Sunday, January 15, 2012

Occupy the Dream, the Light, Everywhere

Wisdom Quarterlyon Martin Luther King Jr. Day;;

Occupy the Dream Los Angeles
Who: You. What: Official action, so bring signs, your story, and food to share. Cities: Washington, D.C. • Atlanta • Boston • Chicago • Cleveland • Dallas • Kansas City • Minneapolis • New York • Philadelphia • Richmond • San Francisco • St. Louis • and Los Angeles! Where: THE FED at 950 South Grand Street, Los Angeles, CA. MAP: Google Maps When: Monday, January 16, 2012, 3:00 am. Info: Facebook event page
"I Have a Dream"
() Martin Luther King's address and March on Washington, DC which came to be called the "I Have a Dream" speech. It was delivered on August 28, 1963. Washington. "When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Day 13 of Occupy Wall Street, New York (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

A few nights before Occupy Los Angeles was assaulted, brutalized, and falsely imprisoned by a force of 1,400 paramilitary troopers, thousands of peace activists came out to successfully forestall eviction (Wisdom Quarterly).

Prominent activists Cat and Elise of Occupy Los Angeles warn that while it may not be televised, "the Revolution will be crowdsourced."

() It is 2012 and the US government has just passed 40,000 new laws to ring in the year. One of the most controversial laws, happily signed by Pres. Obama, is about indefinite detention and torture for anyone, called the NDAA (National "Defense" Authorization Act). SOPA (Stop Online "Piracy" Act) targets free use of the Internet. George Hemminger, founder of Survive and Thrive TV, gives his take.

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