After more than a week of camping, eating in shelters, listening to preacher after preacher criticize the poor for being poor we come to the first day of what has been played up by both sides to be the event of a life time.
The democratic National Convention has transformed Charlotte in many ways, whether that transformation was negative or positive though depends solely on your income level.
When the Vets for Peace and several ex-military Occupiers were about to be evicted off of federal land at the birthplace of the first amendment activists from MOVE* who were holding a Rally in the same place shared their permit with the vets buying them, 6 more hours of time on independence mall.
At the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia Malia from (un)Occupy Albuquerque speaks on what decolonization actually means, why the words "white privilege" are not reverse racism and does a hell of a job conveying the complex and subtle meanings behind these concepts - Amalia rocks!
On the evening of July 2nd, a few blocks down from the Occupy National Gathering, comic artists from World War 3 Illustrated and Occupy Comix gathered at the Independence Library to present their work to the public.
The presentation began with Rebeca Migdal’s spirited animations on a film projector, full of symbolic and surreal images, from the corporate publishing industry to the the labor struggles of Belize.
The third day of the Occupy National Gathering was full of energy and good conversation. Speaker Amadon DellErba from Spritualution discussed the importance of ending all “isms,” Gina McGill from Alabama promoted the ideas in Beyond Plutocracy, and Matt Taibbi exposed bank collusion. Captain Ray Lewis declined to speak in the group because of the many side conversations, but made himself available for any individual conversation throughout the afternoon.