Hope you are having a nice day. Would like to share with you my enthusiasm about this meme #disobeyinjustice and raise a humble motion to start a campaign around it with the help of veteran tweeters.
First, let me intro why #disobeyinjustice is radical and dangerous to the status quo.
There is no coincidence why “occupy” was (is) a powerful meme-word. In an imperialist country like the United States, the use of logic and vocabulary of empire against empire itself, which is essentialy what “occupy” did when it started counteroccupations in American soil, provides us with interesting strategic keynotes.
In a time where everyone is commanded/coerced to obey, when people have been reduced to obedient consumers, well: disobedience is our strongest ally.
In the revolutionary tradition, there are repeated - and decisive - instances when the rebels had an upper hand: that moment was when the police, the military and the common people stopped obeying the orders of a collapsing regime and joined the ranks.
In a world order where obedience fuels oppression, the deliberate choice to not play the game and expose its inherent injustice defuses the game (of capitalism). By simply refusing to play wherever and whenever you can.
A campaign that revolves around this meme, #disobeyinjustice, even though command-like (as “occupy” is), carries the roots of dissent. Moreover, it has enough “memetic camouflage” to bring it home in a nation that forgot that it was born with a bold act of disobedience.
Trojan meme horse.
I am willing to organize this campaign with the help of 2 other veteran tweetboaters, so we can check and balance each others’ inputs, see what is reasonable or not, etc.
This can maybe become a practice that we adopt, so newbies can participate, collaborate, and walk the learning-curve.
Posts tagged occupytogether
Friday March 23rd, Lutheran Trinity Church (411 46th St, Sunset Park), 6pm
Join Occupy Sunset Park as we kick off our Food For Thought community gatherings—an ongoing series where we will bring people together to eat dinner, discuss the state of our neighborhood and how we can organize to win the community we all deserve. Topics will range from fighting police brutality, to demanding legalization for all immigrants and much more.
This time around we will be discussing education. In neighborhoods across New York City public education is on the chopping block. Mayor Bloomberg has made it very clear that he is set on destroying schools as we know them. These attacks are racist at their core as the school closings and budget cuts target poor communities of color. Those of us in Occupy Sunset Park think it’s up to us: parents, students, teachers and community members to defend the right to education. From budget cuts to after school programs to the schools slated for closure, we must organize together to defend public schools and childcare. We will be screening parts of the film “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” and possibly some other relevant videos as well to help spark conversation.
Join us to create a space for us to learn from each other’s experiences and begin the conversation of what it will take to win quality public education for all our children.
Contact us at email@example.com
Alimento p’al Pensamiento:
Unidos Ganaremos Educación de Calidad para Todos Nuestros Niños
Viernes el 23 de marzo, Trinity Lutheran Church (411 46th st, sunset park), 6pm
Unete a Ocupemos Sunset Park en nuestro primer Alimento p’al Pensamiento, una serie de actividades para la comunidad donde nos reuniremos a comer juntos, discutir los asuntos de nuestro barrio, y cómo podemos organizarnos para lograr la comunidad que merecemos. Los temas incluiran cómo combatir la brutalidad policiaca, cómo exigir la legalizaci ón de todos, y muchos mas.
En esta ocasion vamos a discutir la educación. El alcalde Bloomberg est á amenazando la educación publica en los barrios de Nueva York. Ha hecho claro que est á dispuesto a destruir las escuelas publicas que conocemos. Estos ataques son racistas en su esencia pues la mayor ía de las escuelas que se proyecta cerrar y las reducciones del presupuesto escolar afectan a comunidades trabajadoras de personas de color y/o imigrantes. Nosotros en Ocupemos Sunset Park pensamos que somos nosotros: padres, estudiantes, maestras/os y miembros de la comunidad quienes podemos defender la educación. Debemos organizarnos para defendernos tanto de cierres a los programas para despu és de las clases (afterschool) o de las escuelas mismas. Debemos unirnos y organizarnos para defender las escuelas y el cuidado infantil.
La meta es que Alimento p’al Pensamiento sea un espacio donde podamos comenzar a dialogar sobre cómo vamos a ganar educaci ón publica de calidad para todos nuestros niños.
So here I am, working pretty hard to make sure that #ows builds and grows.
I work on:
- Along with my personal Twitter account: https://twitter.com/#!/grimwomyn
We are all looking for funding….
Please consider a gift to one of the following #ows funds:
To help me continue to work on #OWS media efforts full time: http://bit.ly/xFvXoR
If you would like to support one of my projects, check out:
- Occupied Wall Street Journal: http://bit.ly/w86W8V
- Occupywallst.org: http://bit.ly/wgxez8
- OccupyTogether.org: http://www.occupytogether.org/donate/
- Indignación: http://bit.ly/xBD821
Thank you, you beautiful soul you.
Today we are launching a new signature program, *Occupy the Media* at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT/5 PT. The show will amplify the messages, ideas, and protest actions of the 99 percent, all in an interactive format. *Occupy the Media* is designed to be a conversation*, and has several “mic check” segments that will highlight viewers’ tweets, posts to Facebook, and questions. Viewers can also call us to actively engage with the program.
You can tune in by visiting us online at www.freespeech.org, at Dish Network Channel 9415 or DirecTV Channel 348. *Here are three simple ways to participate in our premiere episode:*
- Share your questions about the Occupy movement on our Facebook page <http://on.fb.me/AbhyM>
- *Call in during the program* and join the debate by dialing 877.575.FSTV.
- *Tweet your questions and comments* using the hash tag OccupyFSTV<http://bit.ly/AeDLvm>
You can also follow us at @freespeechtv <http://bit.ly/yw9Dbu>.
Our first episode will feature reports from journalists and activists on
the ground, including: Sarah van Gelder, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of
YES! Magazine, and Timothy Karr, Senior Strategy Director of Free Press. We’ll
also discuss the occupation of Brian Piccolo Specialty School in Chicago’s
Humboldt Park, and the 325-page letter that Occupy protesters submitted to
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Join us!
Did you know that in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 19% of all school aged youth were born in another country?
Do you believe in equal access to education?
In New York State, we are fighting to get DREAM legislation passed in order create more educational opportunities for undocumented youth.
Join La Union this Saturday to hear testimonies from our youth, learn more about the legislative proposals, and how joining in this fight will transform communities of all statuses. Food provided! See details below.
Can’t join us? Take action now by joining a growing hundreds of others in the campaign. Sign the pledge here to stand with undocumented youth.
For more info, call 917-291-9408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
¿CREES EN LA IGUALDAD DE ACCESO A LA EDUCACION?
¿SABIAS QUE EN SUNSET PARK EL 19% DE LOS JOVENES ESTUDIANTES NACIERON EN OTRO PAIS?
Aquí en Nueva York, estamos luchando para pasar la legislación DREAM con el fin de crear más oportunidades educativas para los jóvenes indocumentados.
Únete a La Unión, este sábado para escuchar los testimonios de nuestros jóvenes, aprender más acerca de las propuestas legislativas, y como su participacion en esta lucha va a transformar todas las comunidades a pesar del tipo de estatus. Serviremos la comida!
No puede unirse a nosotros? Tomar medidas ahora uniéndose a cientos de personas en la campaña. Firma aquí el compromiso de estar junto en solidaridad a los jóvenes indocumentados.
Para más información, llame al 917-291-9408 o email email@example.com
WHEN / CUANDO
This Sat, Feb 18th, 5-8pm
WHERE / DONDE
Community Board 7, corner of 43rd St. and 4th Ave.
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM
Place: Manhattan Summons Court, 346 Broadway (entrance on Leonard Street), Jury 7 on the fourth floor
On Friday morning, National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense attorney Jethro Eisenstein will be arguing for the dismissal of charges brought following the clearance of Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. In People v. Nunez, Attorney Eisenstein will be representing one of the many protesters who was charged with trespassing on that day. A favorable decision on Eisenstein’s argument could benefit everyone facing trespassing charges resulting from the eviction, and could show that Brookfield Properties did not have the authority to have people removed from Zuccotti Park.
Come out, pack the courtroom this Friday, and show your support for the Occupy arrestees!
On September 6, 2011, I was in tears. I had been let go from my latest job due to restructuring, and after almost an entire year of being either un- or under-employed, I was exhausted.
While searching for work online I stumbled upon a video of an announcement made at a Manu Chao concert about an “occupation” that would be held on Wall Street. In an instant, I was sold. If there is anything I know how to do it is to be stubbornly immobile and as inconvenient as possible until I get what I want. In this case, it’s what we, the people of this earth, want.
I didn’t think people would stay past Monday. I attended one GA at Tompkins Square Park, but most of my work happened at home, promoting the action. Each day I tweeted and tumbld what I thought would be important for people to know. As informational pamphlets became available I posted them as public google docs so that they went up lickety split, and anyone knowing what they were looking for would be able to maneuver themselves into the shadow of Ground Zero and the heart of global capitalism to occupy and make some noise.
I’ve been really lucky to help support amazing projects from media makers who are earnestly exploring what the next phase of human society holds. The system in which we live abuses vulnerable people while strengthening an ancient imbalance. We need something completely different.
We want economic justice and we want it now. We live in the information age. We have the evidence and metrics to prove beyond a doubt that money in politics results in a government that prioritizes profits over people. We can see the patterns in who holds, and who has always held, the most resources. People are dying from poor medical care with debt to accompany misery. The degradation that results from working without rights and living without basic support weakens humanity. When people are forced to choose between gas and food, the system is imbalanced. When people cannot afford to go to school because of arbitrary financial aid restrictions, the system is not working. When finding both an abortion and affordable daycare are a Sisyphean journey, the system is broken.
But perhaps the real reason for inequality is that we live in a system and not a community.
#occupywallstreet gives me hope that sustainable community is within reach if we stay in the streets long enough. Economic justice will emerge, and the next era of humanity will commence. Bringing to mind one of my favorite signs:
“I lost my job and found an occupation.”
#F29 it’s coming where will you be?
#F29 Leap into action and shut down the corporations #ows #occupywallstreet #occupytogether