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Nancy Kricorian’s Statement on Occupy Wall Street for Occupy Writers

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


“The deeds of occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” ~ Robert O. Paxton, Vichy France

Drones: Tragedy, Not Comedy!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Drones: Tragedy, Not Comedy! By Nancy Mancias U.S. drone warfare is the topic of an upcoming dark comedy for FX, focusing on drone pilots in Nevada who commute to war and “bomb the hell out of the Middle East”. Although the description doesn’t specifically name the air base, one can only assume the project is [...]

From the Heart of Liberty Plaza

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


A lot has changed since we started occupying Wall Street 24 days ago. Voices take much longer to echo through the masses of bodies in Liberty Plaza, requiring two or three layers of repetition via the people’s microphone. The kitchen staff, once limited largely to serving the now-famous “occu-pie” pizzas (99% cheese, 1% pepperoni) lovingly designed by Libretto’s, are now cooking full-balanced, vegan meals, composting the scraps, and washing the dishes through an on-site grey-water system.

Meeting the Leader of the Tunisian Resistance @ Occupy DC

Friday, October 7, 2011


I went to DC three weeks before my wedding because there are two things that matter to me right now: marrying the love of my life and ending the Afghanistan War. In her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords, Parliamentarian Malalai Joya reminds us that on July 6, 2008 the U.S. military bombed a wedding party [...]

The 99% Are Not 90% Men

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


If week one of Occupy Wall Street was about surviving, week two has been about finding our voice. Some of the organizing and facilitation processes we’ve developed to make our movement inclusive and participatory have proven not to be enough, and we are constantly adapting and regrouping to ensure that everyone’s voice in this broad and vibrant coalition is heard.

Sunday, Occupying Wall Street.

Monday, October 3, 2011

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I arrived at sunset as the downpour ended. Melanie is moving through the community as if it were her living room. She has made friends and allies and nurtured relationships of mutual support. And of course her headquarters is the Wiki-Leaks truck!

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