Occupy Wall Street 1st year – Happy birthday

From Sept 15-17th Occupy Wall Street gathered in lower Manhattan to commemorate one full year of actions. The three days where broken up into a day of education, a day of celebration, and a day of liberation. Occupy Wall Street participants used the anniversary to show that they are still active, organizing actions everyday all across the city. Those in attendance made clear that their movement is far from over.

Thanks brandon jourdan for the video

The Problem is Civil Obedience

Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience.
This performance was part of “The People Speak, Live!” with Matt Damon and Lupe Fiasco at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, produced by Voices of a People’s History (peopleshistory.us) in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival.

Thanks Voices of a People’s History for the video