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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Mon Dec 05th 2011, 10:43 PM

 
Foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcy, unemployment, homelessness. Welcome to America 2011.

Ry Cooder sings "Wall Street Part of Town" and reminds us once again why the 99% must rise up.

photography compiled from various internet media sources by Larkworthy Antfarm.


Too many problems. No answers. Time to rise up! Thanks for watching my videos.

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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Sun Nov 20th 2011, 09:04 PM

 
Dedicated to the Occupiers whose tent cities were sacked and pillaged, who were violently evicted from public spaces in cities across this nation by the authorities.

Long live Freedom.

Bella Ciao

The world is waking
outside my window
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
It drags my senses
into the sunlight
For there are things
that I must do
So wish me luck now,
I have to leave you
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
Up to the city
with my friends here
We're going to shake
the Gates of Hell
And we will show them -
we will show them
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
That their fences
can be broken
And they cannot
escape our power
And we will tell them -
we will tell them
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
That our sunlight is
not for franchise
Then may those bastards
drop down dead
So wish me luck now,
I have to leave you
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
Up to the city with my friends here
We're going to shake
the Gates of Hell
Next time you see me
I may be smiling
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
I'll be in prison
or on the TV
I'll say, "the sunlight
dragged me here!"
So wish me luck now,
I have to leave you
Bella ciao, bella ciao,
bella ciao ciao ciao
To the city
with my comrades
We're going to shake
the Gates of Hell
We're going to shake
the Gates of Hell.



"Bella Ciao" is an adaptation of a left-wing anti-fascist resistance song by Chumbawumba, sung by Mark Gunnery of Riotfolk.

Originally a song sung by Italian anarchists, communists, socialists and militant anti-fascist partisans during WWII.

Starring Pinetree Sungsoo
Larkworthy Antfarm

Filmed at the Club Flashman in Second Life.

I really love this song. It celebrates resistance. Like the brave the Occupiers in every city who stood fast in every city where they were roused in the night to face eviction by police with batons and pepper spray, the song reminds me of the heroic determination of those who resist fascists everyday and everywhere. This is my interpretation. With a Chiroco twist.
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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Sun Nov 20th 2011, 04:31 PM

 
We came in peace and were met with violence. In New York City, Boston, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta. And many other cities and towns.

Occupy America.

music: "We Shall Overcome," Joan Baez. creative commons.



I found Joan Baez's public domain version of the song and it just seemed right for the ugly images I have been seeing the past few weeks. So many brave voices lifted. So many menacing weapons aimed at us from our own government, fired by the men in blue who choose to weld weapons of war against their own citizens.

Peace Out!
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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Sat Nov 12th 2011, 01:04 PM

 
Photos from Occupation Park in Tacoma, Washington on 21st and Pacific Avenue.

10-15 to 11-11-2011

Students, veterans, unions, workers, unemployed, nurses, teachers, homeless, seniors -- all standing together in Tacoma.

We are the 99%.
WE ARE NOT AFRAID.

music: "Making the Road"
Ryan Harvey

-Download: http://www.archive.org/details/TheNewEnclo...


Mostly my photos and a few others. Please click through and give this video thumbs up! The folks in Tacoma APPRECIATE your support! We have been at it for almost a month now.
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Posted by Generic Other in General Discussion
Sun Nov 06th 2011, 04:19 PM
One of our unemployed tech guys, set up the DVD player for us, connected us to audio, and we passed out blankets, popcorn and wore our masks. When we got too cold we all got up and jumped up and down until we got our blood moving again.

Warm regards from Occupation Park (we actually got our first mail delivery yesterday). Occupy Tacoma, area code 253, South 21st and Pacific Avenue. The screen is a monument commemorating the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad to the west coast. The end of the trail.
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Posted by Generic Other in General Discussion
Sun Nov 06th 2011, 04:06 PM
Yes. They did.

















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Posted by Generic Other in General Discussion
Sat Oct 29th 2011, 10:51 AM
Last night Crooks and Liars readers sent pizza to Occupy Tacoma. We had about 20 pizzas. That was incredibly cool.

I was thinking if Democrats wanted to do outreach to the occupations, this might be a good way to start. It's been raining like crazy at Occupation Park, in Tacoma, Washington with brief sun breaks.

Our community has been very supportive. Including the men and women in blue. We have had a large nightly crowd as the homeless stop for a bowl of soup donated by kindhearted souls in our community. People drop by to leave tents and sleeping bags, tarps and coffee. One night a wedding party dropped off the extra food from their reception. Tacoma is a blue collar town. Our unions have come down to stand with us. Our churches. Other occupations have sent people. Oakland. Seattle. We have left politics out of it. We are all in this thing together.

Here's the pizzeria across the street from our campsite. We are on Pacific Standard time. After 6 is when we start to get cold and hungry. If you are so inclined, lend a hand and tell them where it came from. The pizza people will write that on the box. http://harmonbrewingco.com/brewery_menus.h...

If you can't afford to send a pizza, send your good vibes. Those will also keep us warm!

The DUers at Occupy Tacoma send our warmest regards to all!

Here's a few pictures:



A graffiti artist lends us his talents!



Determined expressions at the General Assembly as we discuss possibility of arrests



Our Peace Tree on Pacific Avenue



Home of the Brave



Radicals on site



One week anniversary of Occupation Tacoma



Occupation Park



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Posted by Generic Other in General Discussion
Sat Oct 22nd 2011, 11:59 AM
A recent study of the global economy by three complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich "combines the mathematics long used to model natural systems with comprehensive corporate data to map ownership among the world's transnational corporations," New Scientist reported.<1> -- It confirms that "a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy," Andy Coghlan and Debora MacKenzie said. -- The study is based on "Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide, they pulled out all 43,060 TNCs and the share ownerships linking them" -- It "revealed a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships" with "ties to two or more other companies, and on average they were connected to 20. . . . he 1318 appeared to collectively own through their shares the majority of the world's large blue chip and manufacturing firms -- the 'real' economy -- representing a further 60 per cent of global revenues." -- In addition, it revealed "a 'super-entity' of 147 even more tightly knit companies -- all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity -- that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. 'In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,' says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group." --

http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainm... /

edited to add the names of the 1%ers.

THE TOP 50 OF THE 147 SUPERCONNECTED COMPANIES

1. Barclays plc
2. Capital Group Companies Inc
3. FMR Corporation
4. AXA
5. State Street Corporation
6. JP Morgan Chase & Co
7. Legal & General Group plc
8. Vanguard Group Inc
9. UBS AG
10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc
11. Wellington Management Co LLP
12. Deutsche Bank AG
13. Franklin Resources Inc
14. Credit Suisse Group
15. Walton Enterprises LLC
16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp
17. Natixis
18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc
19. T Rowe Price Group Inc
20. Legg Mason Inc
21. Morgan Stanley
22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
23. Northern Trust Corporation
24. Société Générale
25. Bank of America Corporation
26. Lloyds TSB Group plc
27. Invesco plc
28. Allianz SE 29. TIAA
30. Old Mutual Public Limited Company
31. Aviva plc
32. Schroders plc
33. Dodge & Cox
34. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc*
35. Sun Life Financial Inc
36. Standard Life plc
37. CNCE
38. Nomura Holdings Inc
39. The Depository Trust Company
40. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
41. ING Groep NV
42. Brandes Investment Partners LP
43. Unicredito Italiano SPA
44. Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan
45. Vereniging Aegon
46. BNP Paribas
47. Affiliated Managers Group Inc
48. Resona Holdings Inc
49. Capital Group International Inc
50. China Petrochemical Group Company
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Posted by Generic Other in General Discussion
Sun Oct 16th 2011, 05:46 PM























I am so proud of Tacoma. We really are the 99%. Students, unemployed, seniors, vets, unions, workers, young and old turned out to show their support!

















































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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Sun Oct 16th 2011, 09:31 AM

 
Occupy Tacoma marches from People's Park to Tollefson Plaza. 600+ young and old turned out to support Occupy Wall Street and Tacoma's own occupation Day 1.

Filmed by Larkworthy Antfarm

As you can see, we are a diverse group: Young , old, disabled, vets, students, unions. The 99% turned out in full force. Click through to the Youtube video and give us a thumbs up. It was a perfect day to stand up for democracy!
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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Sat Oct 08th 2011, 04:08 AM

 
200+ marched from the totem pole at Fireman's Park to Tollefson Park stopping to deliver a loud message at the banks on the way: "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!"


"Boom Went the Boom" performed by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland. "Songs of the Wobblies" (1954).















A few pics. What a diverse mix of people.
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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Wed Oct 05th 2011, 12:30 AM

 
Main Street joins in SOLIDARITY with Wall Street. Organized on Facebook and Twitter, cities across the country are bringing the occupation home. Posters taken from grassroots Occupy Facebook groups.

We Are the 99%.

http://www.occupytogether.org /

music: "Pumpkin Boil," by Mark Boulle and the Haba Dudes,
Courtesy of Magnatune

POWER TO THE PEOPLE


A trooping of the colors of sorts. Beautiful. Compiled by Larkworthy Antfarm.
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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Sun Oct 02nd 2011, 07:35 PM

 
Music "The Revolution Starts Now" by Steve Earle.

Photos collected from assorted newsites and blogs.

Edited by "Anonymous" Antfarm


**********************

My attempt to spread the word about the Occupation of Wall Street.

BRAVO to all in NYC and across the country!
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Posted by Generic Other in Political Videos
Fri Sep 16th 2011, 08:04 PM

 
Footage of Tacoma Teacher Strike, September 16, 2011. In defiance of a court order, teachers picket the Central Administration Building in Tacoma, Washington. "We Teach Tacoma!" the strikers chant.

Students, parents, families, musicians, representatives from other teachers' unions, longshoremen, Veterans for Peace, local churches and assorted pets join in support of the teachers of their community.

Solidarity for Tacoma Education Association.

Filmed by Larkworthy Antfarm on a Nikon Coolpix.
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Posted by Generic Other in General Discussion
Thu Sep 15th 2011, 08:31 PM
The students picket the superintendent and school board.













The word from our Democratic governor (note the difference in tone from Gov. Walker or Christie):

Gov. Chris Gregoire talked to both sides of Tacoma teacher contract negotiations today.

The governor is trying to nudge a deal along. She has passed ideas between the school district and teachers' union and provided some of her own, said spokesman Cory Curtis:

She said to all of them that her primary focus is, she wants kids in the classroom on Monday morning, and this is an issue that needs to be resolved at the bargaining table, not in the courts. They need to sit down and work it out.


Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/20...

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