RE: activism: all my life i have been a kind of “people are stupid, we are doomed, im buying grains and ammo and some land and fuck everyone” shit… and then when occupy kicked off i thought i’d pitch in… what i have realized is that whether or not any of this succeeds… this shit is really fun……
On February 20th, Occupier Jennie M simply asked on the OYC Facebook Working Group Page "What are we doing for Mardi Gras?" And with that, she hosted one of OYC’s most amazing Corner Occupations yet on Fat Tuesday 2012!
We had a healthy contingent of more than 20 San Diego Occupiers taking over the intersection leading into the 5th Street Entrance of the San Diego Mardi Gras Celebration! Welcoming every person coming into the event on all sides of 5th on Broadway, we took on the spirit of the night with masks, costumes, signs, singing, chanting rotations.
Occupier Barbara brought the huge blue banner this time saying "Please Support www.occupywalk.org SD to NYC” Much love and respect to the brave 7 Occupiers walking from the Southwest Corner to the Northeast Corner of the Country! You know we sent them on their way out the state with OYL Table Tents and Lost Lindas! Thanks to Occupier Nan!
Such an amasing turnout: Occupy San Diego was represented, Anonymous was represented, Occupy Wellness was represented… special Occupy Mardi Gras Songs were sung, fun Occupy Mardi Gras Masks were made, and we even got 2 hop-ons! (Hop-ons are watching 99%er who wants to join in take part… we give them a sign and they let the world know what’s up with us!)
We even had our first Occupy Corner Chanting Corner Rotation!
The amazing Photographer Johnny captured all the angles, our lovely Cowbell Mistress showed up in full Mardi regalia, and Occupier Fish was our secret chaperone.
Here’s our OYC Mardi Gras song: (To the tune of “When the saints go marching in”)
"Oh when the banks come breaking in, When the banks come breaking in, Oh, They’ve come to take all your money And then they’ll take a-way your Hoooome!”
This was sent to OccupySDPhotography and I (personally) commend these 10th graders that are showing interest in history and politics rather than Kim Kardashian’s fake marriage.
Keep informed guys!
"We are a group of 10th grade students from Greenfield in Western Massachusetts. We are doing a school project in our History class about activism. Our group chose to stand behind Occupy Wall Street. We are advocating for campaign finance reform, we’re trying to make the wealth gap smaller, and we believe that the top 1 percent (that can obviously afford it) should pay higher taxes than the 99 percent. If you have any additional information for us or would simply like to follow us to stand behind the fact that students ARE interested in this movement and WANT to be a part of it, you are more then welcome.”