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MLK explains to the Corporate Press the Historical Necessity for Civil Disobedience in 1965 video

Martin Luther King Jr. on NBC’s Meet the Press in 1965


IW: The questioning of Dr. King by the corporate press is reminiscent of the same questions that they ask the Occupy movement today.


On March 28, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press.

One week after leading his historic five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, King said that the demonstration was necessary not just to help push the Voting Rights Bill through, but to draw attention to the humiliating conditions in Alabama such as police brutality and racially-motivated murder.

Sun, Jan 15th: MLK/Occupy Worldwide Vigil for Unity

Posted at occupywallst.org

#J15 Worldwide Candlelight Vigil for Unity

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
January 15th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
in Each Time Zone Globally

Via J15global.com: On his birthday and in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision for racial and economic equality, peace, and non-violence, we are holding candlelight vigils to unite our world in a global movement for systemic change.

Wherever we may be, whether in our homes, in city squares, online, Occupies, or at work, we lift a beautiful message high above the political dialogue. We light the dream of a more equitable world in our hearts. We can overcome! Continue reading Sun, Jan 15th: MLK/Occupy Worldwide Vigil for Unity

Video from Occupy The Rose Parade: Occupy Octopus and more!

Did you hear about the occupiers who marched at the end of the Rose Bowl Parade? Seems like a good action for visibility. And, it looks like they had fun.

Here are some reports:

Washington Post blog article: here.
(Police say there were 400 occupiers. Occupiers claim 5,000. You do the math!)

Video showing the Occupy Octopus:

More Videos: Continue reading Video from Occupy The Rose Parade: Occupy Octopus and more!

Imagine all the people singing about peace: Peace Song for 12/30/2011

Imagine There's No Hunger    -  Strawberry Fie...

What song will thousands of people around the world hear tomorrow, as they watch the ball drop in Times Square, NYC? Probably, John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

Imagine by John Lennon is the Peace Song of the day for 12/30/2011. And, also, for that moment when hundreds of thousands of people around the world sing it together while envisioning a peaceful, New Year.

The song “Imagine” has also resonated with folks from the Occupy Wall Street movement. “Imagine” was one of the tunes sung by the small group of stalwarts who gathered at Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park for Christmas. [See story at DNA Info: here]

Below the first video are links to lots and lot of videos of occupiers singing Imagine.

Continue reading Imagine all the people singing about peace: Peace Song for 12/30/2011

Time Has Come Today: Peace Song 11/18

Time Has Come Today by the Chambers Brothers is the Peace Song of the Day for 11/18.  Today’s selection was inspired by Delphine Blue playing it on her Shocking Blue radio show today in honor of #N17.   Delphine play the whole amazing 11 minute version.  The 2 minute version is the only live one I could find.


Occupy Congress in 2012

occupy congress 3This lesson from 2011 has been that we must reach beyond our comfort zones and participate directly in democracy.  Now that the 2011 elections are over, let’s talk about the 2012 elections where all of the House of Representatives and a 1/3 of the US Senate are up for re-election.

We have talked about how Congress is currently occupied by corporations It’s time to take it back.  Congress needs to by occupied by real people.  Congress needs to be occupied by YOU!!  

I am not talking about bring a sleeping bag or tent to your local Congressional office.  You must think of a more permanent occupation.  Sitting behind the desk that says Representative (or Senator) for a full term.  Imagine the changes you can make as a representative of the 99%.   Continue reading Occupy Congress in 2012