Saturday, December 31, 2011

Filming a Revolution - Reviewing the Occupation 2011 - Just Another Day in Paradise

End of the year of 2011. 

According to those who make much of the Mayan calendar's end of cycle (5125 years), the last cycle saw the revolution that brought forth  the "great civilizations" from the Mayans to the Egyptians, Chinese to Persian.

End of the world or just a change in the paradigm that brings a new surge in the thought, philosophy and technology?

As it is said to have happened before, a new worldwide revolution begins as the current paradigm is shown for the false creation that it is, laid bare to be seen in all its ugliness of greed and fear; ignorance and destruction.  The class war that has raged for centuries is being fought openly and with new vigor.

2011 is prophesized to begin the final push towards the rapid conclusion of the cycle.

Are we seeing the actual "ending"?  

I truly believe it is not the physical ravaging and destruction of the planet but a shift in all its awesome power. A shift to a new paradigm and we are either a part of it or we can try and sleep through it.

I don’t know if the Mayans actually came up with an understanding or if it is a universally understood collective memory and need that comes through in multiple cultures at the same time – the Mayans are not the only civilization to have this prophesy (The Hopis, the Celts, the Chinese all have similar ideas)

Sides were drawn a long time ago – Those who oppress us and those who are oppressed….  The silent and the screaming.  The POWER must SHIFT just like it is said has happened before.

A NEW REVOLUTION - A year  that is marked as the beginning of change throughout the world.
From a street vendor in Tunisia to Madison, WI, stance against the governor who betrayed the workers of the state; From a Spring in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to the streets of New York City; from the streets in Yemen to Liberty Park in Denver; From the capitol of Bahrain to the capitol  of Israel; From London to Oakland, Athens to Atlanta, Rome to Portland.

The people are taking their voice back.

Ain’t no power like the power of the people ;’cuz the Power of the people won’t stop

In the BEGINNING.............
We had Greece responding to austerity and London responding to austerity but then we have the explosion that sets the fire burning all over the world....

 Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya as the Arab Springs.....

And in Israel.....

All summer the rage continues through Europe and moving to the US Day of Rage September 17th - New York City and throughout the world..

OCCUPY WALL STREET is joined in solidarity by people all over the world...

A spark was lit in all of the oppressed to stand in Solidarity

And we keep growing...we continue to occupy but the 1% doesn't like it.....

Brutality is the last resort for those who know they are afraid and losing...............

October 25 - Oakland
And we have our heroes too -Scott Olsen

Sargent Shamar Thomas

In some cities, the LONG history of Police Brutality becomes part of the protest......
Compilation of brutal assaults on Occupy Wall Street 

October 14 - Denver is Raided #1

October 29 - Occupy Denver - raided again

October 31 - Occupy Denver attacked again

November 12, 2011 - Occupy Denver attacked again

December 19, 2011 -  Occupy Denver (Boss White's First Blood) attacked again

But the people will not be silenced...


Occupy Wall Street
Occupy The Planet
Occupy Together


Friday, December 23, 2011

Denver Snowed In - Or just snowed? Just Another day in Paradise

On Wednesday night, December 21, 2011, we began a Denver every-5-years, Holiday snow storm. This year we have 14" that fell in 24 hours through Thursday.

And every year, the media comes out with the litany of excuses from city officials as to why they won't deal with the snow.
This year is that "they can't afford it" since Denver alone costs $300,000 to remove snow from streets beyond the major thoroughfares.

BUT, Boss White, the new face and hired gun for the Denver Police Department, can afford to spend tax dollars on the overtime, the equipment and massive numbers of over-charged "DPD" security force, dressed in their shiny black riot gear - serving only the few, the corporate, the moneyed wealth - to attack the encampment of 40 to 50 activists and some of Denver's "throw aways", the homeless,  in the 22 degree cold at Civic Center Park, Tuesday night.   While the new Boss - same as the old Boss - stood in the background surveying his creation of mayhem, his "officers" (and I use the term loosely) fell upon those huddling and sleeping occupiers.

I guess the mighty and fully armed force, numbering about 6 to one,  with big Boss White, leading from behind, were afraid the tiny homeless, schizophrenic woman, standing in the snow was of extreme threat to their padded and belted, testosteroned and steroided, manhood as they pushed her violently to the ground; or were afraid the guys sleeping, huddled in the small shelter were of grave threat to national security as they ripped the top from the shelter, attacking and forcing them out into the snow with a threat of pepper balls and glaring light; or were afraid the subversive materials of the occupation - like the Toys for Tots collected to give poor Denver children, without which there is no Christmas gift  - were of grave threat to the survival of the American way of must be destroyed by backhoes and bulldozers.

The city claims it would cost $300,000 to remove snow from your street and all the streets of Denver.  They claim they can't possibly afford to bring in the crews and pay them a living wage to scrape the snow out of the streets in order for citizens to get out of our homes BUT, Boss Mayor Michael Hancock, the face of Denver's elite, can afford ( spending nearly $800,000 to date on attacking protest in Denver while blaming it on the protestors...)  to prevent the people's voice by attacking protestors who have done nothing but claim there is no time limit or curfew on FREEDOM!