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This past weekend was the #Occupy National Gathering in Sacramento. A crew of about a hundred (50 at any given time) came together for teach-ins, assemblies, comraderie, and to share their struggles. The event was a far cry from the building tide that Ian Mackenzie experienced at Zucotti park back in 2011. He had spoken with Kalle Lasn, whose magazine Adbusters claims credit for igniting the Occupy firestorm, just after the conspiracy to forcebly evict the camps had begun. He was curious, how a movement based on and called by it's primary tactic, would survive after there was no physical space to, you know, Occupy.
Lasn had a surprising, and somewhat brilliant response. It's a mindbomb. A type of meme that will endure through replicative evolution in the sphere of human thought that is the basis of the Earths 3rd renaissance.
Contemplate that. Remix that. Replicate that.
What will the next great mindbomb be?
The resistance is alive and well and fighting for a brighter day for all of the 100%. We often forget that the greatest gifts are those that we don't realize we already have and were born with. You are here for a reason. The very fact of your existence is proof enough. You have a necessary and important gift to offer the world. Now is the time to be courageous. Now is the time to offer your gifts in service to humanity. We are all interdependent. Every one of us reflects the fractal nature of the whole. You do not have to save the world alone. Treat every action as significant, and tap into the a-causal process of change. This is the realm of synchronicity, where the events of your life align according to a mysterious intelligence. This IS the emergence.
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There is a great people's movement afoot in the entire country, yet, most people are completely unaware. The reason: corporate media blackout and corrupted journalism. OccupyWallStreet is a protest occupation that has been going on for 11 days in New York's Liberty Square. Protesters are streaming live as the world is watches, although there has been little mainstream media coverage. Solidarity Occupations have sprung up all over the country, including Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, London, and elsewhere globally.
These protesters are demanding economic justice and the end to corporate pillaging and raping of our people's, earth and democracy. Central to the protests is changing the United States Supreme Court decision of United People v. FEC, the decision that held corporation were “persons” for election law persons; thus, imposing no limits on corporate $ spent on elections.
A Constitutional Amendment is necessary to correct this gross misapplication of law. The occupation and the group Anonymous have also vowed to take action against the State of Georgia and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole for executing Troy Davis last week, after a majority of the witnesses recanted and testified to police intimidation.
BREAKING NEWS: Oakland protesters were funneled into a confined area, entrapped, and then gassed & beaten for failing to disburse within 1 minute.
Special Guest: #OccupyOakland citizen journalist protestor, blogger, and activist Jessica Hollie will be on the show to share eyewitness account of her live coverage on the ground this weekend. The City of Oakland was virtually under seige by the Oakland Police Department in an effort to quash the OWS movement by a strong show of force.
Peter Santilli & Deborah Ericson cover daily news events, discuss their concerns about corruption and criminalty in our matrix; as well take your calls. The Overthrow Show is dedicated to peaceful overthrow of everything destroying our country.
Author and activist Avedon Carol, who blogs at the SIdeshow and Lambert Strether, founder and editor of Correntewire, discuss Occupy DC and other political and policy developments of the week. Edited.
Tonight: Two interviews about thenationwide #OccupyWallStreet movement. Russell Arben Fox, Director of Political Science at Friends University in Wichita, discusses the historical place of the Occupy movement, and San Francisco-based journalist Ann Garrison discusses the demonstrations in the Bay Area, as well as the dilemma of Democratic Party involvement in the movement. 11:00 PM mountain time.
Lifetime community organizer and long-time ACORN leader Nathan Henderson-James describes how external pressure and lack of internal controls brough down the organizing giant - and offers lessons for other advocacy groups looking to expand their influence.
Nathan, online director for the Leadership Center for the Common Good, also offers his analysis of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and where community organizing should be focused in 2012.
The world has been changing, and we'd like to think the CT show was along for the ride, but umm... we weren't. We had to take a long hiatus to look at life, and we're back...
On tonights show we'll discuss the PROTESTS IN EGYPT, the Occupy global movement being evicted, and a ton more.. plus as always, YOUR CALLS.
Tonights show will be guest hosted by "CrappyAirBags".
Dave Waldman aka kagroX steps in for Susie Madrak.
Recovering journalist and class warrior Susie Madrak explores the impact of current events on the daily lives of working class people.
Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations.
Worth tuning in for Culture of Truth on the Most Outrageous Moment from the Sunday morning talk shows. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @bobblespeak.
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