Friday, November 18, 2011

● OWS Protesters Sing...

'I Ain't Gonna Study War No More'

OWS Protesters Sing 'I Ain't Gonna Study War No More'

Occupy Wall Street Peaceful Protesters sing 'I Ain't Gonna Study War No More' at the n17 demonstration in Foley Square, City Hall, NYC. http://youtube.com/uresist Fighting war with peace, the 60 day anniversary of OWS is a continuing public outcry against the financing of war, police brutality, and against City Hall and Wall Street's role in bringing on the economic crisis. More than 35,000 people gather to exercise their first amendment rights and protest class warfare and the economic injustice that the wealthiest 1% has waged against the 99%

In this video clip and during the n17 demonstration, protesters express economic political views such as to save the middle class, pull up the people, lift up the poor, tax the rich, and cut corporate welfare.

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators say, "Join us! ...because you already are what we are, the 99%!"

ALL PROCEEDS FROM OUR OWS APPAREL WILL GO TO THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT: http://occupywallst.org/donate
RESISTANCE APPAREL @ uresist.com

Saturday, October 15, 2011

● Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes Worldwide

Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes Worldwide

Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes Worldwide

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"We are the ones we have been waiting for." -June Jordan

Crowds of demonstrators cheer as the Occupy Wall Street movement goes worldwide, Oct. 15th, 2011, Times Square, New York City. A.N.S.W.E.R. YOUTH & STUDENTS SMASH WAR & RACISM. Activists repeat, "...all day, all week, occupy every street." http://youtube.com/uresist

● THE RISING TIDE...

THE RISING TIDE...

THE RISING TIDE...

The rising tide of the 1% is sinking the boats of the 99%. http://youtube.com/uresist Just after the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, a march on banks for peace and economic justice begins at Trinity Church and Liberty Plaza, NYC. "Wall Street is War Street!" Demonstrators chant, "We're fired up! We won't take no more! We want money for jobs, not for war!" Occupy Wall Street Protesters rally against the financing of war and Wall Street's role in bringing on the economic crisis and subsequently crashing the world economy.

Join us! ...because you already are what we are, the 99%

ALL PROCEEDS FROM OUR OWS APPAREL WILL GO TO THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT: http://occupywallst.org/donate
RESISTANCE APPAREL @ uresist.com

● Occupy Wall Street Wins This Round

Occupy Wall Street Wins This Round

Occupy Wall Street Wins This Round For The 99%

Occupy Wall Street: WE ARE THE 99% http://youtube.com/uresist Demonstrators rally against Wall Street's role in bringing on the economic crisis by standing their (our) ground in Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park, Wall Street area), New York City. With picket signs, posters, petitions, music, drumming, and chanting, peaceful protesters demand accountability from the wall street financial firms, which not only caused but benefited from the economic crash they levied on society.

One woman holds up the book “Confidence Men” by the Pulitzer Prize winning author/journalist Ron Suskind, as she tells passersby to, "read it, it's dynamite." Suskind asserts that, “gaining trust without earning it, is the age-old work of confidence men.” Suskind relates the current economic crisis to the 1929 crash on Wall Street, quoting Franklin D. Roosevelt in his famous first inaugural speech about the irresponsible bankers of his time, “faced by a failure of credit... ...they know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers.”

An OWS protester describes police brutality the morning of the scheduled "park cleaning." "They actually were running people over in the streets with mopeds. One gentleman, one officer of the law (NYPD) actually ran over a guy with a moped and punched him in the face at the same time. They took out batons, they arrested a few people. One guy got his kneecap broken." But then... "They realized we were too great in numbers." - ows demonstrator

In the morning of October 14th, 2011 the demonstrators cheer as the "park cleaning" (NYC Bloomberg's excuse for evacuation) is called off for now. More than a thousand people began flooding into the park at 4:AM to stand in solidarity with the peaceful protesters for the benefit of the 99%. As one demonstrator put it, "This has gone viral."

Join us! ...because you already are what we are, the 99%

ALL PROCEEDS FROM OUR OWS APPAREL WILL GO TO THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT: http://occupywallst.org/donate
RESISTANCE APPAREL @ uresist.com

Saturday, October 1, 2011

● Occupy Wall Street: Demonstrators rally...

Occupy Wall Street: Demonstrators rally...

Occupy Wall Street: Demonstrators rally...

Music, dancing, drumming, gathering, and engaging, people are coming together and beginning to fight back. Occupy Wall Street Demonstrators rally against Wall Street's destructive practices by taking over Zuccotti Park (Liberty Plaza, Wall Street Area, New York City), with picket signs, posters, petitions, music, chanting, and demanding accountability from the wall street financial firms that caused and benefited from the economic crash. http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZBT3LFbZE2M

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

● Gil Scott-Heron

May 27, 2011: The legendary poet and musician
Gil Scott-Heron has died at the age of 62.

A profoundly important powerful voice, revered by any truth seeking individual, Gil Scott-Heron will be greatly missed.
Gil Scott-Heron
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"


"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
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Gil Scott-Heron

The legendary poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron has died at the age of 62. (Gilbert Scott-Heron: April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011, was an American poet, musician, author, and activist) A profoundly important powerful voice, revered by any truth seeking individual, Gil Scott-Heron will be greatly missed. Best known for his piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Scott-Heron was considered by many to be the father of hip-hop.

Chuck D of Public Enemy said in 2010, “You can go into Ginsberg and the Beat poets and Dylan, but Gil Scott-Heron is the manifestation of the modern word. He and the Last Poets set the stage for everyone else.”

R.I.P.
• Public Enemy's Chuck D stated (on Twitter) "RIP GSH...and we do what we do and how we do because of you."
• UK publisher, Jamie Byng, called him "one of the most inspiring people I've ever met".
• Usher stated "I just learned of the loss of a very important poet...R.I.P., Gil Scott-Heron. The revolution will be live!!".
• Richard Russel, producer of Scott-Heron's final studio album, called him a "father figure of sorts to me".

Monday, April 4, 2011

● Beyond Vietnam

Martin Luther King
"Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"


"Beyond Vietnam" - Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking against the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.

Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the "triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism." Audio.

This speech was released by Black Forum records, a subsidiary of Motown, and went on to win a Grammy in 1970 for the Best Spoken Word Recording.

Excerpts of a Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.

Text of entire speech:
http://husseini.org/2007/01/martin-luther-king-jr-why-i-am.html

Real Audio file of entire speech:
http://africanbynature.com/Resources_2/mlk_vietnam-1967-speech.ram

Sunday, April 3, 2011

● I've Been to the Mountaintop

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've Been to the Mountaintop - Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've Been to the Mountaintop - Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a rally and delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" address at Mason Temple, the world headquarters of the Church of God in Christ.

"And then I got to Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers? Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

King was booked in room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, owned by Walter Bailey, in Memphis. The Reverend Ralph Abernathy, King's close friend and colleague who was present at the assassination, swore under oath to the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations that King and his entourage stayed at room 306 at the Lorraine Motel so often it was known as the "King-Abernathy suite."

According to Jesse Jackson, who was present, King's last words on the balcony prior to his assassination were spoken to musician Ben Branch, who was scheduled to perform that night at an event King was attending: "Ben, make sure you play "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

● Remembering Rachel

Remembering Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie - Interview

Footage from Rachel's interview conducted by Middle East Broadcasting Company on March 14th, 2003, two days before she was murdered by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) (and a student at the Evergreen State College) who was killed by an Israel Defense Force (IDF) bulldozer in the Gaza Strip (during the Second Intifada), while attempting to prevent IDF forces from demolishing the home of local Palestinian pharmacist Samir Nasrallah.

Rachel Corrie's trial began March 10th, 2010
http://democracynow.org/2010/3/10/family_of_slain_us_peace_activist
http://facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Corrie/112158032130091
http://facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Corrie/9284243339
http://rachelcorriefoundation.org
http://rachelcorrie.org

A strong voice, a courageous woman, and certainly an inspiration to anyone concerned about peace and justice. The loss of her life, is the world's loss, it is our loss. We can only imagine what she would be doing, the further influence she would have, if she were still with us today.

The play about her life is titled
MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE
http://dailymotion.com/video/xiqvy_my-name-is-rachel-corrie_news