Tag: occupy Wall Street
From Huffington Post, By DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The sound of insistent drumming bounces off the sides of nearby office towers announcing the location of the Occupy Wall Street home base long before its inhabitants are otherwise seen or heard.
Turn a corner in Zuccotti Park and you're likely to run into a drum circle or find someone strumming a guitar. Maybe it's an amateur trying to keep spirits up, or it could be the real deal – recording artists such as David Crosby and Graham Nash.
NOV 15, 2011 - Rocawear, a "lifestyle brand" launched by rapper Jay Z has pulled from sales a t-shirt that had Occupy Wall Street on it, with the W being crossed out, and a S added at the end to make it say, "Occupy All Streets", after reports he was not donating any proceeds to occupy activists at Wall Street or any other city. Backstage at his Watch The Throne concert last week, he was photographed along with Russell Simmons with the shirt on and it got out to the Internet. Social Media and the Internet exploded with anger and outcry from millions of people, and within 24 hours it was pulled.
An Occupy Wall Street leader who goes by the pseudonym Grim told TMZ, "To attempt to profit off the first important social moment of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet." However, today the t-shirt has reappeared on the Rocawear website, and appears back on sale for 22 bucks, still with no proceeds to any occupy activists or any other cause.
Photo Credit: Marcus Santos - NY Daily News
NOV 5, 2011 - David Crosby, a musical activist for over 50 years, briefly visited Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park yesterday. Perhaps like the song of his longtime bandmate Stephen Stills he was thinking, "Stop, Hey, what's that sound? Everybody look what's going down!", and he wanted to see what was going down at Zuccotti Park with his own eyes. It looked like a show of support, and the word on the street says he hovered around the edge of the park near the drummers before venturing in and talking several of the peaceful Occupy activists. Check out some more pictures here, and watch him below playing with his bandmates Stills and Nash performing the Buffalo Springfield classic, "For What It's Worth".
OCT 28, 2011 - JTMP was at Occupy DC recently, and we got to catch a great activist musician known as David Rovics performing in Freedom Plaza. David is currently touring many Occupy cities and performing, and is a very active participant in the Occupy movement and music activism. Here is his song, "When the Dictator Ran Away" below in HD: