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No Comment: Art Exhibit Inspired By Occupy Wall Street Oct 8th

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 4, 2011, 2:37 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Loft in the Red Zone present a pop-up art show, entitled “No Comment,” inspired by the #OccupyWallStreet movement at Liberty Plaza.

The show concerns the current paradigm shift of human expression and the emerging social condition. The show will be held at the historic JP Morgan Building, at 23 Wall Street, across from the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall, Saturday, October 8th, 2011 from 6-9 pm. On Sunday, removable walls with graffiti art will be walked out of the front door of the gallery, at corner of Wall Street and Broad.

www.NoCommentArtShow.com

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[-] 2 points by StickySweater (10) 2 years ago

Someone needs to talk about how the President's Jobs Bill is basically just a nationwide privatization scheme for our infrastructure. This is absolutely insane. It's a classic example of how the administration supports the corporatocracy over regular people. It also shows how the left wing establishment is quick to support this sort of crap.

This post is pretty sarcasm heavy, but it lays out the dangers of the privatization plan pretty fully.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/10/stuart-zechman-the-beatings-will-continue-until-all-not-yet-right-thinking-lefties-support-the-infrastructure-bank-scam.html

Anyone who still thinks Obama is an acceptable alternative in the absence of anything else doesn't understand how bad things are.

[-] 2 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

And the right wing doesn't support corporate dictatorship? What cave are you sleeping in????? The Republicans and Tea Party are supported BY corporations, almost entirely. They are dictated BY corporations (Koch Bros., the oil industry, BIG Pharma, Big Agri (Monsanto, etc.), insurance companies, etc. And, the right is ALL ABOUT privatization EVERYWHERE... prisons, the post office, insurance industry, education, etc., etc., etc.

Wake the hell up, please.

[-] 1 points by StickySweater (10) 2 years ago

Sorry about replying to this so late, but I think you might benefit from my reply. I don't mean to lecture you, but you (and other posters who replied to me) inferred quite a lot about me and my position from what I thought was a fair and non-partisan critique of the 'jobs' bill.

Partially, this was my fault, as I should have explained the post I linked to, rather than assuming people would read a 2000 word exposition on the bill, but allow me to do so now.

The bill (among other things) creates an "infrastructure bank" designed to shift profits from public infrastructure to private corporations. In essence, its a privatization scheme. It is also unnecessary since there are working measures already in existence to fund infrastructure projects. That this segment of the bill is supported by both unions and the US Chamber of Commerce should tell you something about why this is getting such big play in the congress.

Furthermore, this will shift power away from locals to a larger less accountable bureaucracy. If we want to create jobs, direct hiring programs make far more sense, but that is NOT what the jobs bill is.

Anyway, I recommend reading the article I posted. Its basic thesis is, "Don't assume that just because its supported by left wing institutions it is in fact a lefty bill. It is an establishment bill first and foremost and there's good reason to think we'd be better off with nothing."

One final point I'd like to make is the assessment that I need to "wake up" and see the real enemies. My intention was not to ignore or condone traditional right wing corporate control like the ones mentioned. I recognize these are all problems, but you should take the time to see that virtually EVERY bill going through congress these days has kickbacks to the corporatocracy. Left, right, and center.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

And, a lot of the right wing candidates who are in the running for the Republican ticket are from the corporate world.... and there are enough of them in office right now that they're really screwing things up.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I apologize for saying you need to wake the hell up, but your original post did sound like it was only accusing the left of pandering to corporations and being in favor of privatization. I know both sides do it, but what hit my nerve is how you worded it, and I'm sick and tired of hearing that only the left does this sort of thing.... when the right wing is even more guilty of it.

Anyway, I will read the exposition when I get a chance to, as I'm interested in knowing the details. Thanks for explaining further.

[-] 1 points by sqrltyler (207) 2 years ago

There are no Republicans or Democrats in this plutocracy. Just puppets for the soft money that got them elected. Please stop thinking in the left vs right paradigm. That's how they keep us divided in this farce of democracy.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I'm replying to the person who said the "left wing establishment".

[-] 0 points by mindlessrobots (3) 2 years ago

You my friend, are an unadulterated idiot.

[-] 1 points by GarnetMoon (424) 2 years ago

I agree... And thanks for those links. So aside from the occupations, who do we vote for?

[-] 1 points by LuvPenguine (1) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Seemed to work when they did it in the 30's. And the 40's. And when Ike did it in the 50's to give us all those lovely highways... Since corporations only care about their bottom line, the government is supposed to be the balance to that. Or do you want to repeal child labor laws as "too much regulation"? Anyone who thinks the country is in too much debt doesn't understand the difference between macro- and micro-economics. It's not like they ran up their credit card at Macy's.

[-] 0 points by mindlessrobots (3) 2 years ago

Plus he's half black, so you got that going for you.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

another ingrate

[-] 2 points by fgabeljr52 (5) 2 years ago

To all those leading and following the grass-roots campaign called "Occupy Wall Street," here's my two cents, a poster ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2124449/TooBigPosterWeb.jpg ) I dreamed up this morning. Share it widely; Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will thank you ;-) Courage!

[-] 1 points by ChetArthur (17) 2 years ago

! perhaps a series of those we know should be doing time for their crimes? excellent!

[-] 1 points by GarnetMoon (424) 2 years ago

Love it, thanks!

[-] 1 points by Aristedes (2) 2 years ago

Dear Friends, You are invited to a concert of music tonight, Rocktober 10th! I'm MCing this tonight starting @ 7pm @ Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square Park South. There will be about TEN acts to benefit Occupy Wall Street. Please Spread the word & bring your friends! Come as U R & Pay what U wish! All donation$ of food, clothing, equipment, and labor acceptable! Color poster is attached. For more scheduling info contact hydrocetacean@hotmail.com (small possibility of adding another act or two) or come down @ 6pm.

                                Aristedes Philip DuVal  (Facebook)
                                     aka Mr. Melody (R)    
                                           #AristedesDuVal on Twitter

NOTE: Friend 'Otto Von Ruggins' for a copy of event poster!

[-] 1 points by memrosmex (15) 2 years ago

A solid first step in fixing our economic and political woes is to disqualify any person worth more than two million dollars from holding political office. The rich are too corrupted by greed to be an any benefit to the community generally. Putting the rich in government is like turning over the reins of power to a bunch of felons. The American middle class, the true creator of jobs and wealth, should control the government for the people. I look forward to some politician proposing this amendment before the greed of the already wealthy completely destroys our democratic way of life, economy and values. The foundation of our nation is not capitalism but democracy in the form of a Republic. Capitalism is nowhere even mentioned in the American Constitution. Capitalism is a tool of democracy to generate wealth and prosperity. Democracy should not be the tool of capitalism to generate wealth for a few. Capitalism is a beast that must be harnessed to pull the plow for the well-being of humanity. Now is an historic opportunity for hard-working and creative middle class Americans to assert their majority rights against a corrupt and ineffective elite who have brought the country to the brink of ruin.

[-] 1 points by Aristedes (2) 2 years ago

10/08/2011 The No Comment Show/Auction. A Landmark, Historic, most important ART AUCTION of the year! Over 100 artists represented, benefitting Occupy Wall Street. Inside, I sang my new song on Global Revolution TV, "We Are The 99 Percent" with my guitar@ the opening last night after cautiously avoiding Mounted Police, White Shirts & regular NYPD brandishing batons. Everyone must visit this most excellent exhibition @ the old JP Morgan building 23 Wall St, across from the NY Stock Exchange & Historic Federal Hall home of the first US Congress where Washington took the oath of President. Kudos to the charming & brilliant curator MARIKA MAIOROVA, & Famous ULTRA VIOLET, Ingrid de Granier, Benny Zable, Erik Hendrickson, Peggy Cyphers, Brad Baker, Justice Marchi, Andrew Lipow, Odane Whilby, Wolf Geyr. This show will be remembered for years into the future & can only grow in stature!

[-] 1 points by caminion (1) 2 years ago

check this art magazine. is dedicated to you !!!

www.RevolutionartMagazine.com

[-] 1 points by justdallas (4) 2 years ago

SO BRILLIANT!! I absolutely LOVE the idea of occupy wallstreet taking over the very House of Morgan (now owned by a chinese company), with the most relevant art of our times. The protest is morphed into a passionate play on how we want to live... in creativity and prosperity amongst our neighbors free from the former institutions of oppression.

Welcome to the shift to a new paradigm

[-] 1 points by laformiotodidac (4) 2 years ago

Capital Ground :

Now is the shared time / Of our last riches /

To each birth / Freedom / A drop of water / Thirsty of river /

To each birth / Equality / A drop of sweat / Exhausted of misery /

To each birth / Fraternity / A drop of air / Dirty of deserts /

Now is the exorcised time / Of our planetary reasons /

The articulated time / Of a capital / Ground.

Mr.Anick Roschi 3.3.09

[-] 1 points by georgia99 (37) 2 years ago

dont forget the rockefellers. john d rockfeller help start it all from the federal reserve to the irs code. One of the wealthiest men the world has ever seen, Rockefeller was also one of the biggest behind-the-scenes contributors to the creation of the Federal Reserve. According to Gary Allen, "The same crowd which manipulated the passage of the income tax and the Federal Reserve system wanted America in World War I. JP Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, "Colonel" House, Jacob Schiff, Paul Warburg and the rest of the Jekyll Island conspirators were all deeply involved in getting us involved."Rockefeller created America's first great "trust" in 1882. this is the father of david rockefeller

[-] 1 points by PeacefulGranny (3) from Foresthill, CA 2 years ago

I sure hope they intend to give all or a portion of proceeds from auction to #Occupy Wall St. -for the inspiration. The protest is not intended to be capatalized on! Is it?

[-] 1 points by PaulRevere2011 (6) from Frenchtown, NJ 2 years ago

Don't forget the CHEM TRAILS!!! They are poisoning us in Tucson, Arizona at 5:40pm as I write this. Google - What in the world are they spraying? Good Luck - God Bless America.

[-] 1 points by newrain (16) 2 years ago

@sqrltyler I agree with you about "Lobbying", but what about campaign contributions? I, personally, think campaigns should be 100% publicly funded. This would do 3 things: 1) Keep Corporate and other interests from influencing the candidate 2) Stop Congress from campaigning the minute they get in office 3) Enable anyone to seek office (not just the rich).

I also think we should put an end to T.V. ads, and limit candidates to debates, fliers and websites to get their ideas and message out (all of which would be funded by the public-only campaign funds).

Another point ... Any person holding office should be banned from taking an Executive position in any Corporation for 5 years (after leaving office).

What do you think?

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I totally agree with you.

[-] 1 points by sqrltyler (207) 2 years ago

I agree newrain. I also believe in free limited airtime given to any candidate who can come up with a predisposed number of signatures. This could also put an end to this farce of democracy that is our two party system.

I also agree about the "Revolving Door" policy of legislators being banned from executive positions for five years after leaving office.

My main point is this:

Though there are a number of things that are crippling our country, by removing all soft money from politics and campaigns, we can address a lot of them by regaining our representative government.

This is the democratic way.

We have the moral high ground here, and this issue can rally all Americans. Our power is in our numbers, and we need to focus the message, before the media can get away with characterizing OWS through trigger words and associations that will turn off half of the country.

[-] 1 points by newrain (16) 2 years ago

I couldn't have put it any better.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I agree about eliminating all soft money from politics and campaigns taking care of most of this.

[-] 1 points by PKimball (3) 2 years ago

ITS AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A GREAT GRASP ON HOW THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN CORRUPTED! there is some real intelligence out here and thats what we need!!! there are a great many of us i didnt think existed!!

[-] 1 points by ForeignFriend (1) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Guys, do You really think that this is "fight" for something ? Do You think it is possible to win a card sharper playing by his rules ? From videos on this site I get an impression that people were standing, posinig in front of cameras and waiting for being arrested. Nobody will pay any attention to your demands unless You hamper their corrupt businesses.

We, people of other countries, do support your movement, but we see that You americans even have no idea how to demand something from authorities. Take lessons from mass protests in other countries.

[-] 1 points by lizzyh7 (2) 2 years ago

only1pbj - you are right when you say we all need to get up off our butts and vote. But I have to add, when our votes don't seem to make enough difference, and we don't have paid lobbyists buying laws for us, what does that vote really do? I'm not saying not to vote, just saying that I think it's gone beyond where voting can help us. As many point out, the party system is a joke. Democrats pay lip service to the needs of the middle class but all the while they protect the wealthy. Republicans are at least honest in their disregard, but that certainly makes them no better. I am beginning to think the only way to really get the inequity honestly discussed by the American electorate, maybe protest is the only thing left to get our attention. And hopefully, it does.

[-] 1 points by kbee (3) 2 years ago

to quote Michael Moore when asked who you should vote for....

"Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum.......?"

Until the Corporations and Banks are prohibited from buying politicians we will keep the status quo.

[-] 1 points by lizzyh7 (2) 2 years ago

only1pbj - you are right when you say we all need to get up off our butts and vote. But I have to add, when our votes don't seem to make enough difference, and we don't have paid lobbyists buying laws for us, what does that vote really do? I'm not saying not to vote, just saying that I think it's gone beyond where voting can help us. As many point out, the party system is a joke. Democrats pay lip service to the needs of the middle class but all the while they protect the wealthy. Republicans are at least honest in their disregard, but that certainly makes them no better. I am beginning to think the only way to really get the inequity honestly discussed by the American electorate, maybe protest is the only thing left to get our attention. And hopefully, it does.

[-] 1 points by sqrltyler (207) 2 years ago

After spending the last week posting and reading thousands of comments on the web, I have noticed one issue that everyone rallies around:

Put an end to the legal bribe called "Lobbying"

This means getting all soft money out of politics. When we can only donate $2,500 to a political campaign, and global corporations and special interests can donate millions through PACs, we have lost our voice in this government.

So many of the issues we are fighting can be addressed by this one action, and it's an idea that Americans from all sides of the political spectrum can embrace.

This is supposed to be a government of the people, for the people. We are fighting to get our representative government back.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

My company pushes and pushes us to donate to its PAC. I refused. I was the only one in my group to not contribute, and my boss has made several comments about it. These big corporations push you to do these things, and I can't do something that I'm vehemently against. I just won't do it.

[-] 1 points by only1pbj (2) 2 years ago

PLEASE!! I appreciate what the Wallstreet group is trying to achieve but until someone gets these kids off the but and to the polls, they are powerless!!! There are only 2 ways to influence a politician – money and votes! Why is this so difficult to understand? This is how the Tea party was able to influence Congress.
WHY aren't the hosts on the Left (Left Sirius, ex) bringing this issue up? I’m so frustrated I find it difficult to listen to the programs anymore. The Make It Plain show, Thom Hartman’s broadcast of the Wallstreet rally groups are not saying anything on how to make politicians listen!!!

We are notorious for sitting on our buts come election day, but whine when other folks politicians do something we don’t like. We need to vote in EVERY election – not just the presidential and make our voices heard!!! What is the Occupy Wallstr group doing to counteract the right's VERY SUCCESSFUL efforts to keep folks from the polls? We were able to elect Obama but we've got to show up EVERY ELECTION!!

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

How do you know if these "kids" aren't voting? I see people of many ages in the protest crowd.... not just "kids".

[-] 1 points by sqrltyler (207) 2 years ago

When soft money owns all the candidates, elections are worthless. This government does not serve the people. There are no dems or reps. Just puppets who do the bidding for the money that got them elected. This system of legal bribery has to change, in order for us to get our country back.

[-] 1 points by only1pbj (2) 2 years ago

PLEASE!! I appreciate what the Wallstreet group is trying to achieve but until someone gets these kids off the but and to the polls, they are powerless!!! There are only 2 ways to influence a politician – money and votes! Why is this so difficult to understand? This is how the Tea party was able to influence Congress.
WHY aren't the hosts on the Left (Left Sirius, ex) bringing this issue up? I’m so frustrated I find it difficult to listen to the programs anymore. The Make It Plain show, Thom Hartman’s broadcast of the Wallstreet rally groups are not saying anything on how to make politicians listen!!!

We are notorious for sitting on our buts come election day, but whine when other folks politicians do something we don’t like. We need to vote in EVERY election – not just the presidential and make our voices heard!!! What is the Occupy Wallstr group doing to counteract the right's VERY SUCCESSFUL efforts to keep folks from the polls? We were able to elect Obama but we've got to show up EVERY ELECTION!!

[-] 1 points by theRefugee (6) 2 years ago

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[-] 1 points by rosebr99 (1) 2 years ago

I just do not understand this art show. You are acting like business as usual complete with submissions and prices - I thought this was a protest! And to make matters worse, it is being housed in the 'historic JP Morgan bldg' -Yuck! This sends a bad & selfish message to the 99%!

[-] 1 points by Kristian (1) 2 years ago

Exhibiting (anti-corporate) art in the jaw of the beast—what could be more perfect?

[-] 1 points by justdallas (4) 2 years ago

the idea is to live in creativity while at the same time, acknowledging the darkness from which we are emerging. we need to live our lives as we wish, while still addressing the seriousness of the failed systems we are leaving behind.

what better way than to move forward, create prosperity for our people, and passion for our creativity?

the message is COME! Come occupy the VERY CORNER of capitalism to express exactly what it is you wish to express. submit your own art... show up after noon to see Marika TODAY. We will be building the show all day and night.

want to set up the tent and mock encampment? want to do shawdow puppets on morgan's old vault?

You have to look deeper to see the art in action that this show represents. you are part of it.

[-] 1 points by jleiz99 (2) from Geneseo, NY 2 years ago

Mindlessrobots, you are a bad man. A very, very bad man. I'm not going to give you a long response because a)you aren't worth my time, and b)there are a ton of perfectly good explanations on this site in the forums proving you completely wrong. I'm just going to add one thing because of how wrong you are. "Lifting up society?" Really? Lifting up society is turning a blind eye to the 40 million US citizens living in abject poverty? Lifting up society is going bankrupt in 2008 and then getting bailed out by our money, going against the very basic principle capitalism? And about these "bankrupt malcontents" you speak of... You've never heard of Dialectic Materialism, have you? Right, so once you study up a bit and stop being an idiot who has no idea what he's talking about, we can chat.

[-] 1 points by PeacefulGranny (3) from Foresthill, CA 2 years ago

TROLL talk. Ignore him.

[-] 1 points by depcsp (2) 2 years ago

Power to all!

[-] 1 points by depcsp (2) 2 years ago

Power to all!

[-] 1 points by GreenIguana (36) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Is it really appropriate for this to be held at the JP Morgan Building, considering JP Morgan/Chase is partly responsible for the economic disaster?

[-] 1 points by justdallas (4) 2 years ago

the idea of occupying the very corner of of wall st, in a former morgan bldg (now owned by the chinese) and doing what we LOVE...art, music, community.... is exactly the way to show the world the new economy.

come. please. bring your occupation/protest related art.

[-] 0 points by mindlessrobots (3) 2 years ago

You are such a tool. Why don't read an Intro to Business text to gain at least a rudimentary understanding of how the economy works. W/O Wall Street, you'd be eating out of garbage cans.

[-] 1 points by d3bug (29) 2 years ago

your nickname is rather appropriate for you.

[-] 1 points by cyborgjoc (2) 2 years ago

If you guys want to bring down the fed its actually really easy, just have everyone withdraw your money from the bank in cash it will freeze the whole US and the world. They only have so much paper monopoly money.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Take your money out of the bank and join a credit union. I'm going to do that this week.

[-] 1 points by mindlessrobots (3) 2 years ago

They can't withdraw their money from the bank you boob - they don't have any savings because they've never held a job. They should sign up for the service and be somebody!

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

Keep the ideas flowing.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 2 years ago

I LOVE this idea!!!!

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[-] 0 points by mindlessrobots (3) 2 years ago

It looks as though President Obama's 'divide and conquer' gameplan is working to perfection. Why don't these morally bankrupt malcontents at least attempt to earn a job as opposed to blaming it on those that have actually worked to achieve their goals while lifting up society in the process.

[-] 1 points by jdog (146) 2 years ago

I think it is good to be patient and hear them out if they are reasonable. It is natural for young people to desire a better way and to think they understand how the system works. School does not teach this stuff. A few years of working for "the man" and then trying to start your own business and trying to be "the man" has a way of educating you though...

[-] 0 points by jdog (146) 2 years ago

Let me get this straight. You want the government to control everything, but you show that when the government has a lot of power it abuses that power....

[-] 1 points by mindlessrobots (3) 2 years ago

That's right jdog; the whimps don't know what they want but they want to express their fake views just the same. Anything's better than actually having a job I guess.