protest

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much to do with wake up calls from pluralistic ignorance.. and instigating utopia everyday revolution ness..

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adding page while listening to this protest at warwick  – while swimming in the actions/conversations/protests/gatherings/etc surrounding ferguson, eric garner, ….syria.. mexican students..co students on ap history.. students/adults all over on testing..

dec 2014:

Free Education Student Protest | University of Warwick

(livestream video is private now)

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umbrella hong kong

standing man

the square

occupy movement

united we dream

Plamen Goranov

walk out walk on

i’ll ride with you

button poetry

playing for change

democracy now

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leaving so many out.. there are so many (my mind goes blank in the enormity) – in so many sectors/realms.. (will add later.. or not)

reminds me of the session in the atlanta church after the brown decision.. they asked people to share questions/solutions.. (after a couple of hours of selected/scheduled speakers – who obviously have shared their voice before.. so began letting them share late into the night).. and most all of them passionately shared their personal story/struggle. we are swimming in personal struggle.. what can we learn from that. the countless voices of personal tragedy.. so much – that we are not listening to..

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Deray McKesson

Russell Brand

new era

Jeremy Scahill

Ronny Edry

Aaron Swartz

Howard Zinn

Cevin Soling

Laura Poitras

Ed Snowden

Martin Luther King

Ava DuVernay

Naomi Klein – climate march here

Bill McKibben

Michael Hardt

zapatista

suffocating from the day

suicide

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Too many asking protests not be disruptive. That’s the entire point! We’re here to interrupt the status quo, not plan around your brunch.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Awkward_Duck/status/540546690332516353

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Protest is as much about the visibility of the unseen and the voices of the unheard as it is about the disruption of normalcy. #Ferguson

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/540743490456788992

Deray McKesson

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howard zinn quote 2

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nov 2014 by Molly Crabapple

How Ferguson showed us the truth about police

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dec 2014 tweet: People are protesting in every single state in America. This is monumental.

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dec 2014

Is Ferguson like Mockingjay?

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See, the space of/in protest has allowed people access to gifts that have laid dormant for so long. Protest has awakened so much. #Ferguson

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/543581452143980544

Deray McKesson

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Protest for #BlackLivesMatter in Syria. Yes, war-torn Syria. #MillionsMarchNYC #ICantBreathe #Ferguson #Justice4All pic.twitter.com/PUDJSu9qqa

Media preview
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millions march nyc – time lapse – dec 13 2013:
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Protesters holding up signs of Eric Gardner’s eyes is haunting. #MillionsMarchNYC #BlackLivesMatter http://t.co/86dqTI4T9aOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/hragv/status/543849571227811840
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We don’t need to keep auditioning for parts we’ve been cast for. Go love everybody.

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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-michael-frantis-powerful-song-for-peace-between-police-and-communities-20141217

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After watching the moving performance of “Be Free” on Letterman, I decided to cover it my own way.

I always tell people, I write almost everyday, but most of it never sees the light of day(the irony).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVjmB7f4yZs

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sulibreaks/status/545291128598433792

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http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-nypds-work-stoppage-is-surreal-20141231?page=2

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With as many injustices as there are in the world, to make others feel guilty for not rallying behind your cause is naive and a bit selfish.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/shareski/status/545366497955024896

this message is fractal-ly fitting for compulsory school.. no? and for… so many things in life that we protest about – loudly, silently, .. in multiple ways.
perhaps we come together.. over a problem deep enough to matter to all of us. one that we actually have a new means to solve/practice/model.. turning protest into daily/hourly conversation/communication…
there’s got to be a better way..
but today’s a different day..
you and me could make that change..
we better start today..   – Michael Franti
and everydayChancelor and Arthur

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go love everybody

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jan 2015:

I worry about how conversations re: money have changed people since August.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/552358603

And I worry immensely about the “I’ve been doing this for 20 years” crowd that enters the space and attempts to control. I don’t like it.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/552363080064446464

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jan 2015 – pointless jobs – 200 tube posters (David Graeber):

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/david-graeber-pointless-jobs-tube-poster-interview-912

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jan 2015:

france – world leaders who suppress freedom of speech rally for freedom of speech

https://revolution-news.com/france-world-leaders-who-suppress-freedom-of-speech-rally-for-freedom-of-speech/

Daniel Wickham

http://mic.com/articles/108166/one-student-s-epic-tweets-call-out-the-biggest-hypocrites-marching-for-free-speech-in-paris

“What do you hope to accomplish with this protest,” I asked a 13-year-old girl marching in Staten Island, N.Y., last August, protesting the police killing of Eric Garner. “To live until I’m 18,” the young teen, named Aniya, replied.
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climbers and kayak ers vs shell:
via democracy now
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aug 2015 – Ferguson on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death – whites openly carrying rifles and peaceful blacks being arrested (Deray)

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/08/watch-british-reporter-in-ferguson-finds-whites-openly-carrying-rifles-and-peaceful-blacks-being-arrested/

the next year focus on solutions.. the protest will end when injustice ends..

another way.. rev in reverse.

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on art and silence:
My notion of how to proceed in a society to bring change is not to protest the thing that is evil, but rather to let it die its own death. And I think we can state that the power structure is dying because it cannot make any inspiring statements about what it is doing. I think that protests about these things, contrary to what has been said, will give it the kind of life that a fire is given when you fan it, and that it would be best to ignore it, put your attention elsewhere, take actions of another kind of positive nature, rather than to continue to give life to the negative by negating it.
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nov 2015

The People’s Climate March in Paris was cancelled. They found a breathtaking way to be heard. #peoplesclimate https://t.co/kf6YNO7kOj

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GetUp/status/670925424277385216

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nov 2015 – climate change photos

http://billmoyers.com/2015/11/30/check-out-these-amazing-photos-from-the-worlds-biggest-day-of-climate-action-ever/

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jan 2016 – the age of dissent.. 2015 and growing..

https://theconversation.com/hard-evidence-this-is-the-age-of-dissent-and-theres-much-more-to-come-52871

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paris – called nuit debout or – night on our feet

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/new-paris-protest-has-no-plans-and-no-leaders-but-still-1000-protesters-turn-up-every-night-to-call-a6975686.html

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shared by Albert on fb

http://letstalkmovementbuilding.org/solutions-emerging-from-the-movement-for-black-lives/

I quote Alicia Garza of #Black Lives Matter who wrote, “When Black people in this country get free, the benefits will be wide reaching and transformative for society as a whole.” And, “When we are able to end hyper-criminalization and sexualization of Black people and end the poverty, control, and surveillance of Black people, every single person in this world has a better shot at getting and staying free.”

none of us are free if one of us is chained..

deep/simple/open enough..

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standing rock – #nodapl

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nov 12 2016

View from above – #antitrumprally in Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd.pic.twitter.com/DYxMnzYji0

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preempting dissent (doc)

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Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:31 AM – 20 Dec 2016 :

Read @Atrios on centrists who have long scorned protest movements, now draping themselves in “#Resistance” costumes https://t.co/a0ED66tJfx https://t.co/CTCXgb5ZfE (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/811187337413754880?s=17)

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#nodapl

#muslimban

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twitter and tear gas – zeynep

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David Graeber (@davidgraeber) tweeted at 4:53 AM – 13 Jul 2018 :
here’s a BBC discussion on the effectiveness of protest (disclaimer, I’m a talking head. Or invisible talking head since it’s radio. Also @LAKauffman @Fisher_DanaR) https://t.co/CLHqVkhvsG (http://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/1017723601594781696?s=17)

David on protest

2 min – protest always part of a much larger political mobilization and those mobilizations have been knows to change the course of history

11 min – i measure the success of occupy wall street when i look at polls of young americans.. which show now a majority of americans between 18 and 30 now consider themselves anti capitalist.. i don’t think anyone was ever able to pull that off before.. and they weren’t getting that from the american media.. they had to be getting it from us.. but it also shows that the effects of movements are long term.. we have this sort of instant gratification culture.. so we expect.. if don’t go out in street and next day see something legislative changed.. then you’ve failed.. well of course not..  it takes time

17 min – i think there’s diff types (of protests) that are used on diff occasions that have diff kinds of effects.. ie: direct action mass mobilization .. in american history.. we’ve seen 3 moments in recents years.. before occupy.. occupy’s the fourth.. where you had people doing direct democracy/action.. rather than protesting rather than.. demand to be served sit in at lunch counter..  people say direct action.. rather than protesting to build a well if there’s no water.. you just build it no matter what the law says and let them stop you.. direct action tends to be combined w direct democracy.. ignore govt.. as if doesn’t exist.. org own affairs..  that tends to be very effective.. but.. if you look at the moments where that’s happened.. you have the civil rights movement .. they achieved their goals fairly quickly.. but anti nuclear movement actually achieved their goals fairly quickly too.. so those worked.. but they tend to cause almost panic reactions on the part of the govt.. where they conceive the main points.. but then they try to co opt the movement.. break it down.. and often they start a war.. perhaps it’s a coincidence..  but if you look at what happens.. nam war starts up big right after civil rights movement.. after anti nuclear all this wars in latin america.. and then you get protest movements.. and those tend to be org’d very top down..

21 min – makes an enormous diff (the way protests are org’d ie: top down or..)..  powers that be can deal w groups w leaders.. they can co opt the leaders.. they know how to do that.. there’s a play book..t..  they’ll make certain token concessions and then can say successful at certain degree.. but the threat of popular democracy is very much cut off.. on the other hand.. if you take the more direct action/democracy route and say.. we’re not going to make demands of govt.. we’re just going to try to run our own lives.. t..

rev in reverse

and say the hell w them.. i mean probably the most effective movement in this regard would be.. argentina around 2001.. econ crisis and rather than petitioning the govt to stand up to the imf.. they said fine.. forget it.. we’re just going to have popular assemblies..  occupy factories.. w’ere going to just completely ignore the govt..  it got to the point where politicians couldn’t even go to restaurants because people would throw food at them

that’s not ignoring them..?

they’d have to wear disguises.. and at that point .. the fact that they were just completely de legitimized.. made the govt do some very radical things.. t..   in fact.. they said no to the imf.. which no one had ever done .. ultimately led to imf being kicked out of latin america which it has been ever since..  if they’d demanded that.. they never would have gotten it..

22 min – it’s only when you show there’s an alt.. when you don’t take them seriously.. you don’t recognized their authority.. then they get scared and they start making real concessions.. t

as it could be..

2 convos.. as infra

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way

 

32 min – a sign we’re not in democracy.. people do have to take militant means to change anything.. occupy is a great ie .. one of most non violent movements in american history.. but one of things we learned very quickly is the amount of violence isn’t up to us.. a lot of it depends on the police.. we always forget that.. the other side are the people w weapons and a lot of how violent things get really depends on them

33 min – most people don’t know for ie..everyone talks about broken windows.. in ny the only broken window during occupy movement was broken by the police using an occupiers head.. this didn’t make it into the media.. nobody cared.. so violence isn’t necessarily a choice that’s made by the protester.. the question is.. if they attack you are you going to defend yourself

34 min – nam is another good ie.. it was largely resistance w/in the military that ended the war.. i think there’s a lot of good ie’s of that that people are just too polite to talk about

40 min – there’s an international system.. not just happening in one country.. effecting all of us

43 min – china air service so efficient.. 64 000 unauthorized riots.. they rise up almost any time a large number of people are angry about something.. so in a way.. chinese govt afraid of people

47 min – i think things that are happening is a lot higher than we think.. people have the impression – if not tapped into right networks.. feel nothing is going on..

50 min – incredibly important to change the narrative.. trump himself is a protest president.. the question is to point them at what they should be angry at..

panel interview above was happening on this day

London’s emphatic response to Donald Trump.
All culminating in a rally in Trafalgar Square tonight expected to draw tens of thousands of people
Perhaps some of the biggest protests since those against the Iraq war in 2003 https://t.co/3oBLOJ5cKs
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JamesAALongman/status/1017788310310281216

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