A beautiful and poignant new years poem posted by Dean Omori and shared by the Future of Occupy Collective, with special thanks to the talents of Dean Omori. Happy New Year and to the future ahead of us. Together lets make it as bright, just and sustainable as We Can! Music & Film By Dean [...]
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Far spread the moory ground, a level scene Bespread with rush and one eternal green That never felt the rage of blundering plough Though centuries wreathed spring’s blossoms on its brow, Still meeting plains that stretched them far away In unchecked shadows of green, brown and grey. Unbounded freedom ruled the wandering scene Nor [...]
I had thought this was Outside the barricades No street in time but A space left Uneven and cluttered With broken ballot boxes Like a poem with Everything in it so Nothing you write Isn’t it and Nothing you write is But everywhere your Hand over the page Is shadowed by Another hand taking Up [...]
In his marvelous meditations, “Stanzas on Commoning,” poet, artists and architect Robert Kocik explores the commons as only an artist can: as simultaneously a historical phenomenon, a philosophical concept, and a collaborative art practice. Kocik’s “Stanzas” derive in part from his work with the group “Commoning,” which he describes as “a group of poets, performers and persons [...]
Occupy Is an Invitation
Jan 19 2012in Poetry by Mark-Jagdev Occupy Is an Invitation
Occupy Is an Invitation a poem by Occupy supporter, Toni Spencer It’s 3.43 in the morning and I can’t sleep… I am woken by a Mic check [Mic check] “This is just the beginning. Occupy is a process” Mic check [Mic check] “Slow it down, the issues of our times are urgent. Slow it [...]
Poetics of the streets
What follows is an excerpt from veteran community organizer Starhawk‘s blogpost on the Poetics of the Street. She also wrote an ”Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups” that is a must read to members of any Working Group at all Occupy sites. I suggest asking people to say why they are here, using the people’s mike, where [...]
OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff
Rushkoff uses a style of teaching that is practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. Can this style of teaching help the occupy movement to become recognised as the classroom for the future where we are all the students? Looking back, a teach-in at the University of Michigan in May 1965 began with a discussion of the Vietnam war [...]
How could we ask for anything less than the future?
“It’s time to rock the nation, rock this occupation! Our communities need us. We are all leaders. How could we ask for anything less than the future?” This powerful video of the Occupy poem by acclaimed spoken word artist Drew Dellinger ( http://www.planetizethemovement.org ) by award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper of http://occupylove.org set to the beats of Jef [...]
Mic Check poem from Occupy Eugene
MIC CHECK POEM by Samuel J. Rutledge Mic check MIC CHECK! Mic Check! MIC CHECK! I would like I WOULD LIKE to echo TO ECHO your thoughts. YOUR THOUGHTS. I want your voice I WANT YOUR VOICE to flow TO FLOW through me THROUGH ME like I LIKE I was you. WAS YOU. When I [...]