The Pirate Bay Party #SOPABLACKOUT in Australia... →
Sometimes I feel like I’m at war with everybody. I’m grateful for my allies.
An Occupied Experience (created with HTML5 and... →
Watch this with the song below http://hypem.com/item/12vk3/Goldfrapp+-+Alive+(Arno+Cost+Remix)
Occupy LA has been given 5 minutes to vacate. Watch.
Gamifying 21st Century Civil Disobedience
This week, our class was assigned the following readings by Steinkuehler, Williams, and an article from Wired on griefing. Given my current experiences with Occupy Wall Street and taking the ideas of third places and griefing, the following question was evoked. How do we apply what we know about collective action in MMOs and video games to civil disobedience in virtual and physical spaces? ...
WikiLeaks wins major journalism award in Australia →
kwikset: “The Walkley Awards are the Australian equivalent of the Pulitzers: that nation’s most prestigious award for excellence in journalism. Last night, the Walkley Foundation awarded its highest distinction — for “Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism” — to WikiLeaks, whose leader, Julian Assange, is an Australian citizen. The panel cited the group’s “courageous and controversial...
Mercer's Poems: On the Contrary →
mercerspoems: With spongy ears wide open I absorb your inanity. Each droplet of your mediocrity merely feeding my insanity. Yet, still I listen carefully, it is the path I choose to walk. I say, “I am always here if you ever need to talk.” Words said with sincerity but also deep regret, because while I’m…
Mercer's Poems: The (mis)Direction of the Occupy... →
mercerspoems: Without your help, this could well be the very end of the humanistic approach to the Occupy movement. If you believe in doing right by your fellow human being, and standing up for fairness and equality for all, then you have probably been pleased with the fact that the Occupy movement was…
youthiswasted: So, Herman Cain basically just said things would remain the same, except that he created a new word (“targeted identification”) to replace “racial profiling.” In other words, he would institute policies which treat muslim-americans travelling into or around the United States in the same manner that latinos and immigrants have been treated in the deep southern states such as...
CUNY Faculty Statement on Violence Against... →
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Lobbying firm to spend $850,000 to combat #ows →
Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on...– Lawrence Person (via cyberpunknoise)
“The Grass Is Closed”: What I Have Learned About... →
”You realize you’re not dealing with an educator, but with a university Ministry of Truth.” -UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Aaron Bady on the police brutality at Occupy Cal. A must read.
Sealed with a ring: A wedding at Occupy Wall... →
the Yes Lab →
Experts in use of force shocked by video of... →
Watch the vid.
Occupation in October →
This radio documentary is a must listen. Veteran public radio producer Alex Chadwick spent that weekend at Zuccotti Park with a few activists who denied that they’re leaders, even as they led the protest over some rough terrain. (via Boing Boing)
Want to be a Citizen Journo? Here's a quick tech...
Recently, many people have complimented my work and say they wish they could do what I do. I ask what do they mean and they respond with I don’t know how to blog, tweet, or edit stuff. So I decided to write a quick guide on some tech and practices that have helped my Occupy coverage. Gadgets Smartphone If you own a smarthphone, you’re already on your way. I currently use a...
Marine Sergeant Edward Pages explains why he...
November 2, 2011 - Members of the New York City Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and others came together at Wall Street to join Veterans of the 99%. They marched from Vietnam Veterans Plaza to Liberty Square and held a press conference afterwards advocating their support for the occupation. I had the honor to catch up with Marine Sergeant Edward Pages and ask his view on #Occupy. J:...
A Concordia University journalism student...
EC: What does the movement mean to you? j: In the 1960’s, the U.S. witnessed protests advocating economic and racial inequality while also calling for peace. Many activists, politicians, actors, and musicians were part of these movements including Dr. Martin Luther King, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Sammie Davis Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Robert Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy. These were...
Suicide Girls Stand Proud with Occupy Oakland →
I love this.
Meetup CEO on Occupy Wall Street →
Occupy Wall Street is about the corruption of the economy and the corruption of government by the 1% of business. The movement is not anti-business or anti-capitalism.
The Occupied Wall Street Journal →
Market Rebels →
Rao gives interesting insights on ‘market rebels’ and innovation.
This is why user-generated content and user-generated architecture is so important.
[On conglomerate media ownership] “All these are but signs and symptoms veiling a profound revolution, for today we live a revolution of communication…the problem of the reception and interpretation of the message, is indeed at the heart of our major preoccupation; communication has become our task.” -Jean d’Arcy From “Who owns the medium owns the message? The...
Tips for covering an occupation
When I arrived at Occupy Wall Street on September 17th, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew is that a group of people were going to occupy some place called Zuccotti Park to speak out against Wall Street’s financial atrocities and gross negligence. Six weeks later, the occupiers continue demonstrating to the world their fortitude and courage. One reason I believe Occupy Wall Street...