Tag Archives: Hip Hop Occupies

Kshama Sawant and Capitalism’s Shock Absorbers

“While you waitin’ for the mention in the pages of ‘The Stranger’ You can find me in the basement makin’ heaters for later… we’ve been living in conditions we’re tired of Come on and rise up” – Blue Scholars, “North … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Fight for a Life Worth Living: A Statement on Seattle’s 2012 May Day Events

The statement below is being reposted from the Occupy Seattle website. Please check it out! —– We are organizers and participants involved in this year’s May Day events. Many of us also participate in Occupy/Decolonize Seattle. We conceived the events … Continue reading

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May Day Speech

This is the speech I gave during the Hip Hop Occupies May Day rally and showcase. Unfortunately I forgot to make a couple of the points included here, but this was the overall message. My goal was to convey a … Continue reading

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Longview, Occupy, and Beyond: Rank and File and the 89% Unite!

This piece is written by the Black Orchid Collective in Seattle, with contributions from members of Advance the Struggle in the Bay area, members of Hella 503 in Portland, as well as friends in various cities.  We have all been … Continue reading

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Articles on Decolonize/Occupy Seattle in Insurgent Notes and the Hella Occupy ‘zine

Hi folks, just a heads up that Black Orchid Collective published an article in the most recent issue of Insurgent Notes, outlining the development of Occupy Seattle and it’s radicalization over the past few months.   A condensed version of this … Continue reading

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December 12th Seattle Port Shutdown: A word from some womyn and genderqueer organizers

This statement was written by a group of genderqueer and women organizers of the D12 port shutdown, including JOMO and myself.  For more information on the December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown, please check out: westcoastportshutdown.org . To contact Seattle … Continue reading

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Rise and Decolonize: Let’s Get Free! Nov 18th

National-Call-to-Action: Rise & Decolonize! Let’s Get Free Rally DOWNTOWN SEATTLE – WESTLAKE CENTER Seattle, WA, Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5:00pm – In solidarity with All Peoples Revolutionary Front and the POC Caucus of Occupy Seattle, Hip Hop Occupies organizes a … Continue reading

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