Saturday, 27 December 2014

Whats Happening Now

Whats Happening Now
In my travels outside of NYC over the holidays, people have asked me if OWS is still going on now that Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) has been evicted. The answer is YES! YES! YES! While no tents are allowed in the park and people can be arrested for sleeping there (people are at risk of arrest for even reclining in the park), Occupy events are indeed still happening all over New York City, and elsewhere.

If you visit NYC and want to check out the current movement, working groups are meeting every day at 60 Wall Street, in the atrium. People are still regularly gathering and rallying in Liberty Square. If you go there, expect some moderate-heavy police presence.


Occupiers around the world are calling for candlelight vigils on the JANUARY 15TH HOLIDAY IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING. These vigils will take place at 7:00 p.m. in each respective time zone. To quote the event listing: "Wherever we may be, whether in our homes, in city squares, online, Occupies, or at work, we lift a beautiful message high above the political dialogue. We light the dream of a more equitable world in our hearts. We can overcome!" It doesn't seem like much of a coincidence that this candlelit event is coming up so close to Imbolc/Candlemas? We as Pagans know the power of light, of flame, and of gathering in spirit. Look for your local event and try to join other brothers and sisters in the spirit of solidarity. If no events are listed in your area, start one! J15 Worldwide Candlelight Vigil for Unity

JANUARY 17TH will mark the four month anniversary of Occupy. Demonstrations will be happening all over. Now with this NDAA nonsense in the mix, normally icy January has the potential to be very heated, indeed.

Protests specific to NDAA are being called for on February 3rd.

As always, has a listing of events in all areas.

If you go to protest.
remember that violence is NOT in the interest of this movement. Peaceful resistance IS. Raise your voices loudly, make your presence known, but be careful in the crowds and act with peace and compassion.

Many blessings and well wishes to our brothers and sisters in Hurly, WI who are Occupying to retain their basic human rights of clean water. We are with you-in NYC and everywhere!

In love, light and solidarity,