The group known as Anonymous has selected one of the longest standing continuous Occupations in the US for a gathering the week before the G8 in Chicago this Spring.
Which Occupy is this you ask? You’ll never guess… Cleveland, Ohio.
That’s right, Cleveland, home of the Browns, the Rock Hall of Fame, and weather bad enough to rival Buffalo, is also the home of one of the longest continuously Occupied Occupy encampments in the United States.
Ohio’s newest claim to fame appears in this video by the group “Anonymous” that surfaced on Social Media late Friday evening with the cryptic lettering “A28-M5CLE“.
A28-M5CLE seems to refer to the dates of an Occupy Cleveland Street Festival starting April 28th. I’m not sure if Occupy Cleveland planned on hosting Anonymous Party Crashers, but for a town that boasts of it’s own “Factory of Sadness”, I can definitely see an Anonymous/Occupy Street Festival being just the ticket to lift Ohio’s spirits. And in Rock and Roll style if history is any indication.
And the political Junkie in me is well aware of the implications for the Occupy movement.
Ohio is shaping up to be the swing state to end all swing states this year, crawling with candidates and the media trail that accompanies them. If you ask me Cleveland has an opportunity to put on one heck of a Festival (Wonder if they’ll have a burning man?) and really create an amazing, inspirational, non-violent, community Festival showcasing Occupy Cleveland.
I certainly hope so, for Ohio’s sake. But I will at least say this, The Anonymous video is certainly a better “tourism promotion” than this Cleveland gem ;D
What do you think? Will it be a beautiful festival of love and community? Will you stop by?
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Whitney Houston is dead at 48.
If tomorrow is judgement day?
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Does birth control matter to you? Have a socially progressive pet issue? Chances are it’s covered in this weeks Up With Chris Hayes.
1960 called, they want their politics back
Most of my regular readers know I watch every weekend (DVR and online baby! I like to get my beauty-sleep!) and I’m never dissapointed by the
dissection discussion. It mimics the feel of coffee with friends after college classes. When all the nerds my friends and I would gather to add to our professors latest insight, or have a running commentary on the economic impact of default student loans over cheap beer at Becky’s.
Long story short, I dig it. What can I say? I’m a fan.
I’ve read a few books based on show guests, and I haven’t been dissapointed yet.
Baratunde Thurston’s How to Be Black was drop dead hilarious. I listened to it through my audible account while insomnia/packing and guffawed rather loudly a number of times. I was able to grin while packing (no easy feat) and learn a few things along the way, and according to How to be Black I’m well on my way to cafe au lait. (Happy February, lol, Wink Wink @baratunde )
Next on my list is Going Solo by one of Saturday’s guests, Eric Kinenberg. He sold me when he commented on our culture’s conflation of “Living alone, being alone, and being lonely” .
Huzzah sir, you’re right on point!
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Going Solo- Kindle Edition
–> CAN.NOT.WAIT. For Melissa Harris-Perry’s show next week. She nailed her analysis of marriage, religious controls, and women’s control of their fertility! She’s such a smarty pants!
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“John Kasich is selling out Ohio to the Frackers and Wall Street. We will not be silenced. We will not be bought. We are the people. People power not corporate profits.”
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The court’s website crashed almost immediately after the announcement was made. Coming through as always is the delightful Rachel Maddow, who made this copy available through the Maddow Blog.
Pass it on!
Maher says he find himself “almost in agreement with Newt Gingrich” and tells them to “get a job.”
He has a bit of a point. Throwing a chair through window… That’s more Kristallnacht than revolutionary imo.
The groups in heavy media rotation right now are not the basic “Occupier”, the kids with shields, etc are not regular Occupiers, they are a group of Anarchists referred to as Black Block (or more accurately, Black bloc)
Remember when the media was saying all the Tea Partiers are racists and used images of white supremacists etc. at rallies while ignoring the majority?
Tea Party Racism
The mainstream media showed the more racially motivated signage people made, and the minority of Tea Partiers who happened to be racists. A more militant and fringe element was used to paint the entire movement.
I know a number of Tea Party peeps who really bristled at the media’s willingness to lump them together and sell them as a package deal.
I tend to share those feelings when I see media paint the entire Nationwide (Worldwide) Occupy movement with the anarchy brush.
The 2 groups are not mutually exclusive, but painting the anarchists as representative of the whole is inaccurate. Bill should know better.
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