February132012
November132011
 Love blooms in Zuccotti  Park: Protesting  Occupy Wall Street lovebirds tie the knot  - NY Daily News
Two lovebirds who met protesting Wall Street in Zuccotti Park tied the  knot Sunday morning at a humble ceremony in a small corner of the  ongoing demonstration.
In front of about a dozen friends and onlookers, Emery Abdel-Latif, 24,  and Micha Balon, 19, held a traditional Muslim wedding on Trinity Place  and Liberty Street, perched on a small bench next to the park’s famous  sculpture of a seated man with a briefcase.
“We have to be able to understand truly how unique this relationship  is,” said Khalid Latif, the chaplain at New York University who married  the eager duo.
“You have been given a deep blessing today,” he said.
The two activists met in September when they were trying to find a  space in the crowded park to pray. They immediately hit it off.
A month later, they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together - without delay.
“We met here and it’s cheap. We don’t have to pay anything,” said the  giddy bride, dressed in a white skirt and blouse with a small cloak.
“I’m really glad God has granted me someone who cares about people in this world other than himself.”
Balon, a Hunter College student from Staten Island studying human  rights and Middle East studies, said marrying in Zuccotti Park’s “sacred  space” ensured their life together was starting on the right note.
“This is a good way not to make the marriage about ourselves,” she  said. “We are fighting for equality here. This is a great way to start  off our marriage.”
Abdel-Latif, a prospective law student from West Chester County, Pa., said Balon changed his life.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/love-blooms-zuccotti-park-protesting-occupy-wall-street-lovebirds-tie-knot-article-1.976954#ixzz1ddeFQHqt

Love blooms in Zuccotti Park: Protesting  Occupy Wall Street lovebirds tie the knot  - NY Daily News

Two lovebirds who met protesting Wall Street in Zuccotti Park tied the knot Sunday morning at a humble ceremony in a small corner of the ongoing demonstration.

In front of about a dozen friends and onlookers, Emery Abdel-Latif, 24, and Micha Balon, 19, held a traditional Muslim wedding on Trinity Place and Liberty Street, perched on a small bench next to the park’s famous sculpture of a seated man with a briefcase.

“We have to be able to understand truly how unique this relationship is,” said Khalid Latif, the chaplain at New York University who married the eager duo.

“You have been given a deep blessing today,” he said.

The two activists met in September when they were trying to find a space in the crowded park to pray. They immediately hit it off.

A month later, they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together - without delay.

“We met here and it’s cheap. We don’t have to pay anything,” said the giddy bride, dressed in a white skirt and blouse with a small cloak.

“I’m really glad God has granted me someone who cares about people in this world other than himself.”

Balon, a Hunter College student from Staten Island studying human rights and Middle East studies, said marrying in Zuccotti Park’s “sacred space” ensured their life together was starting on the right note.

“This is a good way not to make the marriage about ourselves,” she said. “We are fighting for equality here. This is a great way to start off our marriage.”

Abdel-Latif, a prospective law student from West Chester County, Pa., said Balon changed his life.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/love-blooms-zuccotti-park-protesting-occupy-wall-street-lovebirds-tie-knot-article-1.976954#ixzz1ddeFQHqt
October262011

Video: Keith Olbermann on Islamophobic Smears of Occupy Wall Street (CAIR)

Keith Olbermann discusses attempts by right-wing Islamophobes to smear the Occupy Wall Street movement as being controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

October192011
October62011
“Tea partiers didn’t block traffic, sleep on sidewalks, wear ski masks, fight with the police or urinate in public. They read the Constitution, made serious policy arguments, and petitioned the government against Obama’s unconstitutional big government policies, especially the stimulus bill and Obamacare.
Then they picked up their own trash and quietly went home. Apparently, a lot of them had to be at work in the morning.” Ann Coulter bashing Occupy Wall Street Protesters in her article "This Is What a Mob Looks Like"
October52011
“If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that’s something, but the people in power can live with that. What they can’t live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, organisations that keep doing things, people that keep learning lessons from the last time and doing it better the next time.” Noam Chomsky (via thought-emancipation)

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October22011
carefreewhitegirl:

It is the jovial unpredictability and paradoxically intoxicating frenzy of New York City that draws the Carefree White Girl in. She sees the schizophrenic physical manifestations of “cool” found in New York as a reflection of how she moves through space. So, when she heard murmurings of a Radiohead show at some protest called “Occupy Wall Street,” she left behind her Bedford Avenue homestead and headed toward an unfamiliar region where all this stuff happens that has never seemed to really affect her. She goes to experience the whimsy and chaos of New York with a legendary backdrop. She wants to be able to say “I was there, I was a part of that day when we took over the streets and Radiohead performed.” As she looks around at the amalgam of people: the messy angered youth and the nostalgic weathered baby-boomers she feels an indescribable and stupefying energy.  
Creep.

carefreewhitegirl:

It is the jovial unpredictability and paradoxically intoxicating frenzy of New York City that draws the Carefree White Girl in. She sees the schizophrenic physical manifestations of “cool” found in New York as a reflection of how she moves through space. So, when she heard murmurings of a Radiohead show at some protest called “Occupy Wall Street,” she left behind her Bedford Avenue homestead and headed toward an unfamiliar region where all this stuff happens that has never seemed to really affect her. She goes to experience the whimsy and chaos of New York with a legendary backdrop. She wants to be able to say “I was there, I was a part of that day when we took over the streets and Radiohead performed.” As she looks around at the amalgam of people: the messy angered youth and the nostalgic weathered baby-boomers she feels an indescribable and stupefying energy.  

Creep.

(Source: carefreewhitegirl, via genericlatino)

September262011

stfuconservatives:

Clearly a threat, now we can walk the streets with confidence now that the raging grannies have been taken in.

-Joe

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