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Occupy Wall Street Drummers Trying to Find Their Place

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OCT 26, 2011 - Drumming was there at the inception of Occupy Wall Street, and has played a major role in the movement providing energy and passion. No doubt they will continue to play a big role in the Occupy movement, but currently they are in a struggle to find a way to secure their drumming rights at Zuccotti Park. Recently, the residents living near the park held community board meetings, and then asked Occupy activists to please curtail the drumming noise. The Occupy community was happy to oblige, and many GAs were held about the issue, and at one GA it was decided to restrict drumming to 2 hours per day during daylight hours. 

However some drummers who have formed a group called "Pulse" felt they were being under-represented and have lobbied to make it 4 hours per day. The fragile compromise faces a tough test tonight at another community board meeting, where there might be more disruptions over the volatile issue. Mostly though they are currently at work talking things out and solving the problem, and at an Occupy website it says:


"In the spirit of consensus and community, mediation is still in process. The working group Pulse has been formed by the drummers and is working to bring forward proposals to the General Assembly of Liberty Square. This issue has been talked about in the park, at the General Assembly, on forums, and emails for weeks. This is an example of how we as a community share space and how we mobilize together to build consensus between all members of a conversation. Drumming has a loud voice in Liberty Square. Pulse is an important piece of our movement - they are integral to marches, morale, and the general mood of energy we have created. But many within Liberty Square feel as though their voice is being drowned out by the drumming, that it has become difficult to have the conversations that they think are important. We have created a small, vibrant and diverse community within the Square - it is natural that some issues would and will arise, but we hope to work together and continue to effect positive change in this place and in this world."

Read more here at OccupyWallST.org


Yoko Ono Says John Lennon “Sending His Smile” to Occupy Wall Street

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Yoko Ono has come out in support of Occupy Wall Street, and during her daily Q&A sessions with John's fans she has Tweeted: "John is sending his smile to Occupy Wall Street". "I am sending my love to Occupy Wall Street", "You are letting the world know that American activists are doing this. That gives them inspiration and encouragement".

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand Visit Occupy Wall Street

Katy Perry and her husband Russell Brand dressed incognito visited Occupy Wall Street along with Russell Simmons. Driving by on bikes, they stopped at Zuccotti Park and Katy Tweeted about her visit while she was there. They posed for a Tweet pic:

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Sean Lennon Sings in Zuccotti Park With Josh Fox in Show of Support of Occupy and Against Fracking

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OCT 24, 2011 - Sean Lennon, along with Gasland director Josh Fox, sang "Material Girl" in Zuccotti Park in a show of solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and movement, and they also spoke out against "fracking" which has severely impacted New York.

To view the video please click on icon or this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZeYhTE3TAg

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Rapper Immortal Technique: Occupy Wall Street Not About Obama

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OCT 22, 2011 - Rapper Immortal Technique spoke his mind in a WeAreChange video hitting on politics, war, immigration, race and more from Occupy Wall Street. He said, "This is one of the best expressions of democracy that people have seen in America for the past few decades. Unlike the Tea Party, this is organic; it's not corporate-funded, it's not funded by the Koch brothers. This isn't a re-election campaign for Obama. We're willing to put his second term on the altar of democracy and sacrifice it if we need to." He said everyone should do that to send a message that the movement demands real change, not superficial. Check out the interview below.

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