Tag Archives: The Uprising

The futility of Suppression: Why attempts to quell the revolution simply hasten its eruption.

Reports out of Wall Street indicate that many people are convinced that cell phone communication during today’s shut down of the stock market were blocked.

The police, once believed to be there to “serve and protect” are discovered to be tools of the 1% when they raid and pillage the Occupy encampments and attack the protesters.

Paypal, once believed to be an independent, autonomous, non-political entity reveals itself to be a government tool in their freezing of Wikileaks’ account.

Politicians, once believed to be elected by and there to serve the interests of the electorate, are shown to act outside of the law and are reigned in by the courts as acting unconstitutionally.

The irony of these various acts of suppression by the forces that seem is that they increase the very sense of frustration that sparked the uprising.  

The alleged collusion on the part of cell phone companies, the police, the mainstream media, Paypal (and other companies), as well as  the politicians, identifies them as “the enemy.” The growing sense that there’s nowhere to turn, and no other alternative but all-out revolution simply grows.  

Occupy Wall Street, The Uprising goes viral! Bob Marley would be proud!

I’m very fortunate to be here in New York–ground zero of the Occupy Wall Street Uprising, and the flashpoint of the global day of protest. I’m glad to be witness, participant and documentarian of this insurgency, protest and revolution in thought and action. It’s exciting, encouraging, and inspiring!

Part of my support is simply adding my blog voice to the throngs. Here are some photos of the encampment at “Liberty Park” in New York of a few weeks ago, and this popular viral shot of Dorli Rainey, the 84-year old who was pepper-sprayed by the Seattle Police.

Today is the International Day of Solidarity, Day of Action in which protests, demonstrations and occupations are occurring all around the US and in other locations around the globe.



Zuccoti “Liberty” Park in lower Manhattan, before the recent raid by NYC police

Zuccoti “Liberty” Park in lower Manhattan, before the recent raid by NYC police

Dorli Rainey, 84-year old pepper-sprayed by Seattle Police
Stay tuned for more!

This is the Uprising” lp cover

Check out the lyrics of “Revolution” by Bob Marley, from the Natty Dread LP

Revelation reveals the truth – revelation.
It takes a revolution to make a solution;
Too much confusion, so much frustration, eh!
I don’t wanna live in the park (live in the park);
Can’t trust no shadows after dark (shadows after dark), yeah!

So, my friend, I wish that you could see,
Like a bird in the tree, the prisoners must be free, yeah! (free)

Never make a politician grant you a favour;
They will always want to control you forever, eh!
So if a fire make it bun (make it burn, make it burn)

And if a blood make it run (make it run, run, run),
Rasta de ‘pon top, can’t you see?
So you can’t predict the flop!

We got lightning (lightning), thunder (thunder),

brimstone (brimstone) and fire – fire (fire, fire);
Lightning (lightning), thunder (thunder),
brr-brimstone (brimstone) and fire – fire – fiyah!

Kill, cramp and paralyze all weak at conception;
Wipe them out of creation (creation), yeah-eah! (creation)

Let righteousness cover the earth
Like the water cover the sea, yeah! Yeah!