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An Occupy Wall Street Quote

And on this day finds itself another one of those Sundays that has rolled around. The day of the sun, the day of rest. Or is that Saturday, the Sabbath. And yet I find myself blah blogging away for some reason or another. The only thing constant is change and some stories do not end as you expect. And unless you have been stuck in the stone age or under one of those rocks the past few months, one must have heard of Occupy Wall Street by now, that global revolution of a movement. And Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still moving fast. And in my travels throughout internetland on this day I came across one of those George Orwell quotes for this movement, and 2011, 12 = 1984, and also a Martin Niemoller quote that finds itself quoted for this Occupy Wall Street movement on this Occupy Wall Street day whose Martin Niemoller sermons quote title that seems to be called “First They Came”, reads something like as follows:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie die Juden holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Jude.

Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestierte.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me –
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

Other translations or variants:

In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.
Twenty-five years later Niemöller indicated that this was the version he preferred, in a 1971 interview.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I did not speak out;
As I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I did not speak out;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
As I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
As I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
When the Nazis arrested the Communists,
I said nothing; after all, I was not a Communist.
When they locked up the Social Democrats,
I said nothing; after all, I was not a Social Democrat.
When they arrested the trade unionists,
I said nothing; after all, I was not a trade unionist.
When they arrested me, there was no longer anyone who could protest.
First the Nazis came…
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me —
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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D17 Re Occupy Wall Street


“Introducing the People’s Amp: a guerilla sound system that gives voice and rhythm to a people’s movement. A lineup of artists, musicians and speakers will be performing at 99.5 FM/WBAI broadcasted live on-site through a chorus of boom boxes, headphones, guitar amps and car radios. So bring a boom box, or a radio, or an iPod. Or bring your car by real slow and crank the stereo. If you’re listening off-site tune in and turn up. From the airwaves to the subterranean let us assemble once again to say we’re here to liberate space and we’re not going away.” And so that’s the description that finds itself on that Facebook photos of D17 Re-Occupy Facebook page on this day. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 92. And Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still moving fast. And as stated in that photo above, D17 Re-Occupy is happening on this day. And that event describes itself as follows:

RE-OCCUPY 12.17.11

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 12PM
DUARTE SQ. PARK, 6th AVE & CANAL
PROTECT & CELEBRATE THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT
FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
OCCUPY

Join artists, musicians, and local community members for an
all-day performance event in support of Occupy Wall Street’s
re-occupation of space in downtown Manhattan.”

And according to that Occupy Wall Street website, a Charas Community Center for the 99% Celebration is happening tomorrow. And this event to be found in that city of New York in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, describes itself as “Please join us to mark the Ten Year Anniversary of the Eviction of Charas Community Center with music, food, friends and a community speak out!

CHARAS/ El Bohio Holiday Party and Community Potluck!
Sunday, December 18
12pm – Rally at Tompkins Square Park
12:30pm – Process to CHARAS
605 East 9th Street (bet. aves. B & C)

Dance, speak out, and help us to create a community center in the street. One day the developer’s blue wall will come down, and that community center will be back inside where it belongs.

With a General Assembly and performances by Great Small Works, Hungry March Band, Rev. Billy & the Church of Stop Stopping, the Peoples Mic and kid friendly activities including face painting, dance, and art making!

Potluck! Bring a dish to share!”

Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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Time Magazine Person of the Year 2011: The Protester


And Time Magazine has their recent issue with their Time Magazine Person of the Year 2011: The Protester article as its cover story that has appeared on this day. And I know Time Magazine has that recent Time Magazine Person of the Year 2011: The Protester issue that has appeared on this day because all of these news articles announcing that Time Magazine person of the year says so. And that description for that Time Magazine Person of the Year 2011 article at their website reads something like as follows.

“Person Of The Year. TIME. The Protester. From The Arab Spring To Athens, From Occupy Wall Street To Moscow.”

“A year after a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself ablaze, dissent has spread across the Middle East, reaching Europe and the U.S., reshaping global politics and redefining people power.”

And what, if anything does this have to do with a No Police State?
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Occupy Broadway


Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And today finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 77. And Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still moving fast. And on this day also finds itself as Occupy Broadway to be found in that city of New York on that Street of 50th and Broadway in Times Square. And I know that today is Occupy Broadway because this Occupy Broadway Facebook event invite and that Occupy Broadway website says so. And that facebook event invite and website reads something like:

On Dec 2nd at 6pm, hundreds of performers and artists will occupy a privately owned public space in Times Square with 24 hours of non-stop free performances.

On December 2, 2011 New York artists will introduce tourists and New Yorkers going to Broadway shows or shopping themselves into debt to the idea of occupation as CREATIVE resistance with non-stop free performances. We will set up in a privately owned public space (POPS) near Times Square, turning once blandified space into a space for cultural production.

THE SCHEDULE:

6pm Rude Mechanical Orchestra Meet at Duffy Square and lead to location

6pm-7pm carnival performers for opening ceremonies- Kate Brehm puff on stilts, magician, hoopers, Juggler unicyclist, clowns

6pm-7pm Ben Shepard MC Welcome, manifesto, First Amendment

6pm-7pm Reverend Billy sermon

ongoing from 7:00 PM WashMachine Productions

7:00 PM THE FOUNDRY THEATRE

7:15 PM The Civilians

7:30 PM The NY Labor Chorus

7:45 PM Penny Arcade

8:00 PM Dzieci

8:30 PM Five minute song interlude- Beau Borrero

8:35 PM Hungry March Band

9:00 PM HERE Arts Center/ Kristin Marting/ Jenny romaine MC

8-10 or 10-12 TBD short pieces Adam Ende Puppetry

9:30 PM Urban Research Theater company

9:30 PM tiana hemlock 7 min dance

9:50 PM Great Small Works

10:10 PM Jay stolar

10:30 PM The Living Theater

11:00 PM Bread and Puppet Theater/ Reno MC

11:30 PM jandthe9s

12:00 AM Mike Daisey

12:30 AM Kenny Wollesen’s Sonic Massage

1:00 AM Dramatic Karaoke

1:00 AM Descent Artists- Gravity

1:30 AM Jesse Ricke 5min, UZIMON 10min, Tent Peg Theater 20min

2:00 AM Corporate Scary ghost stories

3am-5am The People Staged

5am- sunrise Kim Fraczek and tango dancers at dawn

7:30 AM Consensus Dance Jazzercise

8:00 AM OWS Puppet Guild

8:30AM reed mcgowan puppets

9:00 AM Open mic/ peoples staged

9:30 AM General Assembly

10:00 AM Aaron Landsman from Elevator Repair Service

10:30 AM Project Girl performance

10:30 AM Antigone

11:00 AM Tony Torn Family Show!

11:30 AM Radical Faeries and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence morning ritual

12:00 PM Music Working Group

1:00 PM Kathleen Chalfant and Elliot Crown

1:10 PM Marina Tsaplina solo

1:20 PM Elliot Crown – Occupy Clown show (w/Marina, Mike deSeve, Elliot)

1:30 PM Marionette -Cosmic Bicycle Theater

1:30 PM Lopi LeRoe’s student Debt performance piece

2:00 PM The Yes Men

2:20 PM THE TEAM

2:30 PM Iron Falcon

3:00 PM The Big Bank – A Musical

3:20 PM Adam Rapp one act and 10 min plays

4:00 PM Heelz on wheelz

4:15 PM April Yvette Thompson, Jessica Blank

4:30 PM Carlo Alban/Spanish songs-juggling

5:00 PM Judith Sloan, Yo Miss!

5:20 PM Yolanda Kay, Neo-Futurists

5:40 PM grand finale!Rocha dance/ Church of Stop Shopping sing the First Amendment

6:00PM END!

Occupy Wall Street art and performance worldwide.

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Occupy Wall Street Worldwide






Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blog. And so today finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 60. And Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still moving fast. And so on this day finds itself with headlines reading with titles like Police arrest 70 Wall Street protesters, New York police evict anti-Wall Street protesters, The NYPD is currently evicting #Occupy from Zuccotti Park, and the list of headlines goes on and on in headline news land. And this is what democracy looks like on this day. And this is what a police state looks like on this day when one turns on the computer, radio, television or walks by the newsstands to read the headline news on this day. 2012, a time for change. And for what reason does this we are the ninety nine percent of a global revolution movement seem as if it wants to all come down to property, who owns the land. Who’s right is it to say that the land is for sale anyway. Parens Patraie, father of our country, father of the people. And for what reason does that word patriot have the word riot in it, and what does parens patraie, father of our country mean, as I think this word is what involuntary slavery and servitude is based on, maybe, the idea that the state owns an individual. A man is born free but he is in chains, I read somewhere. And does that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have an entry for this phrase. And that NYPD raid video: OWS protesters arrested at Zuccotti Park YouTube video that finds itself posted above, well it just seems to NYPD, New York department of polizei raid video: OWS protesters arrested at Zuccotti Park speak for itself. And that other Occupy Wall Street Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park YouTube video that finds itself posted above also, well it just seems to Occupy Wall Street Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park speak for itself also. You can’t evict an idea whose time has come. When justice ends, tyranny begins. No one is free when others are oppressed. We are the 99%. We are the legions. Is another world possible. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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PROTEST! Art Exhibition

And so I came across this posting from another one of those blogs that finds itself in internetland…

And being that the title of this blog finds itself called Occupy Art that seemingly wants to support those Occupy Wall Street protests with all things Occupy Wall Street art, it seems fitting to mention on this blog that Theater for the New City will be having a “PROTEST!” art show, in addition, or at the same time, or before, or during our Occupy Art Show at Theater for the New City November 12th also. And we would like to invite you to view the “PROTEST!” art exhibition while you are at the Theater for the New City during the Occupy Art Show also. And that announcement for the “PROTEST!” art exhibition reads as follows:

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents “PROTEST!” a visual arts exhibit curated by Carolyn Ratcliffe featuring the works of Artists:

Amy Cohen Banker , David Barish, Elliot Berke, Lois Carlo , Kathy Creutzburg, Carla Cubit, Dennis Edge, Lauren Edmond, Haim Elisha, Galante, Alan Gastelum, Susann Ferris-Jones, Randy Jones, Hieke Kerbs, Charles Krezell, Kathleen McDermott, Jerry Pagane, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Mike Rimbaud, Gene Reynolds, Bonnie Rosenstock, Morena Saenz, Suki Weston, Suzanne Wilde, Laura Zelasnic

The exhibit explores concepts and issues of Protest! in painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and text. Demonstrations have spread across the globe as people demand changes – a refusal to accept the status quo of dictatorships, corporate greed and laying waste to the environment. Join us for our

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30-8pm

Dates: November 3-December 31, 2011

Gallery: M-S. 4-8 PM, Sun. 3-5pm (& is wheelchair accessible)

Address: 155 First Ave, New York, NY 10003

Public Transportation: Bus-M 8 &15; Subway: R, 6, F, & L

This program is made possible in part by public funds from The NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the New York City Council-(Many thanks to Rosie Mendez, NYC Councilperson)

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