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Occupy the SEC

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 05:32 -- Madame Filth

a group called Occupy the SEC is comprised of former wall street employees. some members have done teach ins at Occupy camps teaching the demonstrators about investment firms' calamitous intent.

they wrote a 325 page letter to federal authorities including the SEC and FDIC which details the practices that are routine on wall street, making the case for the volcker rule. see it here:

http://www.occupythesec.org/index.html

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Global Revolution, Occupy Wall Street's livestreaming operation, raided, evicted and arrested

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 06:15 -- Madame Filth

Global Revolution, which has been live streaming Occupy Wall Street since the day it started - before even, because i remember tuning in early and seeing tutorials on protest tactics and how to deal with police - has had their Brooklyn studio raided. six people were arrested. the city went to the length of condemning the building, though no one else in the building was evicted.

read about it here:
http://globalrevolution.tv/

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you are NOT going to believe this

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 20:59 -- Madame Filth

ladies, i had to take a breather from Occupy just to keep my sanity (all things being relative). i am well aware of the port action out west. i will resume writing about this, when i get the headspace to do a good job about it. for a while there i was thinking i needed to give some level of analysis, or at least perspective, because clearly you no longer need me to inform you of events. it's in mainstream news now, the movement doesn't need my publicity. sort of.

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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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mayor bloomberg gloats about having his "own army, "state department, and inroads to international diplomacy

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 14:57 -- Madame Filth

yep:
http://bit.ly/rOVmJl

i've called this guy a scumbag before, anyone still think that's extreme?

Ashes by Patricia Kinney

I attend a peace rally in Sylvester Park on Wednesday afternoon and I am joined by a bunch of Catholics with ashes on their foreheads. I decided to join the rally at the last minute. Baby Tate still has boysenberry jam on his face from his afternoon snack. It looks as though it will rain so we have bundled up in fleece, long johns, gloves and snow hats. A woman walks toward us. She is wearing a white t-shirt with a large fluorescent orange peace symbol on the front. The shirt reads, "Don't kill innocent babies".

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