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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)
if we can listen deeper.. to ourselves/others/nature.. we’ll find that most of what we’re spinning our wheels on now.. most of what’s sucking our energies now.. are just us batting the air of that violence (ie: supposed to’s of school/work et al).. things we’ll realize are irrelevant to legit free/alive people
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umbrella hong kong
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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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Naomi Klein – climate march here
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
nov 2014 by Molly Crabapple
How Ferguson showed us the truth about police
dec 2014 tweet: People are protesting in every single state in America. This is monumental.
Is Ferguson like Mockingjay?
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
We don’t need to keep auditioning for parts we’ve been cast for. Go love everybody.
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).
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sulibreaks/status/545291128598433792
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
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
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
jan 2015 – pointless jobs – 200 tube posters (David Graeber):
france – world leaders who suppress freedom of speech rally for freedom of speech
“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.
aug 2015 – Ferguson on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death – whites openly carrying rifles and peaceful blacks being arrested (Deray)
the next year focus on solutions.. the protest will end when injustice ends..
another way.. rev in reverse.