AMANDA PALMER JOINS OCCUPY SEATTLE’S DAY OF SOLIDARITY

November 10, 2011.

World renowned musician and one half of the critically acclaimed Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer will be performing at Occupy Seattle in Westlake Park on Saturday 11/12/11 at 5pm. Following her sold-out performance at Moore Theater on 11/9/11, Amanda decided to stay in town to support Occupy Seattle and donate her time and talent to the cause.

In addition to Ms. Palmer, other guest artists include Adrian Xavier, a reggae musician in the grandest traditions and DJ Michael Manahan who made his mark with integrity and staying power, serving up solid and sometimes slamming grooves.

Occupy Seattle’s Day of Solidarity Rally runs from 1pm to 6 and is organized to celebrate the many successes of the movement including:

· Successful occupations at Seattle Central Community College, City Hall and Westlake Center;
· Successfully creating community with respect for all;
· Living a new model of empowerment and decision making;
· Supporting thousands of Washingtonians as they broke up with their banks;
· 5000 marching on 10/15/11 to protest economic injustice and;
· Saying no to Chase Bank and Jamie Dimon.

Formed on October 1, 2011, Occupy Seattle is a leaderless movement of concerned Americans who have taken to occupying public spaces in order to focus our nation’s attention on the undue influence of large corporations on our government, elected leaders and our democracy itself. It is inspired by and modeled after the Occupy Wall Street movement.

2 Responses to AMANDA PALMER JOINS OCCUPY SEATTLE’S DAY OF SOLIDARITY

  • msmikestew35 says:

    The peti-bourgeois character of the organizers is in full display.

    People are losing their homes and getting kicked out of their jobs. Students face mounting debt and increasing inability to start or complete their university education. People are dying because they can’t get treatment for a curable illness.

    In the land of milk and honey, there is widespread hunger.

    But the OWS organizers want to party.

    And they claim to represent the 99%.

    Nothing shows more clearly the treacherous role of the peti-bourgeois than such actions of utter callousness. This action spits on the faces of the suffering masses but the organizers are oblivious to it – to these fine ladies and gentlemen, the working class does not exist! Yes, we can all go to hell for all they care, so they can keep pottering around in the “respectable” profession of identity politics.

    It is time to say, OWS has been co-opted. The elements in the organizers point to the involvement of Democratic party supporters, particularly those that give it oblique support like the International Socialist Organization (ISO).

    It is vitally important to wrest the leadership of the movement out of the hands of such charlatans.

  • msmikestew35 says:

    David Walsh on the role of ISO, identity politics in the OWS movement :

    http://wsws.org/articles/2011/nov2011/iden-n11.shtml

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    The ISO’s embrace of the Occupy movement has amounted from the beginning to attempting in a relentless manner to turn the protests toward the reactionary trade union officialdom and the identity politics milieu, in the name of “reaching out” and “broadening” the protests. The conscious aim is either to see the movement suppressed or transformed into an extension of these various wings of the Democratic Party.
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