Wednesday, December 21, 2011
westdawg63 on Nov 26, 2010
Based on Mike Tompkins’ a cappella version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.
Video by Uri Westrich
Production Assistant- Rivie Shalev
Occupy's Next Target: The Iowa Caucus
—By Gavin Aronsen
On October 22, more than 100 Occupy Iowa activists gathered outside President Obama's campaign headquarters in Des Moines to protest his failure to stand up for the 99 percent. That same day, John Stauber, the founder of the corporate watchdog Center for Media and Democracy, suggested in a Truthout op-ed that the protest could be the start of something bigger. "In Iowa an Occupy Obama movement has real potential because it could choose to become a player in the Iowa caucuses in a way that is much more than symbolic," he wrote. "Occupy Obama activists could show up at the caucus meetings in January, for instance, and organize support for an Uncommitted slate of Occupy Obama convention activists." In other words, determined occupiers could inject some unexpected turbulence into Obama's glide path toward being named the Democratic nominee. Read More Here | Mother Jones
"The rule says that any time 4 or more people gather at an event in the state capitol not deemed to be "spontaneous", those people would need a permit. By last Friday, the DOA had been shamed into making some minor adjustments to the policies, exempting families and lobbyists from the permit requirements. Before the changes, though, I had already applied for a permit for my family for Sunday, December 18th, from 3:20 pm to 3:30 pm on the second floor of the capitol rotunda. I had filled in the "crowd estimate " at 4.
Under "proposed use" I had explained that it was a family gathering. We planned to take a family photo holding a sign that said "Merry Christmas from Wisconsin", and that we would say a prayer and videotape ourselves humming "Away in a Manger."" Read More Here | Daily Kos: