"We’re not bad people. We just come from a bad place."

Sissy Sullivan, Shame (2011).

nickthejam:

I may not have gone where I intended to go..

nickthejam:

I may not have gone where I intended to go..

Protesters waking up in Egypt, February 2011.
Top Ten of 2011 series, finale: Change in the Middle East. Peace out, yo. 

Protesters waking up in Egypt, February 2011.

Top Ten of 2011 series, finale: Change in the Middle East. Peace out, yo. 

(via jackrubytuesday)

"People Help the People" by Birdy. 

Beautiful. 

(Source: youtube.com)

"Will the actions on Wall Street abate our youth crisis, our teen suicide rate, our domestic and sexual abuse, or our alcohol and substance abuse in Indian Country? Will it heal our broken families and communities? Will Wall Street stop the rape and plunder of Mother Earth by the mining, oil and energy interests? Will it halt the ecocide, ethnocide, lingocide, and genocide of the indigenous peoples in North America?"

While I don’t completely agree with everything in this article (quoted above), I think that it does make a good point in general about OWS. Not even only in relevance to the American Indian cause but to Occupy protests across the globe. Is the current focus on WS’s socio-economic effects distracting from the “socio” aspect of the problem? Or rather, is it making the problem smaller than it really is, when we could be encapsulating more issues as a part of protest?