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?
Posted in Current Events, Occupy Cleveland, Ohio, OWS, Politics 2012, Videos
Tagged 1st amendment, Anonymous, Cleveland, Election, GOP, Occupy, Occupy Cleveland, OWS, people, politics, protest, Swing State, Video
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!
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Posted in Causes, Culture, Current Events, humor, LGBT Rights, Politics 2012, Videos
Tagged 2012, Chris Hayes, Contaception, GOP, Melissa Harris Perry, MHP, Mitt Romney, msnbc, News, Occupy, people, politics, Politics shows, Up with Chris Hayes, Video
What on earth is a “belligerant act” anyway?
From Latin belligerēns (“waging war”), present active participle of belligerō (“wage war”), from belliger (“waging war, warlike”), from bellum (“war”) + -ger (from gerō (“wage, carry on”)).
Posted in Current Events, Videos
Tagged 1st amendment, Anonymous, Belligerent, Belligerent Act, Censorship, detention NDAA, freedom of the press, Indefinite detention, people, protest, Video
Mitt Romney – Mic Checked at Ormond Beach, January 22, 2012.
Mic checked at a rally in Florida, Mitt Romney was “interrupted” with shouts of
“Corporations are not people, We are the people. USA USA USA USA USA USA “
His response, delivered with a furrowed brow, was followed by the trademark Awkward slimey Romney smile, although it was drowned out by the chants of the OWS crowd shouting USA! USA!
“Actually, these are the people…These are the people, you’re the interrupters!…We believe in the Constitution. We believe in the right to speech. And you believe in interrupting. Take a hike!”
Although he surely meant it as an insult, snapping at the OWS protesters “You believe in interrupting” was anything but.
I must say I take that as a compliment.
Isn’t an interruption a good thing from time to time?
I assert that OWS is attempting to interrupt a runaway train.
Not just the runaway train of GOP idiocy, but the runaway train called America,we’ve all been chained to, seemingly hijacked by the corporate elite from which Romney has emerged. (Swamp thing visual)
In any event, I can’t wait for Romney to come to Ohio in March. (muahhahaha)
Make way for the interrupters Mittens, their voice will only grow louder!
Posted in Current Events, Politics 2012, Videos
Tagged 1st amendment, Florida, GOP, income inequality, Mic Check, Mitt Romney, Occupy Wall Street, OWS, people, protest, Romney, Video
The Occupy Cleveland Base of Operations Tent
The Occupy Cleveland tent downtown needs volunteers to help with daytime presence in the tent. Even if you can only volunteer once every two weeks we can schedule you to take a shift to help give breaks to the occupiers.
Email Base Operations at: OccupyCLE.firstname.lastname@example.org with your day and time.
Please help us keep a round the clock presence on Public Square and be a part of keeping the flame lit over the winter.
If you can’t make it downtown for a shift, there are still many different ways to support Occupy Cleveland. Check out their website and Facebook page for more info.
You can also cut to the chase and support Occupy Cleveland financially with a donation through their WePay page.
Posted in Causes, Current Events, Linkage, Ohio, OWS
Tagged 1st amendment, foreclosure, freedom of the press, income inequality, Occupy, Occupy Cleveland, Occupy Sarasota, Occupy Wall Street, Ohio, OWS, people
Occupy Activists Plan Round-The-Clock Protest Outside Obama Office http://ow.ly/1gf09F
“This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue. This is about the whole system being against us. The corporate elites own all of the politicians and they set the agenda,” Cordaro said. “What we are doing here is trying to win back our bought-and-sold political empire. We need to dismantle it because there is no difference between George Bush and Obama.”
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt declined to comment.
Posted in Current Events, Linkage, OWS, Politics 2012, Random Rants, Uncategorized
Tagged obama, Occupy, Occupy Des Moines, OWS, OWS Demands, people, politics, protest
Protect Us —5500 Arrests in 90 Days- Occupy The Movie – YouTube http://ow.ly/82JA9
You must watch this!
Uploaded by TheOccupyMovie on Dec 17, 2011
A chapter of the upcoming documentary, Occupy The Movie, an indy film aiming to be entirely funded by the 99%. Please support our crowd funding campaign at: http://www.indiegogo.com/OccupyTheMovie
5500 arrests of peaceful protesters in 90 days.
0 arrests of economic criminals in 3 years.
Who are you protecting?
Follow the indy film series at: http://www.OccupyTheMovie.com
Johann Johannsson - http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id293921148
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Posted in Causes, Culture, Current Events, foreclosure, OWS, Politics 2012, Videos
Tagged AM NOT MOVING, Change, crackdown, fascism, First amendment, free press, freedom of the press, Hope, journalist arrests, NYPD, Occupy, Occupy Wall Street, OWS, people