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Occupied Stories » slideshow http://occupiedstories.com Read & contribute first-person stories from movements around the world Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:54:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.15 Faces of an Occupation http://occupiedstories.com/faces-of-an-occupation.html http://occupiedstories.com/faces-of-an-occupation.html#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:48:51 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=1742 19 September 2011, New York–A group of people, no more than one hundred, had congregated in Zuccotti Park two days before amidst the almost total indifference of people passing by.

No journalists, no television, no microphones—only their voices and faces.

These portraits bear witness to the beginning of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park. They regard dreamers who believe in an idea.

No one could have imagined that in the space of a few weeks, those involved in Occupy Wall Street would have entered people’s homes all over the world through newspapers and television.

Daniele Corsini, photographer

View a selection of images on our Flickr page, or the full photo series at Corsini’s website.

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#M24: Let Freedom Spring http://occupiedstories.com/let-freedom-spring.html http://occupiedstories.com/let-freedom-spring.html#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:20:55 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=1534 Occupiers assembled last Saturday in solidarity with victims of police brutality. A group of hundreds that included city council members marched for hours from Liberty Plaza to join hundreds more at Union Square. On the way, they shared messages on the right to assemble with evocative banners, chanting, and performance art. Photographer Rose Magno documents this expressive and coherent culture of a civil society coming together in peaceful protest.

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How I Occupied the Media http://occupiedstories.com/how-i-occupied-the-media.html http://occupiedstories.com/how-i-occupied-the-media.html#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:52:30 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=1237 This is the story of how, for 3 minutes, I occupied the Mainstream Media (well, sort of). First, I wrote a poem, and put out a graphic version on Facebook (it was Sept 28th, 2011—11 days after OWS began.) http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=210997348966513&set=a.144606492272266.33655.100001687475461&type=3

By the time I woke up the next morning (ok, afternoon…), someone had done a spoken-word version on Youtube, which already had about 700 views. That version now has over 43,000 views, and there are scads of copycats and different versions, including Greek and Portuguese subtitled versions:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVX7Pzz_rLc

Then I turned it into a song in my little home “studio”. I had written the song at the same time in late September, but for some reason didn’t release it on Youtube until February 13th, 2012. Here is the song/video: http://youtu.be/7waDw62b7j4

Within 12 hours of posting this song/video to Youtube, Iran’s Press TV contacted me for an interview (about 3 minutes), which was broadcast globally:http://youtu.be/2spFB_q3STI

I don’t know if it’s inspiring to anyone else, but it is certainly inspiring to me to know that I can write a poem/song in order to make my voice more heard, and it actually worked, and got me (a nobody, trust me), on world news… It really can work! It did for me. I got good exposure for the Occupy Movement, and 3 minutes of my “15-minutes-of-fame”, so now I’m only owed 12 more minutes. 😉

-Bill Allyn-

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Song and Slideshow by the Fresh Juice Party http://occupiedstories.com/song-and-slideshow-by-the-fresh-juice-party.html http://occupiedstories.com/song-and-slideshow-by-the-fresh-juice-party.html#comments Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:22:09 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=854 OAKLAND, CA – Here’s a song by Fresh Juice Party called “99” and an accompanying slideshow of our photos from Occupy Oakland and SF. Happy holidays and don’t forget to #SupplyOccupy!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/embed/nhb3p06UHdU

 

-Citizen Casey-

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Occupy Song and Slideshow by FJP http://occupiedstories.com/736.html http://occupiedstories.com/736.html#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:46:20 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=736 OAKLAND, CA – I am part of an organization called Fresh Juice Party(www.freshjuiceparty.org) .Among other things, we write songs about political issues. We started this project on April 21, 2011 when we interrupted President Obama at a fundraiser to sing him a song about the treatment of accused Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning. We’ve since written nine more songs about current events. Here is one of them, “99” which was written by Craig Casey & Pratibha Gautam. Another member, Naomi Pitcairn, took the photos at Occupy Oakland and Occupy SF. Pratibha put together and edited the slideshow. Enjoy!

-Craig Casey-
More songs: http://soundcloud.com/citizencasey/sets/fresh-juice-party/

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhb3p06UHdU

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