Thursday, March 29, 2012

Occupy May Day: #NoWarButClassWar

May Day 2012 is coming. Are you ready to strike?

One reason why Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has caught on while so many other protests and fledgling movements did not, is this fundamental idea: 99%. A steadfast commitment to recognizing classism is a big part of what’s helping OWS endure and grow.

Class warfare is nothing new. It’s a real war and it’s been waged—top-down—for centuries. However, here in the US—thanks to corporate propaganda—the “top” has more often than not managed to convince the “down” that talking/thinking about class is, well…un-American (or just plain delusional).

Therefore, the distinct lack of discomfort with which OWS discusses and encourages class warfare is downright revolutionary and we may see it taken to the streets on May 1.

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One of my recent OWS photos:


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Talk to the Universe: Voices of #Occupy (part 1)

One of the occupiers who came to my talk told me how deeply impressed he was by my presentation, and he thanked me for what I do.

I joked about how I’ve been doing this for decades—basically begging people to occupy without using the word—and sometimes thinking that I was being ignored.

He smiled and I’ll paraphrase his response: “We’re all talking to the universe, Mickey, and so were you. You weren’t being ignored but sometimes it takes a while to be heard. We hear you now.”

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One of my recent OWS photos:

Like a human might have done 500 years ago, I followed the drum beat home to my tribe


Video of my 3/23 talk @ Jivamuktea Café:

Mickey Z: #Occupy for All Species


OWS video taken after I did my talk:

Posted on 03/27 at 08:26 AM
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

DeOccupy Animal Experimentation

If your ten-year-old neighbor strapped down his pet bunny, used metal clamps to keep its eyes wide open, and poured Mommy’s perfume directly into those unprotected eyeballs, you’d presumably be horrified. Even if Junior professed he was tormenting Mr. Rabbit in the name of good, he’d surely be on a collision course with Ritalin.

Well, fast-forward 20 years, place Junior in a white lab coat, and voila: he’s an esteemed member of the scientific community. Such is a world in which animal experimentation is big business.

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One of my recent photos:

Inside. Looking Out.


March 23 MZ event:

Let’s welcome the American Spring at Jivamuktea Café on March 23

As the #Occupy movement continues to grow and evolve, how and where do animal rights and other dark green issues fit into the now infamous 99%?

Join New York City’s own Mickey Z. - subversive author of 11 books - for an urgent and inspirational call-to-arms, re: OWS, activism, speciesism, ecocide, veganism, holistic justice, the 2012 election, and so much more - followed by Q&A/discussion.

If you’ve never been to a Mickey Z. event, check your expectations at the door and prepare to be #Occupied.

Friday, March 23 @ 7pm

Jivamuktea Café
(Organic/Vegetarian/Vegan/Non GMO)
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd floor (@Union Square)
New York, NY 10003

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