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occupyonline:

As the nation heads into an election year, the Occupy movement — beginning with the Occupy Wall Street protests in the fall — has spread to local college campuses, providing students with a broader framework for issues and triggering a return of political activism on college campuses.

“We…

(Source: djalykhan)

Tags: journal occupy

Happy Birthday to my former neighbor, pomegranate aficionado, and future professor of comparative literature, Juan. ( ‘waahncarlos’ )
He is a man of few, but poignant words, and I am honored to call him a friend and comrade.

We have one-upped that famous collection of artists Gertrude Stein called the Lost Generation: we are more than lost, we are unaware, we are a snake consuming itself. Standing in a park might not re-endow us with that sense of direction and prosperity we long for, but it’ll show those that are paving our current path with worthless currency that we have a breaking point, that we won’t stand idly by indefinitely.
-Juan Carlos Robaina
December 1, 2011


(via: http://www.campustimes.org/2011/12/01/barty-in-the-usa-talking-politics-more-often/ )
!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!!

Happy Birthday to my former neighbor, pomegranate aficionado, and future professor of comparative literature, Juan. ( ‘waahncarlos’ )

He is a man of few, but poignant words, and I am honored to call him a friend and comrade.

We have one-upped that famous collection of artists Gertrude Stein called the Lost Generation: we are more than lost, we are unaware, we are a snake consuming itself. Standing in a park might not re-endow us with that sense of direction and prosperity we long for, but it’ll show those that are paving our current path with worthless currency that we have a breaking point, that we won’t stand idly by indefinitely.

-Juan Carlos Robaina

December 1, 2011

(via: http://www.campustimes.org/2011/12/01/barty-in-the-usa-talking-politics-more-often/ )

!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE!!

This is crony capitalism.

WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU WHAT’S WRONG WITH AMERICA, REFER THEM TO THIS CHART:

ldsgeek:

Crony capitalism - a capitalist economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials.

(Source: lewrockwell.com, via ilovecharts)

pushinghoopswithsticks:

The corporations that occupy Congress. - David Cay Johnston

pushinghoopswithsticks:

The corporations that occupy Congress. - David Cay Johnston

(Source: reuters)

Tags: occupy

"The Indian government worships US economic policy. As a result of 20 years of the free market economy, today, 100 of India’s richest people own assets worth one-fourth of the country’s GDP while more than 80% of the people live on less than 50 cents a day; 250,000 farmers, driven into a spiral of death, have committed suicide. We call this progress, and now think of ourselves as a superpower. Like you, we are well-qualified: we have nuclear bombs and obscene inequality."

Arundhati Roy, 

speaking at the People’s University in Washington Square Park, New York, held at Judson Memorial Church, 16 November 2011.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/17/we-are-all-occupiers-arundhati-roy


ROCHESTER STUDENTS UNITE (please re-post) #OCCUPYROCHESTER

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First things first:

OCCUPY ROCHESTER

Local College Groups

University of Rochester: #OccupyUR

Rochester Institute of Technology: #OccupyRIT

Geneseo: #OccupyGeneseo

I know / have met members of informal groups for Brockport, MCC, Empire and other colleges but I haven’t seen them on Facebook.  Hit me up via the “ask” box and I’ll edit/add links as needed.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

OCCUPY ROCHESTER - First STUDENT WORKING GROUP meeting: Sat. Dec. 19th, 2pm, Boulder on Alexander.

&

U of R Students for a Democratic Society present a free screening of:

"THE CORPORTATION" - Thursday Nov. 17, 7PM, Dewey Hall, Room 1-101.

SDS will be screening ” The Corporation ” this Thursday, November 17th at 7pm in Dewey 1-101 (tunnel level lecture hall w/ green seats). This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community!

” The Corporation ” is an incredibly well-received documentary that contextualizes corporate involvement in nearly all aspects of socio-political life. After the film, we will discuss the implications of the claims made by the filmmakers, and their relation to the global “occupy’ movement towards social and economic justice.

Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/wat
 ch?v=xa3wyaEe9vE

Please re-post and attend (especially the planning meeting)

take a moment to “like” the Rochester Students for Social Justice page, here (used for communal student organizing across campuses):

http://www.facebook.com/RocSSJ

feel free to hit me up on facebook!!  College kids, let’s make this happen.  The rally on December 10th won’t happen without your help and support.

peace and love,

Alykhan

HAI FRIENDZ.  great photos Stefano!

ohthephotography:

(The sign reads, “This Is What Democracy Looks Like”.

I know these photos are dated but I wanted to publish them none the less. I was urged to originally cover the global…

#OCCUPYBOSTON #SOLIDARITY #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

#OCCUPYBOSTON #SOLIDARITY #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

motherjones:

Need  a refresher on how we got here? Check out these handy charts we created  in 2009. From the financial sector’s death grip on our political system  to better things we could have done with that bailout money (health  care, mortgages, poverty), it’s all there. Can someone send this along  to a certain Congressman from Virginia? 

motherjones:

Need a refresher on how we got here? Check out these handy charts we created in 2009. From the financial sector’s death grip on our political system to better things we could have done with that bailout money (health care, mortgages, poverty), it’s all there. Can someone send this along to a certain Congressman from Virginia?