They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
9:00 p.m. update: The jail solidarity crew has gotten an update from the Occupy Philly Legal Working Collective that we may need bail money in the next six hours for the arrestees of the police brutality sit-in. Additionally, there were actually fifteen—not fourteen, as previously reported—people who have been arrested. The jail solidarity crew is going strong, offering support outside the Roundhouse. They are in need of cardboard to sit on, coffee, snacks, and instruments to keep their spirits up during this chilly night. There are still no charges, however as previously stated in the last update, we are concerned about the need to post bail in the middle of the night, tonight, so please donate. Anything helps. To donate, go to http://phillyoccupation.org.
STANDING TALL - I was over in Los Angeles on Saturday, stopping briefly to shoot a few photos at the Occupy Los Angeles event. A lot of people showed up, but I will say that no other person quite caught my eye as quickly as the person in this photo. How could you not photograph a masked person on stilts? While there, I couldn’t help but think of my good friend Gil Riego Jr. The protest started at Pershing Square, where my friend and I photographed International Pillow Fight Day - Los Angeles earlier this year. The protesters then continued their march to the steps of City Hall. Again, Gil came to mind. It was there that my friends and I photographed and covered a neo-Nazi rally in April 2010. I was fortunate enough to find myself alongside other friends while there. I love this journalism thing I do.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif.
Earlier this year, Facebook and Twitter played a crucial role in mobilizing protestors in Iran, Cairo and Tunisia. Now Tumblr has been uniquely appropriated for a U.S.-based protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which has been coalescing in New York, Boston and Chicago to challenge the influence of corporate money on government and the growth of social and economic inequality….
Duy Linh Tu, director of Digital Media at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, said that Tumblr “hits a unique sweet spot.” Whereas Twitter only allows 140 characters and conventional blogging sites only allow the writer to interact, Tumblr combines the two.
(is this the Tumblr revolution?)
Because our land is barren,
we stand for the brittle and frail
When our voices are coarse
our words will still prevail
We are the pillars of this country,
the wind that kindles the flame
We have been robbed on every level
the money-hungry are to blame
Our dreams are only realized
when we’re fast asleep
It’s time to wake up, America
wander far from the media sheep
The picture is from Cleveland’s General Assembly (10/1/2011).
I was the blonde girl standing behind the “spokesman” lady with short hair…I’m pissed I didn’t notice to gather more people around and make a statement! It looked way too chill and laydedaa..da. SO I’m hoping I can get out there again tonight…and maybe see a better turn out. Come on Cleveland; OCCUPY ALL DAY..AND ALL NIGHT!