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Monthly Archives: November 2011
If this is not a money shot, I do not know what is. I happened by the OccupyGR homebase to see if anyone needed a shift-change; lo & behold there is today’s bread & butter!
- Updated:: vreedwrites’ Flickr Photostream OccupyGR Buy Nothing Day (giypsy.wordpress.com)
Spencer Mills, aka OakFoSho covers the Oakland California Occupy, with good humor and gentle grace. He always has a kind or encouraging word for those occupiers he runs into each night he is streaming coverage.
Punkboyinsf hails from San Francisco; his coverage of OccupySF is what drew me to streaming coverage of the Occupy movement at large. I crammed a months worth of education into about a week watching him move through San Francisco.
These two, along with Tim Pool are the vanguard of streaming media coverage on two coasts for the Occupy movement. Please support their work, when the time comes, they will support their fellow independent journalists in turn. Thank you for your support of independent media.
Vreed Writes The human readable address for their WePay account is:
https://www.wepay.com/donate/27485 the account holder’s name is Spencer Mills, aka OakFoSho.
For those of you who pray; join me in asking for health and safety for these two video journalists.
Via Scoop.it – OccupyGR
OccupyGR Buy Nothing Day event and a special shout-out to Occupy Wall Street knitters and crocheters. The day before our GA finalized plans for Buy Nothing day, including a knit/crochet circle, I saw the OWS knitters & crocheters on a streaming vid. So HELLO OWS KNITTERS & CROCHETERS from Grand Rapids Michigan. [phut, phut, is this thing on? Do you think they heard us?]
From Frugal Dad
Source: Frugal dad
About Jason (Frugal Dad)
Jason founded FrugalDad.com in 2007, back when being frugal was still unpopular.
- Conglomer-ATE: The Consolidation of American Food (Infographic) (frugaldad.com)
- Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice (Infographic) (frugaldad.com)
This sign can be seen on the window of a mom & pop on Monroe Center. The owners are very friendly and were the local grocery for the disabled former residents of Morton House apartments around the corner. To be sure their business was affected by the closure of Morton House. Show them some local Grand Rapids love by stopping in from time to time.
Thanks to them for their kindness to their patrons.
Black Friday Updates
OccupyGR has developed a counter-strategy for Black Friday and overspending in general. They run a Really, Really Free Market every Saturday in their public protest location Monument Park at Fulton & Division in Grand Rapids MI.
In addition to the Really, Really, Free Market, OccupyGR is joining forces with The Bloom Collective on Black Friday to host two locations for Buy Nothing Day free markets. The Bloom is also showing the film “What Would Jesus Buy?” at 2:30 pm, OccupyGR encourages you to visit and see the film then visit OccupyGr at Monument Park. [The Bloom Collective event on FB]
OccupyGR has posted an event page for Buy Nothing Day on Facebook as well [Buy Nothing Day on FB]
- Friday, November 25, 2011
- Time: 12:00pm until 6:00pm
WhereMonument Park (Division and Fulton)
DescriptionIt’s not what you buy, it’s what you refuse buy.
Occupy Grand Rapids is hosting BUY Nothing Day on the Corner of Fulton and Division
We hope these two events bring a smile to your mug and put cheer in your heart.
Happy New Year . . . from vreedwrites and our friends!
- Message from an occupier | Facebook (giypsy.wordpress.com)
Join the live stream of either Tim Pool or Henry, twitter IDs in the title, respectively. They are doing yeoman’s work today for #OWS
- Live Blog: Occupy Wall Street’s Massive Day of Action (alternet.org)
- Watch Live: After Judge’s Order, Protesters Re-Occupy Wall Street (newsfeed.time.com)
Via Scoop.it – OccupyGR
Members of Occupy Grand Rapids are gearing up to protest Wednesday’s Grand Rapids appearance by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the Kent County GOP’s annual dinner. “It is important to hold people accountable for what they do,” said Matthew Judge, 26, a member of Occupy Grand Rapids. He said that he was speaking for himself but not necessarily the protest group.