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Posts tagged occupy wall street

Nov 6

Privilege Denying Occupier Dude

(Inspired by this comic and this meme.)

See also:
OccupyPatriarchy.org
RadFem HUB: "Feminist Call to Action: Occupy Dudeville"
Against All Evidence: "Our ‘Brethren in Struggle’, I Presume?"

[Cross-posted to my blog.]


Oct 22
hoaxzine:

[img: black & white comic strip. first panel says during ga. a white guy is addressing the other “occupiers” stating “we don’t have time to talk about sexual harassment - that’s a personal issue. we need to talk about the real reason we are here and what we are going to do about the banks and corporations that are screwin us over!” male-bodied people in the crowd are cheering, female-bodied people look pissed. second panel is says after ga. there is a hippie drum circle and lots of ~~vibes~~]
*trigger warning - sexual harassment* 
sexual harassment @ #occupy baltimore comic strip. based on actual events.
taken from ON THE RECENT #OCCUPATIONS: A COMMUNIQUE FROM THE WOMEN AND TRANS* CONSPIRACY FROM HELL (W.A.T.C.H.) zine.

“This occupation is inevitable, and yet we need to make it. There is no  way for capital to continue its reign – this is clear. And yet, capital  will not behead itself: we know that we need to struggle in some way if  we are to overcome it. This statement is not a rejection of the  occupation – as if it could be avoided, as if the present conditions  were not so grave, as if we haven’t all had enough. But there are things  that need to be said. We submit this critique in the deepest solidarity  with those people of color, women, queer, and trans* folx that have  endured this occupation while laboring on making it more livable from  the inside.”

click here to download the rest of the zine!

hoaxzine:

[img: black & white comic strip. first panel says during ga. a white guy is addressing the other “occupiers” stating “we don’t have time to talk about sexual harassment - that’s a personal issue. we need to talk about the real reason we are here and what we are going to do about the banks and corporations that are screwin us over!” male-bodied people in the crowd are cheering, female-bodied people look pissed. second panel is says after ga. there is a hippie drum circle and lots of ~~vibes~~]

*trigger warning - sexual harassment*

sexual harassment @ #occupy baltimore comic strip. based on actual events.

taken from ON THE RECENT #OCCUPATIONS: A COMMUNIQUE FROM THE WOMEN AND TRANS* CONSPIRACY FROM HELL (W.A.T.C.H.) zine.

“This occupation is inevitable, and yet we need to make it. There is no way for capital to continue its reign – this is clear. And yet, capital will not behead itself: we know that we need to struggle in some way if we are to overcome it. This statement is not a rejection of the occupation – as if it could be avoided, as if the present conditions were not so grave, as if we haven’t all had enough. But there are things that need to be said. We submit this critique in the deepest solidarity with those people of color, women, queer, and trans* folx that have endured this occupation while laboring on making it more livable from the inside.”

click here to download the rest of the zine!


complex-brown:

 BLACK OUT! At Occupy Philadelphia
We had a Black Out! at Occupy Philadelphia. Why?
Saturday,  two sisters were called Niggers by two of the volunteers at Occupy Philadelphia at the cell-phone charging stations.  They were also told to go back to Africa, and that each white man should own a slave. When the sista’s called security, security asked them to leave the premises because they thought they were apart of the UHURU movement.  Even if they were a part of that movement, they should not have been asked to leave. Especially  without any mention of their verbal and spiritual abuse.
So a small collective formed a drummer’s circle on Sunday and started a rally, only to be met with on-lookers who didn’t understand why there was a Pan-African flag at an “American” event.  We were called racist.  Many of the people there to support Occupy Philadelphia came to us to tell us that all of us are people and that race is behind us! They told us that we were being divisive.
Bullshit.
When we circled up to come up with a constructive way to address the people, we were constantly interrupted by white people who could not respect our safe space. These people said that it was a public space, and we couldn’t have a group that excuded them. Why is it when black people want to get together to work out our issues in our community we are called out? Sadly, one of the black women who came up to our group suggested we move to another location away from city hall, since we were having a private group. What?!!
When we wanted to address the people at the people’s assembly, we had to beg to get a spot on the program.  They wanted us to wait until afterwards and get on the open mic.  Also, we had  two people come up to the group and ask if we were going to be violent.  Why would be violent?? Because we are black? We eventually told the gate-keepers that we were going to be given the mic, or we were going to take the mic. We eventually got our spot.
As the sister was talking about her experience, there were some members in support, and there were even members who came up to us afterwards to show support. But many of the people were asking us to hurry up, calm down and finish. One white guy used signals to get us to hurry up.
We spoke out about RACISM IN THE 99 percent.
We spoke out about how nobody was talking about the racist foundation of corporate greed.
How do we talk about classim without taking about racism?
American wealth can not be discussed without mention of free African slave labor, the rice, tobacco, sugar and cotton industry.
We were called racist because we empowered ourselves and stood up for what was right.

complex-brown:

 BLACK OUT! At Occupy Philadelphia

We had a Black Out! at Occupy Philadelphia. Why?

Saturday,  two sisters were called Niggers by two of the volunteers at Occupy Philadelphia at the cell-phone charging stations.  They were also told to go back to Africa, and that each white man should own a slave. When the sista’s called security, security asked them to leave the premises because they thought they were apart of the UHURU movement.  Even if they were a part of that movement, they should not have been asked to leave. Especially  without any mention of their verbal and spiritual abuse.

So a small collective formed a drummer’s circle on Sunday and started a rally, only to be met with on-lookers who didn’t understand why there was a Pan-African flag at an “American” event.  We were called racist.  Many of the people there to support Occupy Philadelphia came to us to tell us that all of us are people and that race is behind us! They told us that we were being divisive.

Bullshit.

When we circled up to come up with a constructive way to address the people, we were constantly interrupted by white people who could not respect our safe space. These people said that it was a public space, and we couldn’t have a group that excuded them. Why is it when black people want to get together to work out our issues in our community we are called out? Sadly, one of the black women who came up to our group suggested we move to another location away from city hall, since we were having a private group. What?!!

When we wanted to address the people at the people’s assembly, we had to beg to get a spot on the program.  They wanted us to wait until afterwards and get on the open mic.  Also, we had  two people come up to the group and ask if we were going to be violent.  Why would be violent?? Because we are black? We eventually told the gate-keepers that we were going to be given the mic, or we were going to take the mic. We eventually got our spot.

As the sister was talking about her experience, there were some members in support, and there were even members who came up to us afterwards to show support. But many of the people were asking us to hurry up, calm down and finish. One white guy used signals to get us to hurry up.

We spoke out about RACISM IN THE 99 percent.

We spoke out about how nobody was talking about the racist foundation of corporate greed.

How do we talk about classim without taking about racism?

American wealth can not be discussed without mention of free African slave labor, the rice, tobacco, sugar and cotton industry.

We were called racist because we empowered ourselves and stood up for what was right.


Sep 27

rosinhabela:

My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures. I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.

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