Topic: Occupy Wall Street

Tom Morello And Friends Make Protesting Cool Again At Occupy Wall Street Rally

Tom Morello And Friends Make Protesting Cool Again At Occupy Wall Street Rally

Yesterday afternoon, thousands of people descended on downtown Manhattan to celebrate May Day (a.k.a. International Workers’ Day) and show that the Occupy Wall Street movement didn’t die when they kicked everyone out of Zucotti Park. And we had some very high profile help! Despite the massively successful attempts of The Man (and the postmodern “whatever shrug”) to convince post-1960s people that combining music and politics isn’t cool, indie hiphop group Das Racist was there, as well as weirdo electronics wizard Dan Deacon, old school hip hoppers Immortal Technique, and that paragon of 90s consciousness raising, Tom Morello. More »

The Daily WTF: LEGO Occupy Wall Street

The Daily WTF: LEGO Occupy Wall Street

Boy, the Occupy movement really has gone global! First New York, then the rest of the country, then Europe, and now the LEGO universe! Someone with a whole lot of patience has created this LEGO set full of protesters and they’ve even given it a Twitter handle – @OccupyLegoLand. The twitter bio reads: “Helping the people of Lego Land’s 99% that they are not Lego ‘Lands’ but a Lego NATION!!!”
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Occupy Wall Street Protestor Makes A Statue Showing Jay-Z As Scrooge

Occupy Wall Street Protestor Makes A Statue Showing Jay-Z As Scrooge

Usually when you hear abou someone creating a statue inspired by celebrities, it’s something gross and invasive like naked Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez fused at the pelvis. It also seems like the sculptor actually likes the stars in his/her odd way.

Not so for artist Daniel Edwards, who’s protesting Jay-Z‘s refusal to share the profits from his Rocawear ”Occupy All Streets” T-shirts. More »

A Discussion Of Third Eye Blind’s Occupy Wall Street Anthem

A Discussion Of Third Eye Blind's Occupy Wall Street Anthem

The Occupy Wall Street movement may not have a leader, but thanks to Third Eye Blind it now has an anthem. The song written by the aging Cali rock group is called “If There Ever Was a Time,” and it’s a pretty depressing offering. As I often do when I’m overwhelmed by a music thing, I enlisted the esteemed Kasey Anderson to chat. And I think we ended up creating a movement of our own! More »