October 17, 2011

occupy wall street- times square

usually i like to keep the mood light here, as i'm sure you've noticed. and we will return to regular scheduled programming of outfits, cupcakes, cats, and life happenings after this...


but well, this is a life happening for me. and there's been something pretty major going on that i feel like i can't ignore... even though most of the other blogs i follow have been pretty quiet about it.

i'm not sure how many of my readers have been following occupy wall street, but it's something i've grown passionate about quickly. on saturday we went to the protest in times square, and it was a wonderful and energizing experience. there were 20,000 people there of all ages, races, and religions.


maybe you think it's hippie bullshit. i think it affects us all.

perhaps some won't agree (hell, i may even lose followers over this), but i feel it's my duty to post these pictures and spread the word. if you're interested, you should check it out. the movement is spreading to many cities all across the country and worldwide.



photos by matt panton





this woman sang the national anthem as everyone sat down and sang along. an entire crowd of voices singing along.





next time i'm bringing my tambourine & glockenspiel... music everywhere!












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  1. Yay!!! I spent my Saturday at Occupy Orlando, but I would have loved to have been in new york! Thanks for spreading the word!

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  2. Wonderful photos, I haven't spotted any other blogs highlighting this but I'm so glad someone is! Occupy Edinburgh started on Saturday but I don't think I will have the chance to go until this weekend, which is disappointing but I just don't have time xo

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  3. Oh, I had no idea this was going on. I think it's great to get involved in what you believe in ;).

    Have a wonderful week!

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  4. Harrisburg has been going on as well..but nothing like this and definitely not nearly as exciting. Nonetheless, all for good cause. Awesome pics and post!!

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  5. I don't know exactly what this is all about, but a friend of mine is in Europe and posted photos of Occupy Rome on Facebook. Pretty wild!

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  6. YES. i'm so glad other bloggers are into this!! awesome, girls!

    miki- it's been really popular on the internet, but almost no mainstream media outlet is reporting on it, so it doesn't surprise me that you were unaware. now you know :) you should check out the site!

    lc- the rome protests are different... they're the only ones i know of that have erupted in riots and violence so far. a prominent theme of these protests is that they are supposed to be peaceful. i felt in absolutely no danger on saturday. actually, quite the opposite :)

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  7. I was in London and when we got back to the conference after lunch there was a police helicopter flying over head and there was talk that Liverpool St was closed.

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  8. SO awesome! I really regret not making it to the Phoenix one on Saturday!

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  9. Great GREATTTTT pictures! Loved them! Love this tumblr
    http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

    Amazing.
    Thanks for doing this.

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  10. Hope the occupations have a repercussion. We've been in the streets in Spain the last few months too.

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