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2012 May 8

Get Up! Stand Up! We’ve got your Soapbox (A call to Activism)
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See the World Around You! – Hear the Voices of Activism! – Speak Truth To Power! Take your Activism to the next level
Become a Citizen Journalist with Worldwide Hippies. We have several ways to Empower you!
Sick and tired of the corrupt Corporate Media? Fight back by reporting from your area.
Have an Opinion? Make a short video and we will put You on our ‘Soapbox’
Solutions? We would love to publish Your ideas.

Media for the People by the People!

Citizen Dispatch For reporting from your spot on the globe

The Soapbox For your commentary and opinions

Hippie TV News For news entertainment.

Contact joe@worldwidehippies.com

Joe’s FaceBook page Friend me, we’ll talk.

Worldwide Hippies FaceBook Cool Folks

YouTube Theworldwidehippieschannel Check out our archives!

Or Call…

Worldwide Hippies

(585) 861-3657

For more information

or to volunteer

Speak Up!

Occupy’s Lockout: Sotheby’s Struggle Enters Tenth Month
Sotheby’s New York auction house made international headlines last week, selling Edvard Much’s painting “The Scream” for a record $119.9 million. But few stories mentioned what was happening outside the auction: picketing by 150 artists, activists, and locked-out art handlers.
“Tonight, the irony persists,” said Sotheby’s worker Julian Tysh. “Sotheby’s is selling a copy of the scream – an artful interpretation of human anguish and suffering – and they’re going to profit tremendously tonight, while at the same time they continue to create anguish and suffering among their own workforce.”
Tysh and 41 of his co-workers have been locked out since August 1, a month before Occupy Wall Street first occupied Zuccotti Park. Among labor stuggles, the lockout has drawn some of the earliest, and longest-running, Occupy support. Occupy’s involvement has inspired workers, upped the pressure on Sotheby’s, and amplified media attention – though it hasn’t yet yielded a victory. More…

Occupy Wall Street May Day Protesters May Have Been Unlawfully Arrested
The police captain, bullhorn in hand, paid no mind to the heckler gesturing and yelling in front of him. His stern command was clear: the young man, and with him the crowd of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators assembled at the plaza on the southern tip of Manhattan, would all have to move. And fast.
They were, the captain told them, breaking the law by standing in a New York City park after closing time. They would be given a little time to vacate the premises, but after that, “anyone who does not disperse will be subject to arrest under park rules.”
That was the scene last Tuesday at the public space known as the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, where about a thousand demonstrators had descended following a day of street protest called by the loosely organized movement against social and economic injustice known as Occupy Wall Street. It was the end of May Day, and the protesters — who had flooded the park and conducted an improptu forum earlier — were now surrounded by hundreds of NYPD officers, who had followed the Occupy march from Union Square.
The captain’s threat wasn’t hollow. Within minutes, 12 people who had refused police orders to evacuate had been arrested and were being marched, in plastic handcuffs, to a blue-and-white NYPD paddy wagon. They were charged with “remaining in a New York City Park after closing without permission,” a crime for which late-night joggers, amorous couples and mischievous teenagers are more commonly cited. More…

How Occupy Wall Street Has Already Won
National May Day demonstrations have sparked a new flurry of articles predictably portending the end of the occupy movement, and yet again critiquing its “fuzzy messages and vague goals.” The bulk of mainstream media and popular debate on Occupy always comes back to the same major critiques. “No clear demands, no concise message, no clear policy objective.” And each time I hear this, I always think the same thing: “You just don’t get it do you?”
This disconnect seems to stem from an inability to neatly categorize Occupy. In the age of the advocacy industrial complex, it’s difficult to conceptualize a national political force that doesn’t place manicured messaging and policy recommendations paramount. Occupy is not an advocacy organization, it’s a banner. Its purpose was always to unite radical thinkers (old and new) and light a fire in their bellies. From under this powerfully inclusive umbrella regional movements were given the much need community and space to develop their own agendas and action plans.
When recognized as a network of disparate communities the reason for Occupy’s supposedly muddled messages and policy objectives become more lucid. Despite critiques, its ultimate goal is clear: a transfer of power from the hands of the wealthy to those of the majority. Again as the movement absorbs more people, its ambitions become more diverse, but ultimately its purpose can still be boiled down to abolishing global political service of the rich at the expense of the majority and the earth.
More…

Quebec police reacting too violently to student protests, its critics say
Winnipeg Free Press
MONTREAL – Some people are lashing out at Quebec police in the wake of violent confrontations in which several protesters were injured, including one young man who lost an eye. There are allegations police overreacted last week to small groups of

Egypt judges send 293 to trial for violent protest
USA TODAY
By Khalil Hamra, AP By Khalil Hamra, AP CAIRO (AP) — Investigating judges sent 293 Egyptians to trial Monday on charges of resisting authorities, damaging public property and carrying knives and fire bombs during an anti-government protest last year.New of the world in photos: Putin, pomp, protests
Seattle Post Intelligencer
(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service) Photo: Alexei Druzhinin, ASSOCIATED PRESS / AP2012 Police detain protesters in downtown Moscow shortly before Vladimir Putin’s inauguration Monday. Putin’s inauguration on Monday comes

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Get Up! Stand Up! We’ve got your Soapbox (A call to Activism)

See the World Around You! – Hear the Voices of Activism! – Speak Truth To Power! Take your Activism to the next level
Become a Citizen Journalist with Worldwide Hippies. We have several ways to Empower you!
Sick and tired of the corrupt Corporate Media? Fight back by reporting from your area.
Have an Opinion? Make a short video and we will put You on our ‘Soapbox’
Solutions? We would love to publish Your ideas.

Media for the People by the People!
Citizen Dispatch For reporting from your spot on the globe
The Soapbox For your commentary and opinions
Hippie TV News For news entertainment.
Contact joe@worldwidehippies.com
Joe’s FaceBook page Friend me, we’ll talk.
Worldwide Hippies FaceBook Cool Folks
YouTube Theworldwidehippieschannel Check out our archives!
Or Call…
Worldwide Hippies
(585) 861-3657
For more information
or to volunteer
Speak Up!
Occupy’s Lockout: Sotheby’s Struggle Enters Tenth Month
Sotheby’s New York auction house made international headlines last week, selling Edvard Much’s painting “The Scream” for a record $119.9 million. But few stories mentioned what was happening outside the auction: picketing by 150 artists, activists, and locked-out art handlers.
“Tonight, the irony persists,” said Sotheby’s worker Julian Tysh. “Sotheby’s is selling a copy of the scream – an artful interpretation of human anguish and suffering – and they’re going to profit tremendously tonight, while at the same time they continue to create anguish and suffering among their own workforce.”
Tysh and 41 of his co-workers have been locked out since August 1, a month before Occupy Wall Street first occupied Zuccotti Park. Among labor stuggles, the lockout has drawn some of the earliest, and longest-running, Occupy support. Occupy’s involvement has inspired workers, upped the pressure on Sotheby’s, and amplified media attention – though it hasn’t yet yielded a victory. More…
Occupy Wall Street May Day Protesters May Have Been Unlawfully Arrested
The police captain, bullhorn in hand, paid no mind to the heckler gesturing and yelling in front of him. His stern command was clear: the young man, and with him the crowd of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators assembled at the plaza on the southern tip of Manhattan, would all have to move. And fast.
They were, the captain told them, breaking the law by standing in a New York City park after closing time. They would be given a little time to vacate the premises, but after that, “anyone who does not disperse will be subject to arrest under park rules.”
That was the scene last Tuesday at the public space known as the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, where about a thousand demonstrators had descended following a day of street protest called by the loosely organized movement against social and economic injustice known as Occupy Wall Street. It was the end of May Day, and the protesters — who had flooded the park and conducted an improptu forum earlier — were now surrounded by hundreds of NYPD officers, who had followed the Occupy march from Union Square.
The captain’s threat wasn’t hollow. Within minutes, 12 people who had refused police orders to evacuate had been arrested and were being marched, in plastic handcuffs, to a blue-and-white NYPD paddy wagon. They were charged with “remaining in a New York City Park after closing without permission,” a crime for which late-night joggers, amorous couples and mischievous teenagers are more commonly cited. More…
How Occupy Wall Street Has Already Won
National May Day demonstrations have sparked a new flurry of articles predictably portending the end of the occupy movement, and yet again critiquing its “fuzzy messages and vague goals.” The bulk of mainstream media and popular debate on Occupy always comes back to the same major critiques. “No clear demands, no concise message, no clear policy objective.” And each time I hear this, I always think the same thing: “You just don’t get it do you?”
This disconnect seems to stem from an inability to neatly categorize Occupy. In the age of the advocacy industrial complex, it’s difficult to conceptualize a national political force that doesn’t place manicured messaging and policy recommendations paramount. Occupy is not an advocacy organization, it’s a banner. Its purpose was always to unite radical thinkers (old and new) and light a fire in their bellies. From under this powerfully inclusive umbrella regional movements were given the much need community and space to develop their own agendas and action plans.
When recognized as a network of disparate communities the reason for Occupy’s supposedly muddled messages and policy objectives become more lucid. Despite critiques, its ultimate goal is clear: a transfer of power from the hands of the wealthy to those of the majority. Again as the movement absorbs more people, its ambitions become more diverse, but ultimately its purpose can still be boiled down to abolishing global political service of the rich at the expense of the majority and the earth.
More…
Quebec police reacting too violently to student protests, its critics say
Winnipeg Free Press
MONTREAL – Some people are lashing out at Quebec police in the wake of violent confrontations in which several protesters were injured, including one young man who lost an eye. There are allegations police overreacted last week to small groups of …
Egypt judges send 293 to trial for violent protest
USA TODAY
By Khalil Hamra, AP By Khalil Hamra, AP CAIRO (AP) — Investigating judges sent 293 Egyptians to trial Monday on charges of resisting authorities, damaging public property and carrying knives and fire bombs during an anti-government protest last year.New of the world in photos: Putin, pomp, protests
Seattle Post Intelligencer
(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Government Press Service) Photo: Alexei Druzhinin, ASSOCIATED PRESS / AP2012 Police detain protesters in downtown Moscow shortly before Vladimir Putin’s inauguration Monday. Putin’s inauguration on Monday comes …
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