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May 18 action: #LAUGHRIOT

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 09:46 -- Madame Filth

as i noted, the G8 and NATO summits were both to be taking place in Chicago in May. G8 was moved to the safety of camp david, but NATO will still take place there.

there are, i'm sure, tons of actions being planned.

read here about #LAUGHRIOT wherein people are asked to come up with coordinated comedic actions for May 18 in towns and cities everywhere.

http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/laughriot.html

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Police's bizarre supoena to Twitter for Occupy Boston participants' personal data, begets an even more bizarre court proceeding.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 19:13 -- Madame Filth

don't know if you heard about the strange subpoena to twitter for the personal data of users associated with Occupy Boston. it generated many chuckles in its ignorance, kinda like your grandmother asking you what it means to google something...
see here
http://boingboing.net/2011/12/24/boston-pds-bizarre-occupy-su.html

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Occupy Comics: a movement born in art, joined by artists who created the imagery, Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Tue, 12/06/2011 - 14:21 -- Madame Filth

pay no attention to the poseurs "occupying" congress. this is a movement which germinated in art, and will continue to grow there.

http://kck.st/t7ZDCV

a little spat actually started a while ago when Frank Miller, a comic book author who is both american and awful wrote a vapid "rant" calling occupy activists losers, louts, an unruly mob... http://frankmillerink.com/ this was a month ago and i didn't bother to repost it since i don't care what a twit like miller thinks he believes about a social movement so massive you need perspective to understand, any more than i care what adam carolla the hack comic with even less talent thinks of it. http://nydn.us/ujVIgD ever since i had the misfortune of hearing him interviewed by marc maron - an interview in which he stated that "the vast majority" of “welfare” recipients (of course, not understanding what welfare actually is in real life, like most critics of its “recipients”) are exactly like the only two he ever knew, his parents, who were depressed from a "sedentary lifestyle." yeah, i thought his dumbass schtick was ironic like dice. turns out no. frank miller and he are very similar in this respect, what you see is what you get. not a lot going on upstairs. miller's work is everything everyone who dislikes comic books, dislikes about comic books, which you can totally tell within two pages of sin city.

the dislike between he and alan moore, the comic writer who is both genius and english, is sustained and ongoing. rightfully so, given the delta between them in talent, following, let alone sensibility, moore is insulted by comparisons by stupid reviewers.

if you're not aware, alan moore is the guy who wrote V for Vendetta*, a comics series which birthed the guy fawkes mask as a symbol of rebellion against the status quo, against the ruling class, and the centrality of the use of art in this pursuit. and whose icon was again repurposed for Anonymous in their activism, and in turn the Occupy movement. if you haven't read V for Vendetta yet, seriously do so, especially if you're interested in Occupy and hackitvism even peripherally. if you know me i would be glad to lend you my copy, but don't remove my post its where i marked my favorite pages. it's no overstatement to say that having read V has shaped my view of Occupy and of Anonymous and by extension, Adbusters. i truly feel that the ideas espoused by V in that book, which are themselves drawn off of classic themes and philosphy, artfully composed largely in alliteration, using the letter V. the last chapter, where it leaves off is named “vox populi,” which is where the activists of today have picked up.

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portland occupy raided before they could finish setting up

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 06:49 -- Madame Filth

so, portland occupy tried to reestablish a camp at south park after the raid from a couple weeks ago. the same day they were raided by cops in riot gear. 20 were arrested, including this 15 year old boy, who is said to have been hit in the face with a baton:
http://yfrog.com/khq59ypj

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