Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street

The National Council of Elders

Last September, when I visited Washington D.C., I encountered a small gathering at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial organized by a group called the National Council of Elders. The National Council of Elders is a group that was founded … Continue reading

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“It’s A Wonderful Life” And Occupy Wall Street

Christmas is not Christmas for me until I watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” at least once during the holiday season. “It’s A Wonderful Life” is one of the great heartwarming films that film director Frank Capra made during the 1930s … Continue reading

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Jasper and the Cop

I thought up the idea for this cartoon after reading an article in the San Jose Mercury News by Sean Webby about the spike in sick calls in the San Jose police department this year. This year the police department … Continue reading

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Music At “Occupy Wall Street”

Music has always played an important role in the fight for freedom, civil rights and economic justice. During the Revolutionary War, the tune Yankee Doodle was sung by American troops to mock the British and to praise the new Continental … Continue reading

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Two Cartoons On Occupy Wall Street and Economic Inequality

I did these cartoons a while back as a submissions to a cartoonist website and to the Tri-City Voice, but neither were published. I thought I’d publish it here in Everyday Citizen. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, a … Continue reading

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Poets At the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Poets have always had a strong presence in social justice causes. In the 1800s, Lord Byron supported the Luddites and Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire and Percy Shelley was an advocate for nonviolence and social justice for the lower … Continue reading

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The Weekend Before Halloween At Occupy San Jose

On Halloween weekend I dropped by Occupy San Jose to see if anything was going on. They were having face painting and various other activities for children who were visiting with their parents. I spent some time talking to the … Continue reading

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