Thursday, November 3, 2011

Angela Davis at Occupy (video)


Recorded Oct. 30, 2011, 5:00 pm. Dr. Angela Davis addresses the satellite Occupy Wall Street general assembly -- Occupy Washington Square Park NYC. She is encouraging the movement to stay united (3:20) quoting Audre Lorde, "Differences must not be merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic" (4:24).

Angela Davis in "Black Power Mixtape"

At the end of the speech, Davis brings news from Occupy Oakland regarding the police action, veteran Scott Olsen, and Oakland's call for a general strike on Nov. 2, 2011 (6:14).

"Decolonize Oakland, We are the 99%, We Stand United, November 2nd, 2011, General Strike, No work, No School, Occupy Everywhere."
THE PEOPLE'S MIC: The crowd tries to repeat the words of the speaker for the benefit of those who may have difficulty hearing what the speaker is saying. Why not use microphones or megaphones? In NYC, a sound permit is required for their public use with police deciding.
Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation - May 9, 2011

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