Monthly Archives: June 2013

Monthly Archives: June 2013

Community Non-profits Come Together to Paint a School’s Legacy

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This summer, Brooklyn-based non-profit Bailey’s Cafe – in partnership with our Paul Robeson Freedom School and the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew – will embark on a community mural project to preserve the legacy of Paul Robeson High School, shuttered by the NYC Dept. of Education. Bailey’s executive director Stefanie Siegel writes: Bailey’s Cafe is a Brooklyn-based organization, connecting generations to make a better world. We are the fiscal sponsor and lead organization for a mural project that …

Outing the lobbyists

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Occupiers are some of the most humane people in the world, and it’s difficult for us to actually confront the human beings behind the disastrous policies that are destroying the social fabric of our countries. We want to be polite. We want to be kind. It’s time to be braver. The politico-corporate bandits that are quietly undermining our welfare thrive because we don’t tell them (and their friends/neighbors/daughters/babysitters/barbers/teachers) to their face how their actions hurt us. That’s why I confronted …

On The Streets of Istanbul

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There’s something happening here. It’s unpredictable. It’s chaotic. It’s raw and imperfect. It’s growing. About to board a flight from Paris to NYC – I was repping Occupy Wall Street at the OECD ForumĀ – I changed plans abruptly. I flew to Istanbul, grabbed a cab with another random globe-trotter I met, destination Taksim Square. Inside the square is a park called Gezi. It is now occupied. With thousands of bodies: young, old, all religions, all political persuasions. It began early …