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Sept 2015: Occupy Celebrates 4th Anniversary with NYC events

Occupy Wall Street celebrates its 4th Anniversary in New York City with blackpeacea full day of protests, marches, speakers, and music.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Some FaceBook links and a schedule with events and speakers is below.

Summary: Stuff is happening in NYC all day today. Most events are at Zuccotti Park. Be at Zuccotti at 5pm for the big Assembly visioning meeting. Then, at 7pm at Zuccotti, gathering and special speakers. (But, check other schedules, and stay alert for all the actions going on!)

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Assembly at 5pm
at Zuccotti Park…

https://www.facebook.com/events/418102105061232/

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Full schedule of activities
posted on #OWSS172015 4 year anniversary FB… Continue reading Sept 2015: Occupy Celebrates 4th Anniversary with NYC events

Celebrate Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday with one of our favorite books

Woody Guthrie's “This Land Is Your Land” Illustrated by Kathy JakobsenFor Woody Guthries’s 100th birthday.  The children’s book “This Land Is Your Land” first appeared in 1998, and has since been updated with a special edition. The book has bright, folk art style illustrations by Kathy Jakobsen which bring Woody Guthrie’s classic song to life. It includes interesting details such as: a scene with a soup kitchen in a poor neighborhood; images of Woody Guthrie playing guitar with friends; and depictions of picnics and sing-a-longs in various regions of the USA. There is also a tribute to Woody Guthrie written by his friend Pete Seeger.

Every page will stimulate discussion about how things were and are around America, as well as the lessons and culture of Occupy Wall Street. And, your child will become familiarized with a song that has been sung over and over again — with old and new verses — at Liberty Square and many other occupations.

“This Land Is Your Land” is truly beautiful, fun, and thoughtful. It is a great book to use to explain to children ideas such as economic hard times, the joy and power of community, and the focus of Occupy Wall Street.  Continue reading Celebrate Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday with one of our favorite books

Celebrations for an icon of nonviolent political protest

Suu Kyi photo from Wikimedia

Now, this is news for the peace community, and for those of us who understand the power of music in world culture!

Bono is “on tour” with 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi. They were in Dublin June 18th. (Story: here.)

Link to Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech at the Nobel Prize website: here.

Link to Action Alert from Amnesty International about political prisoners still jailed in Myanmar.

Story and picture at Boise State Public Radio, which offered the phrase “icon of nonviolent political protest”: here.

The AP story below includes quotes from Bono:

(excerpt from) The Seattle Times/AP
Suu Kyi walks on with U2’s `star-struck’ Bono

Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono joined forces Monday as the Myanmar democracy activist’s European tour moved from the home of the Nobel Peace Prize to the land of U2. Continue reading Celebrations for an icon of nonviolent political protest

Peace Song of Day…”War: What is it good for? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!”

War by Edwin Starr is the Peace Song of the Day for Monday, November 21st. Singing this song will open up your chakras, and help you get emotionally fierce about war and peace!

“War…huh! Good God…”

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#AfghanistanTuesday Protests. Discuss.

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Ok tweeps, between the planet-wide protests of the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, and the flowering of the planet-wide Occupy movement, there is much to discuss.   Scarry Thoughts in his post  #AfghanistanTuesday World Report – October 11, 2011 gives a suggested schedule for this twitter discussion.

The schedule is geared to the peak hours we have been experiencing to date for #AfghanistanTuesday conversation, approx 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern U.S. time.  Continue reading #AfghanistanTuesday Protests. Discuss.

Occupy #AfghanistanTuesday

October 6, 2011 are the protests on the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War.  In the blog post The hour is approaching: Make a commitment!, we are asked to focus this week’s tweets on organizing for that day:

Tuesday October 4#AfghanistanTuesday! We have wide-ranging conversations every week on #AfghanistanTuesday, but I #AfghanistanTuesday tweetswant to suggest that this week we need to give special attention to the protests themselves. With protests just days away, now is the time we must: Get people to find their local action! When people join up with others near them, protesting the war ceases to be solely theoretical and begins to become a reality. There is a list of many actions nationwide (and worldwide) on the website for the Chicago protest; I predict that as the hours pass, the number of local protests will grow too fast for this list to keep up with!

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Man in Black: Royal Song of the Day 8/29/11

Man in Black by Johnny Cash is the Royal Song of the Day for August 29, 2011.   When Duke Augustus wears his black dress shirt, the Duchess often accuses him of being Johnny Cash. Like most people, the Duke wears black  for stagecraft or sartorial reasons. Johnny Cash turned this on its head by making his trademark black clothing into a political statement.

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