving fast. And Music For Occupy is releasing an “Occupy This Album” album May 15th. And I know Music for Occupy is releasing an “Occupy This Album May 15th because that MySpace email that someone sent me with the title “Occupy This Album”, to be released on May 15th, includes my song, “Saving up to Go Bankrupt” says so. And if I must blogger say, that title “Saving up to Go Bankrupt” is a funny title indeed, I think. And that Music For Occupy press release reads something like as follows:

Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% OUT MAY 15TH

The City Winery in New York to Host Occupy This Album

Record Release Party May 8th, 2012

Occupy This Album Embeddable Digital Sampler Available Now

Album Features Fan Favorite and Never Before Released Tracks From Ani DiFranco, UNKLE, David Amram, Joan Baez, Tom Chapin, Willie Nelson, Rain Phoenix, Patti Smith, Anti Flag, Girls Against Boys, Garland Jeffreys, New Party Systems Featuring Kyp Malone, Yoko Ono, Amanda Palmer, Dar Williams, The Mammals Featuring Pete Seeger, David Crosby & Graham Nash, George Martinez & The Global Block Collective, Jackson Browne, Yo La Tengo, The Guthrie Family, Matt Pless,

Filmmaker Michael Moore, Mogwai and More!“

And a whole lot more, seemingly hundreds of artists more that are listed on their website. And that album Occupy Wall Street Rocks. Occupy Art. Occupy Music. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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May Day 2012



Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blagh. And unless you have been stuck in the stone age or hiding out underneath one of those rocks, you may have heard by now that those global revolutions of a movements Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are happening. And Occupy Wall Street is having an Occupy Wall Street May Day 2012 General Strike May 1st Day. Workers of the world unite. No Housework. No Banking. No Shopping. No School. No work. And there seems to be a bazillion #M1GS occupy May Day everywhere events and beyond. And one of those occupy everything everywhere on May Day Facebook event invites that I came across throughout my internet travels reads as follows. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.

May Day 2012

May 1 at 9:00am until May 5 at 9:00am

No work, No housework, No school, Shut the city down!

Join us in the streets:

• 8am-4pm: Midtown action staging zone in Bryant Park.

•Bryant Park will be the site of a fun and friendly “Pop-up Occupation”, featuring:
Free food, a free market, free services, skillshares, workshops, teach-ins, speak outs, public art, performances, discussions, and trainings.
• This will be a staging area for actions in midtown all day: creative disruptions, bank blockades, outreach to commuters and tourists, and more!

•4pm: March to Union Square for solidarity rally with labor unions, students, faith & community groups, and the immigrant justice coalition: an historic convergence of the entire 99%.

•530pm: All of us join for a solidarity march from Union Square to Wall St.

•7pm: March to staging area for evening actions

For more information visit: http://www.maydaynyc.org/

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A Concern Of Liberty




And as far as I blogger know, today is Occupy Wall Street Day 188. And Occupy Wall Street and those global revolutions of a movement Occupy Together are still moving fast. And case you haven’t heard as in those photos that find themselves posted above and those headline news of the day, yesterday was a 1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin – #millionhoodies, a tragic story that has been in the headline news lately. And guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. I am/we are Trayvon Martin. And yesterday was also an An Occupy Union Square March in response to the eviction of Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park at the six month anniversary, the eviction of Occupy Wall Street from Union Square Park and the closing and curfew of Union Square Park for the first time since who knows when, or something like that. And it was seen throughout my travels in internetland such phrases and commentary as “You murder a kid, you get to go home. Protest a murder, you go to jail. #millionhoodies #OWS via a person” and “Protesters from the #MillionHoodieMarch knocked down the barricades that surrounded the Wall St bull since Occupy Wall Street started 6 months ago.” And “+tompkins square park +Occupy Wall Street +trayvon martin. Heard on global revolution tv. union square park, nyc – “12am curfew, nypd kkk, f***k the police, don’t start no sh*t wont be no sh*t, keep moving, the white shirts, the most high ranking officials in one place, roll call, officers mobilizing and heading this way, undercover officers, paddy wagons, buses, raids, lawyers, mass arrests, taxes, rows of police, over 500 police in the park(hugh?), riot helmets, exit the park announcements, lights, nypd, nlg, parks department, public space, occupiers and something about pensions…?” For what reason are there more police on the streets in the city of new york than people?” And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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The Bank

And in case you have been stuck in the stone age or hiding out underneath one of those rocks, you may have heard by now that on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 183. And Occupy Wall Street and those global revolutions of a movement Occupy Together are still moving fast. And if I must web 2.0 social media user generated content say, that “we’re just renting this place out” YouTube video that finds itself posted above with all of its furniture being camped out in a bank is just funny, I think. And the mortgage meltdown continues. And somehow I came across this Fight BAC: Foreclose on Bank of America Facebook event invite the other day throughout my travels in internetland that reads something like:
“Bank of America (BAC) gambled with Americans’ homes and lost, but America has been the one to pay the price. Now BAC is trying to stave off the bankruptcy it deserves by kicking millions of Americans out of our homes.
We’re not going to let them. On March 15, Americans will move into BAC branches across the country and take back what’s rightfully ours: HOME. Bring a chair, a bed, a potted plant. Get ready to move in.
BAC has been foreclosing on America for years. But SPRING IS COMING, and America is ready to FIGHT BAC!
And that other US police arrest occupy protesters YouTube Video that also finds itself posted above with a description that reads something like:
“An estimated six to ten demonstrators including photographers were pushed shoved and arrested on Thursday in front of a downtown Manhattan Bank of America branch.”,
well it’s just not so funny, though that furniture on the street to illustrate that mortgage meltdown idea is kind of funny and ingenious, I think. And the mortgage meltdown continues. And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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An Occupy Wall Street Art Event

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And in case you have been stuck in the stone age or hiding out underneath one of those rocks, you may have heard by now that on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 166. And as far as I blagher know, Occupy Wall Street and that global revolution of a movement Occupy Together are still moving fast. And so somehow I came across this LOW LIVES: OCCUPY! Facebook event throughout my internet travels on this day. And this Occupy With Art event seems to be one of many, seemingly a bazillion and beyond occupy events that are happening each day in that occupy wall street worldwide movement. And that Facebook event invite reads something like:

LOW LIVES: OCCUPY!
Event Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Event Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm (EST)
Stop by any time between 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics , New York University – 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor (and online)

Low Lives has partnered with Occupy with Art and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics to present “Low Lives: Occupy! a unique one-night-only program of live performance art, happenings, and public actions, simulcast to presenting host venues around the world. Low Lives: Occupy! partner Mark Read of the 99% Bat Signal / The Illuminator, will contribute a special projection and performance in conjunction with Low Lives: Occupy! in New York City…..

and there is also a

Call to Create! Public Art in City Streets, May 1 that OWS May Day Arts plans to have. And that Facebook event invite reads something like:

Call to Create! Public Art in City Streets, May 1
Tuesday, May 1, 2012. 9am until 11pm.

WHAT

Participate in massive, simultaneous public displays of art all over New York City and around the world on May 1, 2012.

On May 1st, Occupy Wall Street and our partners in the May 1st coalition and labor unions will bring tens of thousands of people into the streets to participate in a celebration of a better world. Performances and displays of public art will create a living, moving exhibition that will converge in three places at three different times during the day.

WHY

Create the world you want to see. On May 1st, we want to put the beautiful potential of that world on display, to encourage and excite others to work towards a new future.

HOW

Submit your idea, and we will help you make it happen. Or, if you don’t need our help, please, go ahead, just do it.
http://www.calltocreate.tumblr.com/submit

We want to make this process as reciprocal as possible. If you have an art project ready to go, whether it is two-dimensional art, a performance or musical piece waiting for a public venue or audience, we would love to help you début it in the streets on May 1st. If you need supplies, space, special skills, printing, or volunteers for your project, we will work to help you find those resources. Please be specific when asking for help and resources. What do you need? How much? When?

WHO

You. We need you.

Right now: Spread the word, in every way you can. Help us open minds to new possibilities. Forward this call to create.
For May 1st: Dream something big and bring it to the world. We will help.
On May 1st: Show up. Celebrate with us.

Occupy Art Worldwide.
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Normality Again


And even though on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 153, and Occupy Wall Street and those global revolutions Occupy Together are still moving fast, I still find myself recycling this blog again with another one of those recycle this blog posts in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever web 2.0 social media user generated content blaghers block possible.

And again on this blogging day, I find myself reposting yet another one of those blog posts from sometime a whole ago for when blogger life seems as if it wants to blaghers block pass me by.

Who is to decide what normal is. I ran across this poster written by Janet Foner from Support Coalition International, now called MindFreedom, a human rights and alternatives to psychiatry and the mental death system organization the other day. And I find the poster really interesting, almost sort of funny and hilarious, so I thought to repost it because hey, it’s less writing sometimes. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

Ten Warning Signs of “Normality”

Mad scientists are working around the clock to discover the cure for “normality,” a serious and persistent “chronic mental illness”” afflicting much of the general population. Support Coalition International, an alliance led by psychiatric survivors and open to the public, has become very concerned recently as a “norm-demic” has hit the streets, forcing many people formerly safe from this afflicton to recognize that they, too, have caught the dreaded disease.

Fortunately, our scientists have been able to uncover the ten warning signs of “normality.”

Take this free self-test:

1. COOL: You’re cool, you hold everything in and always put “a good face on it” – you never cry or laugh much, or show emotion in any way, certainly not in public. Your psych cia trick label is “tearlessnivity.”

2. SERIOUS: You always do the proper thing – never anything unusual, playful, spontaneous, “different”, wild, or creative, if you can help it. You believe playing and being silly are beneath your dignity and only for children. You have a psych trick label of “stiff upper lippity.”

3. NICE: You always act nice even if you can’t stand the person to whom you’re talking. You never say what you’re really thinking. Your diagnosis: “inappropriate smiling.”

4. RIGHT: You always do everything right _wear the “right clothes”, say the “right thing”, associate only with the “right people” – you know there is only one right way, and it’s you way. You are diagnosed as “conformity prone.”

5. BORING: Your conversations, life and living space are dull and boring, and your lawn is always manicured no matter what. In the more advanced stages you have much inner “lifelessness” and “flat affect” – in other words, you are one ot the “walking dead.” Your psych cia trick label is “hyper-inactivity.”

6. OBEDIENT: You always try not to offend anyone, especially those in authority – your security seems to depend on that. So therefore you are willing to put expediency ahead of principles. Your psychiatric label is “adjustment prone/adjustment reaction.”

7. GULLIBLE: You believe that the doctor always knows best, that the media is telling the truth (major newspapers always print the facts, right?), and that the medical model of ?mental illness” has been proven scientifically. Your diagnoses is “normal naivete’ disorder.”

8. AVOID FEELINGS: You are out of touch with yourself, with the natural world, and with what is going on with other people. It has become too hard to face how others are being oppressed, so you choose a more comfortable path. TV starts to look very, very good. You are labeled with severe blinder-itis.”

9. DON”T TRUST YOURSELF: You learned in school that it’s important to always pay attention to those in charge and not to trust your own thinking. You learned to “play the game,” and you are still doing that. You believe your own lies. You have an advanced case of “schoolmania,” which, if not stopped in its early stages can lead to severe overwork and, in advanced stages, “corporate asskissingitis.”

10. INDOORISM: You lost touch with wildness in nature, and within your own strong feelings. You do not rebel against ecological destruction. Label: “Tame.”

DON’T PANIC: If you have two or more of these signs, within any lunar cycle, it is not too late. Read Dendron News, support one another, get out into nature and especially rake action to stop psychiatric oppression before serious persistent “Normality” sets in.
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