“Television is this century’s version of snow blindness, of being exposed to a white out, a corporate blizzard of false ideas and frozen ideals to be frostbitten until unable to feel the truth or to see the truth, to be blinded by false images, to be lied to and paying for the privilege monthly.”—David Glenn Cox (via novemberthe5th)
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The Political Notebook is really pleased to have hosted a number of submissions from Occupy movements across the US (and even across the pond). They’ve had photos, guest posts and videos and plan to continue publishing these on a rolling basis for the indefinite future.
The overall collection serves as a sampler archive of sorts and this Pinterest is serving as another way to showcase the work they’ve received…
Waiting for fellow Occupiers outside of the courthouse at 100 Centre Street in lower Manhattan, Justin Young explained the role of the OWS Street Medics, also known as the Red and Black Cross, and updated us on how they’re preparing for May Day.
The raids at Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country have earned media attention primarily for their glaring instances of police brutality. But they’ve also tested the boundaries of police authority when it comes to limiting media access to police operations. As many as 30 journalists have been arrested covering Occupy protests, including many who clearly identified themselves as credentialed members of the media. Officials in New York and L.A., for example, have also tried to tightly restrict media access to the Occupy encampments, setting up barricades far away from the actual raids and allowing only hand-picked journalists to go behind police lines.
You know what I think when I read articles or headlines that go “So-And-So [some political party] said something, will What’s-Their-Face [some other/the same political party] respond??”- WHO THE FUCK CARES. I WANT TO LISTEN TO WHAT THE DISENFRANCHISED PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY NEED.
Our media is based around sound bites and comparing who said what -not the accuracy,truth, or facts.
Recently a bill was introduced in the senate that would require the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share of taxes, the bill would also eliminate tax loopholes for big businesses. It’s no surprise that our senators (many of them in the top 1 percent) didn’t pass this bill. Here is a list of senators that voted against the bill and how you can contact them. Please write at least a few of these senators everyday, and hopefully we can get this bill re-introduced and passed. Remember that you have to be the change you wish to see so you can’t sit there and expect other people to write these senators it has to be YOU that does it. Here is the letter that I sent to every senator:
Hello, I am emailing you because recently a bill was introduced that would require some of the wealthiest American citizens to pay their fair share of taxes. Those funds could be used to pay down some of the federal debt, and could be used for education, or helping our homeless veterans, or any number of good causes which is why I believe you should re-consider your vote on this bill. I can not understand why anyone would oppose making some of the most fortunate Americans help some of the most unfortunate Americans, or at the very least make these Americans pay a little more than the average citizen.
now, here is a list of the contact information for all senators who voted against this bill: