Saturday, October 8, 2011

part 2: v is for voice

Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) politician, civil rights activist

inspired by the letter v, i offer a few snaps from today's visit to the occupy cleveland encampment (remember you can enlarge the slideshow by running your cursor over the image and clicking on the arrow icon in lower right corner of slide show).

on wednesday 281 cities were registered as having occupy together meetups, this evening the website for the occupy together movement reports that there are now 1,040 cities. these actions are springing up throughout the u.s. of a. (and the world) in solidarity with occupy wall street! our voices are raised and we have gone viral!!

i just finished watching the first part of marty's george harrison documentary (IT'S GREAT) to wit i offer come together, a classic beatles song - i know the song wasn't written by george, but tomorrow is john's birthday!


Watson said...

now coming to Vancouver,BC, Canada. Wish my hips and knees worked better ... I'd be there in more than thoughts.
Daisy's Barbara

PS Daisy did go to a protest on the island once. She sat in the car tho while Barbara carried the sign!

Steve Reed said...

Oh, I really want to see that Scorsese documentary about George Harrison. It's on HBO, isn't it? Unfortunately here I think we have to buy a DVD. :(

Given its tremendous banking industry, I'm surprised London hasn't had an "occupy" effort -- at least not that I've seen. (I'm not the most connected person, though, so it's possible something is going on somewhere and I just don't know about it.)