Hope for my son's future
S17 is a celebration, a reunion, and an affirmation that there will be a day when my son will have his future in his hands rather than it being in the hands of the highest bidders. S17 is the anniversary of the day when people decided that they would stand up for humanity and let their voices be heard as they spoke from their hearts. S17 is the day my life changed forever. It is when I decided to...
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Dead Language & Old Stories
To me #S17 meant that we were all waking up from being sung lullabies in a dead language… It also told me that each generation that wakes up only wakes up a little…and they stumble around making the same predictable blunders as those that came before. While occupy has made a big noise - my hope going forward is that they listen to their critics and refuse to be led by the loudest...
You've changed my life
I’m so grateful to you guys & the whole movement! You’ve woken everybody up to the fact that together we CAN make a difference, that there’s no giant that can’t be brought down if we don’t give up the fight. I’m an aspiring screenwriter & I have been inspired by this movement to write a story where the heroine, despite great personal heartache,...
The Alaskan Occupation
What does #S17 mean to me, and why would an Alaskan care about Occupy? These questions come up a lot in my life. There’s validity to the questions. After all, Alaska has a Republican stripping it of union rights and our northern shores are being prepped for drilling. States like Alaska are the reason there’s Republicans, after all. We are rich with resources to be exploited and sold...
Taste of OWS
28th of October 2011; I took a bus to the big city; New York. After just winning a war against the Immigration Department, my partner had come up with a perfect celebration plan; a weekend visit to Zuccotti Park and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Between being half asleep and absolutely nervous about the bus driver texting, dozing off and speeding (all while still driving) my mind still managed...
Community Organizer and Occupier perspective on...
I hope you take a look at this current climate of today’s conversations and existence with the understanding that we need to move and move now. However, for far too long the subordinated groups in this United States of America. We are your workers, Musicians, politicians, Etc. We are amongst you and we will be heard. Our social contract in our country has been undermined and attacked buy the...
Letters to Occupy →
Check out Letters to Occupy, a friend of Occupied Stories and a cool project featuring open letters to the Occupy movement leading up to #S17.
thepeoplesrecord: The People’s Record documents communities of resistance in North America today! July 20, 2012 After quite a bit of editing, and some unexpected delays, we finally have a video for our Kickstarter. Hurrah! Thank you so much to our friends Beranice and Taryn who shot and edited the video. Please help us get this project fully funded by sharing this video, reblogging, and...