With meetings wrapped up and a brighter future mapped, Occupy heads North from Philly, at least the Guitarmy does, with sometimes rocker/activist and ex-Rage Against the Machine maestro Tom Morello at its head. Morello in his Rage salad days are featured in the video above. Details on the march are at philly.com, blogger and tweeter Dustin Slaughter offers a broadcast (on occasion) of the live event via ustream
While Occupiers bake in Philly sun and prepare to join the masses swarming Independence Mall for the USA's 236th birthday, they may be forgiven for embracing/echoing the spirit of the Founding Fathers, who envisioned a democratic, or at least “republican,” form of government. Or at least a government not beholden to big banks.
In the aftermath of Sunday's arrest of 26 occupy demonstrators for allegedly blocking a roadway, Occupy NG plows forward, meeting in small groups, discussing the way forward. Philly.com
While the United States from Eastern Seaboard points West swelters - amidst power outages and an increasingly shaky grid - the first ever Occupy National Gathering (Occupy NG) gets underway in Philly. In the soaring temperatures : speakers, workshops, art/performances and the omni-present “clashes” between protesters and cops, who seem as intent on discouraging assembly as the protesters are in hurling insults and taunts; non-violently, of course. As seen in the video above, the extreme heat works wonders for the temperament.
They are the target of Occupy, and now they make their first cameo n the comic Archer and Armstrong, as a group of arch-villains called “The One Percent” who the teen heroes must take on. The characterization shows the villains running a secret cabal in the bowels of Wall Street, risking human lives and the fate of civilization itself in their pursuit of riches.