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motherjones:

Via 350.org:

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the city, New Yorkers gathered in Times Square to send our politicians and the media a message:
End the climate silence. Connect the dots between extreme weather and climate change.


right?!  This is the second time in 14 months MTA has shut down due to a hurricane.  Last Halloween, we dealt with snow!  Extreme weather is the new norm.

motherjones:

Via 350.org:

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the city, New Yorkers gathered in Times Square to send our politicians and the media a message:

End the climate silence. Connect the dots between extreme weather and climate change.

right?!  This is the second time in 14 months MTA has shut down due to a hurricane.  Last Halloween, we dealt with snow!  Extreme weather is the new norm.

Filed under climate change hurricane sandy protest sandy new york weather extreme weather

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Occupy All Streets: Bloomberg Says He Will Fight for Fingerprinting Rule

occupyallstreets:

A day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed to end New York City’s policy of requiring food stamp applicants to be electronically fingerprinted, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg defended the policy and said he would try to convince the governor to keep it in place.

He said he would try to persuade Mr….

(via anarcho-queer)

Filed under bloomberg politics fingerprinting cuomo new york nyc food stamps social services poverty

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It was a bit disquieting to visit Zucotti Park tonight (12/01/11) and witness how OWS had been all but erased, with barely a trace that it had ever been there.  Aside from small massed huddles of people maybe totaling 35 that, in other contexts, might be seen as fanatical groups advocating for this or that cause, you wouldn’t know that the park recently hosted thousands of frustrated protesters.
Instead, the park now glimmers and gleams with thousands of little lights ostensibly capturing the spirit of the season.  For me, there is something enchanting about lights in trees.  However, since these particular lights have replaced what was there from 09/17/11-11/15/11, and represent the conspicuous consumption that is generally antithetical to the tenor of OWS, it was difficult to enjoy them.

It was a bit disquieting to visit Zucotti Park tonight (12/01/11) and witness how OWS had been all but erased, with barely a trace that it had ever been there.  Aside from small massed huddles of people maybe totaling 35 that, in other contexts, might be seen as fanatical groups advocating for this or that cause, you wouldn’t know that the park recently hosted thousands of frustrated protesters.

Instead, the park now glimmers and gleams with thousands of little lights ostensibly capturing the spirit of the season.  For me, there is something enchanting about lights in trees.  However, since these particular lights have replaced what was there from 09/17/11-11/15/11, and represent the conspicuous consumption that is generally antithetical to the tenor of OWS, it was difficult to enjoy them.

Filed under new york occupy wall street ows photography protest zucotti park my photography

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countessdiaries:

I took this photo in NYC last year. To me it says, one of us chooses to sit here, while the other has nowhere else to go. One is black, the other is white. One wears Chanel, while the wears rags. They share the same country, the same street, the same gender, and nothing else. #therebutforthegraceofgodgowe
Copyright @Conteska Photography

Striking.  I see this every day, but still, striking.

countessdiaries:

I took this photo in NYC last year. To me it says, one of us chooses to sit here, while the other has nowhere else to go. One is black, the other is white. One wears Chanel, while the wears rags. They share the same country, the same street, the same gender, and nothing else. #therebutforthegraceofgodgowe

Copyright @Conteska Photography

Striking.  I see this every day, but still, striking.

Filed under photography nyc new york city new york homelessness consumerism materialism