Dec 29 2014

3 YEARS LATER

DECEMBER 28, 2011 – the day the OCCUPY BELLINGHAM encampment was taken down by a Whatcom County militarized police force.  Four members of OCCUPY BELLINGHAM protested this intervention and were arrested, spending the night in jail and the next two years protesting these arrests.

WORKING BACKWARDS

The Bellingham Herald marked that day with photographs and you can view them here

The Herald also ran a story about OCCUPY ONE YEAR LATER that you can view here. 

Below is a video of the start of it all recorded on October 14, 2011.  It shows the incredible enthusiasm for change.

OCCUPY BELLINGHAM IS STILL HERE FULFILLING OUR MISSION TO:   “peacefully call out, expose and oppose the unregulated corporate and capitalist economic structure(s) that are derailing America’s Democracy, further oppressing our citizens and causing a collapse of the ecological life structure of the planet.”

JOIN US! 

SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER TO YOU RIGHT.  COME TO OUR GA AT THE ALTERNATIVE LIBRARY ON FRIDAYS FROM 2:30 – 4:00.

Dec 26 2014

SAVE OUR WATERS

Thanks to Nora Weaver for finding this song “Save Our Waters” by Kinnie Starr featuring Ja$e ElNino and sending it on.

This music video won the award for Best Music Video at the most recent ImagineNATIVE Festival. It uses stop-motion animation of Haida-carved figures to tell an allegorical story about what the Canadian government’s current energy policies could to to sacred land and waters. Prime Minister Stephen Harper tries to steer an oil tanker called the Bitumen Valdez around Haida Gwaii and up the Douglas Channel.

Can these animated Indigenous heroes save the day? 

 

Dec 15 2014

A SONG FOR THE SEASON

While there might not be much to cheer about these days, a song by Leonard Cohen can always bring a smile. 

May you all stay well and be ready for the new year with renewed vigor for the struggle ahead. 

Thanks to Terry for posting the photo (below) of the light OCCUPY BELLINGHAM hopes will bring greater awareness to the issues we face.

 

Dec 13 2014

Light…

Dear Occupy B'ham.  Thanks for sharing your light.

Dear Occupy B’ham. Thanks for sharing your light.

Nov 20 2014

“FREE” TRADE IS NOT FAIR TRADE

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. 

It is up to all of us to learn about this latest deal and call our Washington DC representatives to STOP FAST TRACK.  Our national legislators hope to ram this through during the lame duck session of congress.

The FAST TRACK web site is here.  From this site you can automatically connect with your district legislators.

OCCUPY BELLINGHAM is a sponsor of this action and you can see this for yourself here.

The following video is a short 2 minute summary of the deal and some of its consequences.

 

Nov 12 2014

THERE IS GOOD NEWS IN THIS ELECTION

Not only did many municipalities throughout the country pass legislation asking for an overturning of Citizens United and getting money out of politics but in Tallahassee, Florida another exciting vote occurred which you can read about below.

On Nov. 4th, 2014, voters in Tallahassee, Florida made history by approving the first city Anti-Corruption Act in the United States by an overwhelming 2 – 1 margin.

A small but dedicated group of progressives, conservatives, and independents put aside their differences to wage an historic battle against corruption in their community, and they won.

They weren’t afraid to call the money pouring into our political system what it is: corruption. They went all in with comprehensive reforms instead of settling for half measures. And they did it all by sidestepping entrenched politicians and putting a citizen initiative directly on the ballot — no politicians required, just we, the People.

 

Nov 07 2014

KICK OFF WEEK OF ACTION – PROTEST TPP

FLIER FOR EMAIL NOV 8 EVENT

Oct 13 2014

LINKS ARE MOVING

There has been some thought about how best to inform our OCCUPY BELLINGHAM web browsers about who we are, what we stand for and what we are doing.  One of the methods we use is to encourage folks to stay informed on a myriad of issues, not only by attending meetings and participating in actions but by reading.  That’s what the links on the left side of the page are about.  

  • Quick referrals to other web sites that can inform you about other groups,
  • Important information about our OCCUPY BELLINGHAM various campaigns

You can view all these issues that we care about and demand action for on the menu bar under “ABOUT”.   There we list our vision, mission and demands.  

We are in the process of moving this categorized information to the top menu bar under LINKS.  When we have this completed you will see a larger space for the blog portion of the web site and possibly some changes there as well.

Stay tuned!

Oct 03 2014

Website upgraded to WordPress 4.0

This major upgrade to the software we use for our website does not appear, so far, to change anything visible to users in our historical content.

There are lots of improvements under the hood that give content creators enhanced options.  As these options are used, there may be “look and feel” differences that users see in new content.

Sep 24 2014

THE CLIMATE MARCH

Here are some interesting looks at the climate march.

Enjoy!

Go here for a link to the Jon Stewart Show for a good laugh at the ridiculous aspect of this debate.

And here is an article

 

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