Jello Biafra’s video talks about DeWeaver’s ‘artistic anti-corporate stance’ can be seen on YouTube. ‘I believe that one of the reasons is that these civilizations are socially addicted to ideologies, and at this moment in our history we have found ourselves in the embrace of a very powerful and dominant ideology, that being Corporatism James DeWeaver. Here is […]
One of the most compelling features of the Occupy movements around the world is the use of consensus decision making, aka direct democracy. The above video explains it pretty well, and I’ve written an essay regarding its place in the world on the Occupy Baltimore website.
American artist and author, Molly Crabapple, took part in the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement last week which saw Lower Manhattan once again transformed into a city under siege. Crabapple was ‘inspired to see people care passionately about inequality issues’ and rallied with thousands of other protesters. Like many, Molly was arrested and held for 10 hours in a prison cell. ‘Getting arrested for a social protest is like being put through aversion therapy’, she noted. She has since produced illustrations describing the experience, including her arrest, and promoting the ethos of the movement that has won her over. ‘I would protest again’, she says.
Sucklord who was just booted from the most recent season of Work of Art has come out with a pretty sweet series of eight-inch action figures called Occupy Cybertron, which combines iconography and rhetoric of the Occupy Movement with the Transformers universe. You can check them out at End of the Century on the Lower East Side.
It’s been really hard for me to put into words all the things the #OWS movement means to me, but this blog post aptly expresses many of the core aspects I see in the movement. This quote in particular resonates with me: ‘Other models of spatial production, and indeed, even of reality creation – based […]
‘We’re an empire now’, said an unnamed Bush administration aide back in 2004. Empires tend to create ragtag bands of determined rebels fighting for galactic freedom and self-determination, and that’s just what we’re seeing now with the Occupy movement.
The mysterious and elusive Banksy has struck again: this time lending his wit and talents to the Occupy London Movement with this clever representation of a Monopoly board with Uncle Pennybags begging for a dollar. It’s on display at St. Paul’s Cathedral if you want to take a gander.
If you’ve been paying attention at all to the Occupy Wall Street movement, you’ve probably seen some of the photos Rachel Citron took at Zuccotti Park. Check out her Flickr set to see all her #OWS images, they’re really great.
I was ready to hate on this video accompaniment to the Tumblr Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street for being sexist, and a lot of people have, but I actually find it a bit inspiring. I think it’s done tastefully, and the beauty of these women lies more in their words, actions, and sense of […]
I visited the Occupy Wall Street protesters yesterday at Liberty Plaza Park and drew every placard I could find on display. Here are the results: high resolution A2 posters for free use. Just download and print in black and white variants.
This is a website that allows you to check out live HD streams from videocameras posted up all over the world. You can even check out some of these locations in 3D. Most of the locations are large metropolitan areas with a lot of action. Tune into the Austin, TX, stream to check out the […]
Man, hip-hop is turning out to be one of the defining genres of the Occupy Movement, as well it should be. This song by Ground Zero and the Global Block Collective is razor sharp.
This track by Lupe Fiasco is one of the better songs to come out of the Occupy Movement so far. It’s amazing that it’s cool to be political again and artists of all stripes are voicing their opinions.