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Irresponsible Requiem

 

Dec 29 2012in A Top Story, Big Picture, Commons, FoO Media, Poetry, Video by FoO-StewardTags: art, , protest, sharing
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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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The Moors

 

Apr 18 2012in Poetry by FoO-StewardTags: , john clare,
The Moors

  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 [...]

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The Moors

Dear Common

 

Apr 15 2012in FoO Media, Poetry by Stephen CollisTags: ,
Dear Common

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 [...]

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Dear Common

Stanzas on Commoning

 

Mar 21 2012in Commons, FoO Media, Poetry by FoO-StewardTags: , , , robert kocik
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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 [...]

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Occupy Is an Invitation

 

Jan 19 2012in Poetry by Mark-JagdevTags: ,
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 [...]

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Occupy Is an Invitation

Poetics of the streets

 

Dec 4 2011in Activism, FoO Media, Poetry by FoO-StewardTags: ,
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 [...]

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Poetics of the streets

OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff

 

Nov 26 2011in Poetry by Anna BetzTags: , , , ,
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 [...]

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OWS Teach-In with Douglas Rushkoff

How could we ask for anything less than the future?

 

Nov 20 2011in FoO Media, Poetry, Video by FoO-StewardTags: Drew Dellinger, future, , occupy oakland
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 [...]

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How could we ask for anything less than the future?

Mic Check poem from Occupy Eugene

 

Nov 19 2011in FoO Media, Poetry by FoO-StewardTags: ,
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 [...]

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Mic Check poem from Occupy Eugene