MotherJones article “It’s the Inequality, Stupid”

November 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s the Inequality, Stupid

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Doors and Windows

October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

You can find these photographs on my website under Architectural – Doors and Windows

Train Catcher

October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

…and then life called out to her with arms wide open and she ran to them like a train without brakes. And she was blinded by the trajectory but barreled forward through memories yet to be put to rest, loves that lingered as if still present, and moments yet to be unraveled. And she felt free in this momentary chaos, raw and untouchable. She was moved by anything, anyone that caused her pause. And she would stand still briefly and say “I know you well” with arms wide open and allow them to run to her like a train without brakes.

You can find this photograph and more on my website under Modes of Transportation – Trains

The Faces of Occupy Wall Street – Oct. 26th Night Solidarity

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Faces of Occupy Wall Street – Supervisor John Avalos

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

“I came to prevent what happened in Oakland from happening in San Francisco. I want to be here to support the Occupy Protest and I believe in why they are protesting here. I believe in their constitutional right to free speech and assembly. I think that constitutional right trumps any law we write here at the local level that says they can stay in our parks or not.
What [the occupy protestors] are talking about is bigger than our parks. It’s about our economic system that supports the few over the many and the few are getting richer. The many are getting less and less wealth in their hands to be able to provide for their families; provide for their elders; to have education that is adequate to help people advance. No healthcare, no housing and I believe those are the conditions we need to change. I support the protest that is calling for those things.”

The Faces of Occupy Wall Street – Bela Gaskin

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

“I am 34 years old. I’m here to understand what this movement is about. I do understand that I’m in debt. Trying to educate myself and my children. First I lost my job, then I lost my home and I can barely afford to feed my kids. So I want to understand what can I do to help the movement. I’m here to learn what it will take to satisfy the people here.
I want to live in a country where I can survive. My sister lives in Europe, Germany, and she has two kids like me and she lives comfortably. Her healthcare; she’s able to go to the doctor when she needs to. She has a living situation where she’s not stressed out. She’s able to stay at home and take care of her kids while her husband works. I can’t do that. We have an equivalent education.
In America we’re basically oppressed by big banks and I don’t want that for my daughters. That’s why I’m bringing them. To show them that they don’t have to go for that. I’m oppressed and I’ll probably be oppressed for the rest of my life but I don’t want them to be oppressed. That’s why I’m here. For them. For the future of this country. I love this country and I can’t go anywhere else. So I want this country to be the best it can be. That’s why I’m here.”

Vintage Poster – Pyramid of Capitalist System

October 26, 2011 § Leave a comment