Sep 052012

By Michael Dean Benton

September 17 will mark the first anniversary of the Occupy Movement, the first day of the Occupy Wall Street takeover of Zucotti Park in order to protest social and economic inequality, the abuses of the financial sector that led to the 2008 Global Economic Crisis, the undue influence of corporate money in the US government, and the way these problems undermine democracy.

Although the Occupy Movement looks to Occupy Wall Street as its first day of action, the movement was inspired from resistance movements around the world that were challenging similar injustices by their economic and political elites. These included the Arab Spring in Egypt, the encampments of the Spanish Indignants, and the 2011 Wisconsin protests. Canadian activists working with the magazine Adbusters led the original call to gather at Wall Street during the summer of 2011, circulating a communiqué featuring a graceful ballerina balanced on the head of the iconic Wall Street bull and calling on protesters to gather and occupy Wall Street on 9/17. Continue reading »

Apr 272012

Tuesday gathering of parents’ friends to be held at Kenwick Park in support of CROCKers, workers of the world

May Day Kid and family. Photo by Matt Garbett.

NoC News

Parental sources say that Josie Rose, the May Day Kid, has moved her One-Year-Old birthday bash from the family’s backyard to Kenwick Park. The move is in solidarity with the General Strikes taking place that day across the country, and with the Community Radicals of Central Kentucky, who will be holding their first weekly Kenwick Exchange that night from 6:00-8:00 PM.

“With so much public love taking place in the world that day, the family decided that privatizing the May Day Kid’s birthday celebration was not an option. We wanted her to be a part of it all,” read a press release issued early this morning. “Kenwick Park, which has some nice new playground equipment, will be a great place to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Kid’s pushing into the world.” Continue reading »