Author speaks to Occupiers

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 12:34 am | Updated: 1:08 am, Mon Jan 23, 2012.

Julia Glum, Alligator Writer | 2 comments

A 10-foot-tall cardboard skyscraper puppet plastered with corporation logos pumped its huge arms over a chanting crowd at the Alachua County Courthouse on Friday.

The puppet, carried by four members of Occupy Gainesville, symbolized what the protesters wanted to change.

Rockupy - Occupy Gainesville Benefit Show Jan. 28, 2012 @8:30pm

Rockupy - Occupy Gainesville Benefit Show

Rockupy Benefit Show Jan. 28, 2012 @8:30pm
Where: 1982 Bar 919 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Occupy Gainesville Benefit Show featuring:
THE BENDS (members of Aleutian Low and Yo! Banana Boy!)
BIG BOAT
http://www.reverbnation.com/bigboat2
TIGHTEN UP (Fugazi inspired dad-core)
Party Drag
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Party-Drag/132872213465081?v=info

Doors @ 8:30pm
$5/$7

All Ages / Free Video Games
visit http://www.1982bar.com/

SERCO AFFINITY GROUP GA

SERCO AFFINITY GROUP MEETS TONITE (SAT) @7 AT SPIKE/ERIN'S. EVERYONE WELCOME! PLEASE CALL 514-0216 FOR DIRECTIONS.JOHN IS BRINGING FOOD COOKED BY BUCK. SEE YOU THERE!

Cornel West delivers rousing speech in Gainesville on U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning limits on political spending by corporations

Gainesville Sun write up 1-20-12 -k Quote Dr. Cornel West: "The Occupy movement is "just fellow citizens who are sick and tired of having their voices pushed to the margins and sick and tired of too many poor and working people's precious lives being crushed, suffocated," he said. "And it doesn't have to be that way."

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120120/ARTICLES/120129965?p=1&tc=pg

General Assembly Minutes 2012-01-18

The cast of the street theatre skit met this evening in front of city hall for our rehearsal GA. We ran through the skit three times: first, to go over and refine stage directions; then two more times for practice and ironing out the details. We will meet tomorrow at 6:00 PM in Northeast Park, 400 NE 16th Ave. for a few more run-throughs to finalize things and to get used to acting with our corporate puppet. NOTE: there will also be a Direct Action GA to go over the plans and logistics for the other events on 20 January, in the plaza at 6:30.

Why Is Our Website So Dark?


Occupy Gainesville site has gone dark in protest of bills currently being considered in the US House and Senate. Called SOPA and PIPA,
these bills threaten to destroy the Internet as we know it.

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The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA / H.R.3261) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA / S.968) are a foothold for state and corporate censorship and a death knell for the free internet, complete with provisions for the Great Firewall of America and draconian measures to punish even the most trivial infringement on corporate copyright. Below is a short video from Fight for the Future explaining what this legislation would do.

DO SOMETHING!

Go to http://americancensorship.org/

 


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