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Annie Appel: The Occupy Portraits — finished, free, and online

Annie Appel has recorded a vital and rich moment in political and cultural history. Here are the many faces of Occupy. . . . What [Occupy] is can barely be described. It can, however, as Annie Appels photographs vividly demonstrate, be shown.  —From the Introduction by Carne Ross  If you were part of Occupy, you will More

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”

Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she'll keep protesting. Cecily McMillan. (Image:  Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) By Sarah Jaffe  Truthout.org | Interview  13 July 2014 Cecily McMillan would rather not be famous. Not for the dubious honor of receiving the most serious sentence among thousands of More

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There's No Sense in Prison"

Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she'll keep protesting. Cecily McMillan. (Image:  Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) By Sarah Jaffe  Truthout.org | Interview  13 July 2014 Cecily McMillan would rather not be famous. Not for the dubious honor of receiving the most serious sentence among thousands of More

Chris Hedges: The Rules of Revolt

Nonviolence requires—despite what those who advocate violence contend—deep reserves of physical and moral courage. State violence is defeated through the refusal to be afraid, even after violence is used by the state to stamp out protests, and through continuing acts of nonviolent resistance. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  June 9, 2014 A visitor to Hong Kong’s June More

Chris Hedges Introduces ‘The Occupy Portraits’

Editor's Note: Little did these women know when Annie Appel caught them outside a restaurant in Chicago during the NATO protests in May of 2012 that they would have the honor of appearing in a 572-page book of Occupy portraits with an introduction by Chris Hedges.  When photos of violence against Occupy Wall Street protesters began to appear More

Chris Hedges Introduces ‘The Occupy Portraits'

Editor's Note: Little did these women know when Annie Appel caught them outside a restaurant in Chicago during the NATO protests in May of 2012 that they would have the honor of appearing in a 572-page book of Occupy portraits with an introduction by Chris Hedges.  When photos of violence against Occupy Wall Street protesters began to appear More

▶ Heid Erdrich: Pre-Occupied

[youtube=http://youtu.be/FntPbLGH3IY]   Published on Mar 29, 2013 Short poem film by Heid E. Erdrich, Art Direction by R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., Animation by Jonathan Thunder. Sound by Gabe Siert. Additional visual art by Carolyn Lee Anderson, Andrea Carlson, and Angie Erdrich. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times More

Rebecca Solnit: Too Soon to Tell — The Case for Hope

The future is bigger than our imaginations. It’s unimaginable, and then it comes anyway. To meet it we need to keep going, to walk past what we can imagine. We need to be unstoppable.  By Rebecca Solnit  May 19, 2013  TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt's introduction here. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full More

Nathan Schneider — How the Occupy Movement Began: The Full Account

Excerpt from Thank You Anarchy, Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse by Nathan Schneider    Occupy Wall Street banner with Alexander Hamilton By Nathan Schneider  November 1st, 2013  www.truth-out.org  PopularResistance.org   Powered by Translate    Nathan Schneider, the author of “Thank You Anarchy,” was covering the Occupy Movement from its origins.  In his first chapter, More

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