Apple recently announced the passing of their beloved co-founder and chairman of the board, Steven P. Jobs (1955 – 2011), sparking an unstoppable flow of tributes coming from all corners of the world. This touching logo tribute, simply named “Thanks, Steve.” was created by Jonathan Mak Long, a 19-year-old designer living in Hong Kong. The silhouette of Jobs’ face as the bite in the Apple appears to be taken from the cover of ‘Inside Steve’s Brain’, a book about Steve Jobs written by Leander Kahney. #iSad. More…
Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, reportedly at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, a New York Police Department officer appeared to turn on a throng of activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement, hitting them with a baton. A video posted hours later to YouTube shows the officer wielding the baton with two hands — like a baseball bat — as he swings at and strikes the demonstrators. At one point, a woman can be heard shrieking in the background.
RIP Steve Jobs. The master mind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes. And in the early years, brought home computing forward in leaps and bounds. My own first computer, in 1992, was a Mac LC. After I had previously I drooled over the NEXT computer when it came out in 1988.
Protestors camped out at UNM on Monday night at what they called “Camp Coyote” at University and Central.
The latest ‘slutwalk’ protest comes a day after women in Park Slope were warned short skirts should not be worn and shorts that show too much leg have been deemed inappropriate.
Here are some dramatic photos taken from October 1, 2011… the day that Occupy Wall Street protested on the Brooklyn Bridge and 700+ people were arrested.
The speaker giving Fox News the buisness is Jesse LaGreca, a vocal member of the Occupy Wall Street protests. This video comes courtesy of Kyle Christopher from OccupyWallSt.org‘s media team.
More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours in a tense confrontation with police.
The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan’s Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said.
Update: Monday, October 17th, 2011:
Occupy Albuquerque had a very successful protest on Saturday, October 15th, in solidarity with #ows and #globalchange. Upon my arrival at the protest point, which was Wells-Fargo in Nob Hill on Central Ave, there were hundreds already gathered. The crowd swelled to between 700-800 people and was a glorious site! Every age, race, religion and socioeconomic background was present! In the true Albuquerque Southwestern tradition, it was an Occupy Fiesta! This video I filmed and created shows the phenomenon which occurred this day. For photos of this day, please visit my photo site: MotleyPhotos.net More…
New coverage came out of the police officer who pepper sprayed Occupy Wall Street protesters without any provocation. The officer has been identified as DI Anthony Bologna, and his personal details have been released online by Anonymous. There is now video evidence of DI Bologna pepper spraying peaceful protesters on two separate occasions.
As Occupy Wall Street demonstrations enter their second week, over 80 people have been arrested, and police brutality has escalated. Many protesters say the mainstream media is in a blackout, since many corporate networks sleep in the same bed with Wall Street.
As the Occupy Wall Street demonstration enters its 12thday in New York City – and as progressive activists protest in cities across the country – Bay Area residents are preparing for a mass mobilization on the streets of San Francisco tomorrow afternoon (Thurs/29), targeting financial institutions and other entities that they blame for the economic plight of the average American.
UPDATE: Friday, October 7th, 2011
Many of the links on the OccupyTogether.org are bad – plus they keep changing the site around so it is becoming rather difficult to maneuver. Therefore, I have gone through each state on Facebook and located some of the key Facebook pages. I am sure there are more, but these are good starting places. See list below. If you would like your community added, please leave a comment with link.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protest is entering its second week. Demonstrators said Saturday they were protesting against bank bailouts and the mortgage crisis; some also held signs decrying Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, who was put to death Wednesday for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer.
Very powerful speech…. American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism.
In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, actor Morgan Freeman stated, ““The tea partiers who are controlling the Republican party…their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What underlines that? Screw the country, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here.”
That statement brought out the haters everywhere. And some of the most horrid, ignorant statements I have ever seen in such abundance.
I’m sure this will bring on some strong opinions, but honestly… Morgan Freeman has had the balls to say the plain and simple truth. And the truth hurts.
JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.
Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. “I did not have a gun,” he insisted.
“For those about to take my life,” he told prison officials, “may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls.”
Photo, left, courtesy of fernexpress.
The law that for almost 18 years has banned openly gay Americans from serving in the armed forces will be officially repealed Tuesday, nine months after Congress voted to end the Clinton-era edict.
President Obama signed the repeal into law last December, but its provisions required time for the Pentagon to prepare for the policy change, and for top military officials to “certify” the law’s end.
Mad Tea Party Tweeters are taking over the #USDOR twitter stream in yet another demonstration in their belief that might makes right. Yes, it’s September 17, the Day of Rage where average citizens are protesting the government’s enabling of the corruption of Wall Street.
Ironically, certain angry patriots who just months ago were claiming that it was American to bring a weapon to their representative’s office in order to send the message “Don’t tread on me!” to the government are now are clogging up the Twitter #USDOR Twitter stream mocking the “liberal hipsters” occupying Wall Street. Here’s a glimpse of comments from one page of the stream (names have been taken out to protect the ignorant, but suffice it to say the world Patriot is featured heavily):
Below is a video of news coverage out of Egypt on the protests on Wall Street. The coverage is in Arabic, but I am posting because at 5:44 minutes into it, there is footage of the police on a bullhorn ordering the protesters to leave otherwise they will be arrested. Does it not say in our First Amendment:
“Amendment I: Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
As ThinkProgress reported in July, Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who relishes lecturing President Obama and Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $117,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children. Despite loaning his own campaign $35,000 — and paying himself back at least $14,200 for the loans — Walsh has claimed he failed to make the payments because he “had no money.”
A motorcyclist who was dragged beneath a car Monday in Logan was rescued by bystanders who helped police lift the burning car and pull the man out from under the wreckage. He was reported to be in critical condition Monday night.
SANTA FE, N.M. — Three people in New Mexico have died and six others are ill with Listeria infections that preliminary testing has linked to contaminated cantaloupe, state health officials said Monday.
Colorado has also had a significant increase in Listeria cases, including at least one death, health officials said. Patients in both states had eaten cantaloupe.
Here is another video feature by Time Magazine covering a family of four sons and their father who are all firefighters. Watch their emotional stories about 9/11, where one son fell victim to this tragedy.
I am unable to embed this video, so you may view it via this link.
As always, Time puts out some incredible work, photography, and film. In putting aside all the controversy which has arisen over the past decade… what truly matters are the victims of this tragedy. Here are four very power recounts of the events which occurred ten years ago by four survivors of this catastrophic event.
I am unable to embed this piece, so please click on this link to view. The rest of this site is well worth viewing, as well. Time photography is always superb.