Monday, November 21, 2011

Occupy Your Heart



I referred to Occupy Wall Street as a Revolution of Love in another post and I think this video sums it up well. Also, here are two videos I recently  did. One is of our own local encampment at Occupy Poughkeepsie. A few of us gave them a hand in having a March and Rally to show community solidarity on Nov 12. The mostly, young folks who are occupying struck us with their intelligence, insights, organization and compassion. People from the neighborhood often drop by and if they are hungry they are fed. If you are in the Hudson Valley please join them for a General Assembly everyday at noon and 7PM and visit them at occupypoughkeepsie.org. We know police are cracking down across the country, often violently, against peaceful protesters, so we want local officials to know we stand with our local occupiers!




And here is one from last Thursday- in which over 32,000 rallied in Foley Square and then went across the Brooklyn Bridge.



 
Here is 1 reason to join the movement.....
The U.S. Census says the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. rose by 1 million last year. Nearly 1 in 3 children, 33% now live in households considered poor. At the same time the 400 richest people in America – our nation’s oligarchs – have never had it so good, they control more weath than 150 million Americans.
400 people with more wealth than 150 million. Many children in poverty so they can have billions. Sickening.
We simply will not allow this to continue. We are rising up.
"You cannot evict an idea whose time has come."

Blessings of Peace, Faith and Perseverance

2 comments:

Monika Kretschmar said...

Thank you for documenting these exciting times. I love the uplifting energy that you portray in your videos, and that "occupylove" movie is just precious. What a great speaker!

Clear Stream Media said...

It's interesting how like the 60's this feels- while being totally different with a new and improved version of the revolutionary idealist. Thank goodness they appeared just when we needed them the most Now we are all occupiers of the world we want to create.