Photographed by John Penley

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“There are always squatters in New York,” said Freeman. “But there hasn’t been a squat movement — an organized effort to claim property — since the 1970s and 1980s.”

“Don’t just squat to live, but live to squat.”

(Source: morusnyc)

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ART: “HANKSY”
Living in New York’s Lower East Side just got a few percent more pleasant today, as mysterious images of a man calling himself “Hanksy” have been popping up all over the neighborhood.
Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. (Source)

ART: “HANKSY”

Living in New York’s Lower East Side just got a few percent more pleasant today, as mysterious images of a man calling himself “Hanksy” have been popping up all over the neighborhood.

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. (Source)

(Source: bestweekever.tv, via elyselauryne)

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
— A great quote from the well known cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead … for all of those who believe in the power of community involvement and participation.

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An old event poster/notice

An old event poster/notice

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PROTEST: Keeping Parks Open to the Public, Photo by Q. Sakami

PROTEST: Keeping Parks Open to the Public, Photo by Q. Sakami

(Source: morusnyc.org)

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PROTEST: Occupy Wall Street, Snow White by Kip Lyall
Another quote from the website: “Truth can reach the public in other ways. In fact, you can even shame the press into reporting it. Actually, cartoonists do that.” —Noam Chomsky.
Check out our Occupy Fountain Ride video, and other upcoming MoRUS Occupy events.

PROTEST: Occupy Wall StreetSnow White by Kip Lyall

Another quote from the website: “Truth can reach the public in other ways. In fact, you can even shame the press into reporting it. Actually, cartoonists do that.” —Noam Chomsky.

Check out our Occupy Fountain Ride video, and other upcoming MoRUS Occupy events.

(Source: kiplyall.blogspot.com)

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PROTEST: Occupy Fountain Ride 

Activists “occupying” fountains across Midtown Manhattan in a mass celebration meant to put the public back in public space.

(Source: morusnyc)

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