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Occupy Wall Street

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Occupy Africa

How do Africans–ground zero for resource extraction by the world’s 1%–feel about the now global ‘Occupy’ movement? Thus far it’s mostly restricted to South Africa (according to OWS’s own data collection) and to small once-off protests by mostly white, middle class South Africans.*  But now they’re joined by Senegalese musician Baaba Maal. That’s Maal above–in the video sound bite–talking

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

‘The Internationale’

The always reliable Billy Bragg live on the streets of Dublin this past weekend.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Eating Staten Island Crow

New Orleans-based historian Thomas J. Adams on Occupy Wall Street:

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Occupy Africa

Last week on Columbus Day, Sahara Reporters, the Nigeria-focused New York City-based website, sent a crew down to Zucoti Park where anti-Wall Street protesters are camping out. There they filmed Olga El, who runs “a dance theater...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

“Grandma’s going, so I am going too”

Short video piece on Jelani Gibson, a 16-year-old protester who traveled with his grandmother from Pontiac, Michigan to New York to join the protests Wall Street. He also has a 4.0 GPA.  He had never slept on the...

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