Mad, Passionate Love — and Violence

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012

Mad, Passionate Love — and Violence

By Rebecca Solnit When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by them — or if all goes well, struggle, learn, and bond more strongly because of, rather than despite, them. The Occupy movement had its glorious honeymoon when old and...

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The Meaning Is Love. Occupy Valentines!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012

The Meaning Is Love.  Occupy Valentines!

Love is something we do. It’s active, it’s action, it’s process, not product. Don’t wait around for love! Be love, do love, fiercely. Love is not fuzzy, it’s not packaged, it’s not pink, it’s as red as blood, it’s life itself, and it’s not for sale. Occupy Love!  It’s that time of year again ~ love is in the air. Or at least in the...

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Occupy Oakland’s Declaration of Love

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012

The following resolution was passed by the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland, creating an official Occupy Oakland action on Tuesday, Feburary 14th, Valentine’s Day. In the interest of diversity of tactics, and the spirit of love that we feel for our community, we propose a direct action to take place on February 14th.We encourage our fellow Oakland residents to join with us to...

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All You Need (to Protest) Is Love

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012

Occupy V-Day wants you to challenge corporate conceptions of romance. BY SADY DOYLE Occupy V-Day encourages the public to use Valentine’s Day to challenge our cultural (and pop-cultural) conceptions of love and romance and to provide their own definitions. Love–according to one line of thinking, anyway–is our first and most important education in social justice. To love someone,...

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Occupy The Dream – MLK and the Power of Love

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012

Occupy The Dream –  MLK and the Power of Love

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. Today the Occupy Movement will be engaging in global actions centered around the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The...

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