1. What is the #Occupy movement?

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    A roundtable discussion with students and activists either directly involved with Occupy Wall St. or who are closely following the #Occupy movement. Description: The recent #Occupy protests are driven by discontent with the present state of affairs: glaring economic inequality, dead-end Democratic Party politics, and, for some, the suspicion that capitalism could never produce an equitable society. These concerns are coupled with aspirations for social transformation at an international level. For many, the protests at Wall St. and elsewhere provide an avenue to raise questions the Left has long fallen silent on: What would it mean to challenge capitalism on a global scale? How could we begin to overcome social conditions that adversely affect every part of life? And, how could a new international radical movement address these concerns in practice? Although participants at Occupy Wall St. have managed thus far to organize resources for their own daily needs, legal services, health services, sleeping arrangements, food supplies, defense against police brutality, and a consistent media presence, these pragmatic concerns have taken precedent over long-term goals of the movement. Where can participants of this protest engage in formulating, debating, and questioning the ends of this movement? How can it affect the greater society beyond the occupied spaces? We in the Platypus Affiliated Society ask participants and interested observers of the #Occupy movement to consider the possibility that political disagreement could lead to clarification, further development and direction. Only when we are able create an active culture of thinking and debating on the Left without it proving prematurely divisive can we begin to imagine a Leftist politics adequate to the historical possibilities of our moment. We may not know what these possibilities for transformation are. This is why we think it is imperative to create avenues of engagement that will support these efforts. Towards this goal, Platypus will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions with organizers and participants of the #Occupy movement. These will start at campuses in New York and Chicago but will be moving to other North American cities, and to London, Germany, and Greece in the months to come. We welcome any and all who would like to be a part of this project of self-education and potential rebuilding of the Left to join us in advancing this critical moment. The Platypus Affiliated Society October 2011 ------------------------ Roundtable Participants Phil Arnone is a grad student in NYU's Draper Interdisciplinary Program. He has been active in the anti-war and alter-globalization movements since high school; was an organizer with Students for a Democratic Society and a member of United Students Against Sweatshops while completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Mary Washington, where he was a student organizer for the campus living wage campaign which successfully won a living wage for all University workers in 2006. After college he worked as a boycott organizer for UNITE HERE, the hotel and food service workers union. He has been active in the Occupy Wall St. movement, and is working on linking up existing workers' and immigrants' rights organizations to OWS and connecting the OWS protests to the ongoing struggles throughout the city. Jackrabbit began his political awakening as an anarchist in Philadelphia in the late 80s where he was a squatter and volunteered at the Wooden Shoe infoshop for many years. After hitchhiking across the US and Europe he finally ended up in San Francisco where after many years he would eventually obtain a Bachelor's in International Relations at San Francisco State University. Currently he works at a marketing agency in midtown Manhattan. Jackrabbit is a member of the Politics and Electoral Reform working group at OWS and is also involved with the inter-occupation communication initiative being developed at OWS. Chris Maisano is a public librarian in Brooklyn, rank-and-file activist in DC37 Local 1482, and chair of the NYC local of Democratic Socialists of America and in solidarity with Teamsters art handlers' union at Sotheby's. He is a contributing writer for Jacobin. Maisano is part of the OWS Demands Working Group. Lisa Montanarelli has been active in antiwar protests, community health activism, LGBT rights, and a variety of other causes since the late 1980s. She worked for California Prevention Education Project (Cal-PEP), providing HIV street outreach to people of color, sex workers and homeless youth. After earning her Ph.D. in comparative literature at U.C. Berkeley and teaching college level, she became more deeply involved in community health education—teaching for San Francisco Sex Information, and—as a hepatitis C patient for over 20 years—facilitating workshops for patients and healthcare providers. She co-authored The First Year Hepatitis C: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed and three other non-fiction books. Lisa is a member of the OWS Education and Empowerment and Think Tank Working Groups and helps the Coaching Working Group by interviewing occupiers and blogging at www.visionaries.co. She is also active in the Stop Stop-and-Frisk movement, and through the Interdependence Project. Montanarelli facilitates meditation sessions for OWS at Liberty Plaza. Jordan Morrel has been at Occupy Wall Street for four weeks. At OWS he has served as a facilitator for the General Assembly, and has focused on Sanitation, Mediation, and having conversations with people about such typically taboo subjects as the connections between capitalism and democracy in the United States today, and the radical idea of building society based on respect, not fear, of each other. Jordan grew up in San Francisco, where he was a mental health and substance use counselor, worked at a non-profit volunteer-run collective "Bike Kitchen," and participated in Food Not Bombs, Reclaim the Streets parties, Critical Mass, and other silly activities. He plans to stay in NYC indefinitely. Laura Schleifer created the word 'artivist' to describe her life's purpose as an artist-activist. A NYCbased writer, theater artist, and NYU Tisch grad, her work has spanned the Middle East, where she performed for Palestinian and Iraqi children on a theater/circus tour, to an NGO in Nicaragua, where she taught English through the use of theater, to off-Broadway, where she's performed her sociallyconscious songs and monologues at theaters throughout New York with the Theaters Against War network, and worked with homeless and at-risk youth as an Artist Mentor. She also served as Outreach/Panelist coordinator at this year's Left Forum conference, and and organized and chaired a panel on whether the USA should owe amnesty to undocumented immigrants fleeing from U.S. imperialism. Her original feature screenplay, The Feral Child, was a Sundance Screenwriters Lab finalist, and her short play, Toyz in tha Hood, lead to a NYC arts grant for the First City Theater Co. She also writes for several publications, including Looking Glass Magazine and The Leftist Review. Laura is currently developing a homeless 'survival guide' website at www.wheninneed.org. Schleifer is part of the OWS Alternative Economies Working Group. ***Unless otherwise stated by the participants, their comments today do not necessarily reflect the overall opinion of their respective Working Groups.

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    • What is the #Occupy Movement?: Part II Roundtable Discussion

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      What is the #Occupy Movement? A series of roundtable discussions hosted by The Platypus Affiliated Society. This is the second part of the discussion series held in New York City. Speakers: Hannah Appel (OWS Think Tank Working Group), Erik Van Deventer (NYU), Nathan Schneider (Waging Nonviolence), Brian Dominick (Z Media Institute) Held on December 9, 2011 at New York University. The recent #Occupy protests are driven by discontent with the present state of affairs: glaring economic inequality, dead-end Democratic Party politics, and, for some, the suspicion that capitalism could never produce an equitable society. These concerns are coupled with aspirations for social transformation at an international level. For many, the protests at Wall St. and elsewhere provide an avenue to raise questions the Left has long fallen silent on: What would it mean to challenge capitalism on a global scale? How could we begin to overcome social conditions that adversely affect every part of life? And, how could a new international radical movement address these concerns in practice? We in the Platypus Affiliated Society ask participants and interested observers of the #Occupy movement to consider the possibility that political disagreement could lead to clarification, further development and direction. Only when we are able create an active culture of thinking and debating on the Left without it proving prematurely divisive can we begin to imagine a Leftist politics adequate to the historical possibilities of our moment. We may not know what these possibilities for transformation are. This is why we think it is imperative to create avenues of engagement that will support these efforts. Towards this goal, Platypus will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions with organizers and participants of the #Occupy movement. These will start at campuses in New York, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia but will be moving to other North American cities, and overseas to London, Germany, Greece, India and South Korea in the months to come. We welcome any and all who would like to be a part of this project of self-education and potential rebuilding of the Left to join us in advancing this critical moment. The Platypus Affiliated Society December 2011 Questions Discussants were asked to consider the following questions: 1. In light of the recent series of coordinated and spectacular evictions that took place on November 15th, as well as the international Day of Action that followed two days later, is it fair to say that the #Occupy movement has entered into “phase 2”? If so, what is the nature of this new phase of the movement’s development? How has the occupation been forced to adapt to a changing set of conditions on the ground and what sorts of fresh difficulties do these new conditions pose for the occupiers? A moment of crisis can often be a moment of opportunity—what direction do you feel the movement should take in order to remain viable and relevant? 2. There are striking similarities between the Occupy movement and the 1999 anti-WTO protests in Seattle. Both began in the last year of a Democratic presidency, were spearheaded by anarchists, were motivated by discontents with neo-liberalism, and were supported by organized labor. What, if anything, makes this movement different? How is it a departure from Seattle? What are the lessons to be learned from the defeat of the anti-globalization movement? 3. Some have characterized the #Occupy movement as sounding the tocsin for “class war” (e.g., of the 99% vs. the 1%). Others recognize the fact of dramatic inequality, and want the #Occupy movement to spearhead a set of economic reforms. Others see #Occupy as transforming something revolutionary beyond the “economic”. These perspectives point to radically different directions for this movement. Would you characterize this movement as “anti-capitalist”? (Should it be?) If so, what is the nature of these “anti-capitalist” politics? In what way does the #Occupy movement affirm or reject the political ideas of anti-capitalist movements before it? 4. Some have become wary about the role of labor organizations in the #Occupy movement. Concerns point to the possibility of eventual “co-optation” into Democratic Party politics. Others worry that the “horizontal,” leaderless structure cultivated by the occupiers might be undermined by the decidedly top-down, hierarchical organization of labor unions. Certain of these collaborations, for example between the labor activists and occupiers in Oakland, have been seen as highly fruitful. Still, the broader call for a general strike that some organizers have hoped for has so far not been met. What role should organized labor play in the #Occupy movement? 5. One division that emerged early on among the occupants concerned the need to call for demands. Some took issue with the content of the demands, arguing that if these are to be truly “representative of the 99%” they cannot assume a radical stance that would alienate a large section of the population. Others worry that demands focused on electoral reform or policy would steer the movement in a conservative direction. Some call into the question the call for demands in the first place, as these would limit — even undermine — the open-ended potential for transformation present in the #Occupy movement and could only close revolutionary possibilities. What, if any, demands do you think this movement should be calling for? And, more importantly, what kind of social transformation would you like to see this movement give rise to? 6. What would it mean for the #Occupy movement to succeed? Can it? Roundtable Participants Brian Dominick has nearly 20 years' experience as an activist, organizer, and journalist. In his writing and lecturing, he has largely focused on questions of strategy and tactics for far-reaching social change. Forming and consulting alternative institutions has been a specialty of Brian's, from affinity groups to worker coops to 501(c)(3)s to international activism networks. He is a former co-founder of NewStandard News and instructor at the Z Media Institute. Erik Van Deventer is a doctoral student at NYU in the Department of Sociology, presently working on the political economy of finance. He has been active at OWS and in the demands working group. Hannah Appel earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. With research interests in the daily life of capitalism and the private sector in Africa, in particular, Hannah's work draws on critical development studies, economic anthropology, and political economy. Her current project - Futures - is based on fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in the transnational oil and gas industry in Equatorial Guinea. Nathan Schneider is an editor for Waging Nonviolence. He writes about religion, reason, and violence for publications including The Nation, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The American Prospect, and others. He is also an editor at Killing the Buddha. ***Unless otherwise stated by the participants, their comments today do not necessarily reflect the overall opinion of their respective Working Groups.

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      • 2014 Irondequoit Street Dance

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        Up2Somethin' performs at Irondequoit's 2014 Fourth of July Festival Street Dance on July 3rd, 2014

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        • 9/11 - ZEHN JAHRE DANACH. KenFM-Spezial - Komplette Sendung!!

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          Manchmal muss man schon verdammt gute Verbindungen haben, um ein so wichtiges Datum, wie den Geburtstag Beckenbauers auf einen Sonntag fallen zu lassen. Der politisch interessierte Mensch, mit intaktem Langzeitgedächtnis wird sich erinnern, dass damals auch ein Flugzeugunglück in Amerika live im Fernsehen übertragen wurde. Schon wenige Stundem nachdem die dabei zu Schaden gekommenen Immobilien über der eigenen Grundfläche zusammengesunken waren, war klar, woher die Täter stammten: Saudi Arabien. Leider ist es den Vereinigten Staaten und Partnern auch 10 Jahre nach diesem historischen Schlag nicht gelungen in Saudi Arabien mal vorbei zu schauen. Statt dessen waren sie und ihre Freunde erst zweimal im Irak und dann in Afghanistan. Dieses scheindilettantische Vorgehen hat Methode. Das weiß jeder, der sich den Abschluss-Bericht der 9/11 Kommission aus dem Jahre 2004 mal vorgeknöpft hat. Statt wichtige Fragen auch nur im Ansatz zu beantworten stellt man Theorien auf a lá "wie es gewesen sein müsste". KenFM erläutert Sonntag den wirklichen Stand der Erkenntnisse UND was wir 10 Jahre nach 9/11 noch immer nicht wissen. Auch als MP3-Download auf www.kenfm.de Komplette Sendung von KenFM vom 11.9.2011 - (C) 2011 KenFM

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          • Church Got Talent 110114

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            Churches involved: SFGCSyracuse - www.SFGCSyracuse.org Syracuse 1st Ukrainian - www.all4theglory.com Buffalo - www.buffaloslavic.com Utica - https://www.facebook.com/houseofprayerutica Binghamton - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYr0UEPi4N32N6gemTJ6gMQ 1. Introduction/Вступление Pastor Michael Savich/Пастор Михаил Савич (Time/Время 0:00) Romans 12;11 (К Римлянам 12;11) Sermon Topic/Тема: Diligence/Усердие 2. Worship encouragement/Поощрение к поклонению Andrey Savich/Андрей Савич (Time/Время 20:21) 3. Worship/Поклонение – Jesus is the center/Иисус в центре (Time/Время 23:19) 4. Worship/Поклонение – Hidden in You/Я сокрыт в Тебе (Time/Время 29:36) 5. God’s protection/Божья охрана – Andrey Savich/Андрей Савич (Time/Время 34:16) 6. Worship/Поклонение – Hide me/Скрой меня (Time/Время 35:50) 7. Encouragement to praise/Поощрение к прославлению Adwin Zhushma/Эдвин Жушма (Time/Время 41:58) Psalm 150:1-6/Псалом 150:1-6 Topic/Тема: Praise with everything you got/Прославляй всем чем можешь 8. Binghamton/Бингхамтон – Teenage orchestra/Подростковый оркестр – I’m joyful and happy/Радiю я i торжествую (Time/Время 45:42) 9. Binghamton/Бингхамтон – Jesus you’re worth much for me/Иисус как ты дорог для меня (Time/Время 47:55) 10. Binghamton/Бингхамтон – Teenage orchestra/Подростковый оркестр – I worship you Allmighty God/Перед Тобой склоняюсь я (Time/Время 50:41) 11. Binghamton/Бингхамтон – When night again spreads its wings/Когда опять расправляет крылья ночь (Time/Время 54:08) 12. Binghamton/Бингхамтон – Teenage orchestra/Подростковый оркестр – You are my strength when I am weak/Он моя сила Он мой щит (Time/Время 57:58) 13. Binghamton/Бингхамтон – We believe in God the Father/Мы верим в Бога Отца (Time/Время 1:00:43) 14. Intermission/Итермиссия Paul Savich/Павел Савич (Time/Время 1:04:51) Hebrew 1;1 (К Евреям 1;1) Topic/Тема: God’s diversity/Божье многообразие 15. Utica/Ютика – Testamony/Свидетельство – Robert Kulesus/Роберт Кулесус (Time/Время 1:06:56) 16. Utica/Ютика – Teenage orchestra/Подростковый оркестр – Fields have ripened/Нива побелевшая стоит (Time/Время 1:10:45) 17. Utica/Ютика – Teenage orchestra/Подростковый оркестр – My Jesus my Savior/Господь мой Спаситель(Time/Время 1:14:31) 18. Utica/Ютика – Teenage orchestra/Подростковый оркестр – Shine Jesus shine/Сияй Иисус сияй(Time/Время 1:18:07) 19. Syracuse 1stUkraininan Church/Сиракуз 1-яУкраинская Церковь – Introduction/Вступление – Olga Rudko/Ольга Рудко (Time/Время 1:21:59) 20. Syracuse 1stUkraininan Church/Сиракуз 1-яУкраинская Церковь – For sunlight everyday/За те що свiт сонця (Time/Время 1:22:51) 21. Syracuse 1stUkraininan Church/Сиракуз 1-яУкраинская Церковь – Introduction/Вступление – Olga Rudko/Ольга Рудко (Time/Время 1:25:54) 22. Syracuse 1stUkraininan Church/Сиракуз 1-яУкраинская Церковь – God is our Father/Бог наш Отець (Time/Время 1:26:56) 23. Syracuse 1stUkraininan Church/Сиракуз 1-яУкраинская Церковь – Instrumental/Мелодия – You are the Rock of my salvation/Ти скала мойого спасiння (Time/Время 1:31:16) 24. Massachusetts/Массачусетс – God’s mercy/Божья милость (Time/Время 1:34:35) 25. Massachusetts/Массачусетс – Intermission/Интермиссия (Time/Время 1:39:13) Jeremiah 9:23-24(Иеремия 9:23-24) 26. Massachusetts/Массачусетс – Lift me up/Подними меня (Time/Время 1:45:18) 27. Massachusetts/Массачусетс – Poplar/Тополя (Time/Время 1:48:34) 28. Buffalo/Буфало – Song Introduction/Вступление к песне (Time/Время 1:53:40) 29. Buffalo/Буфало – Autumn/Осень (Time/Время 1:54:37) 30. Buffalo/Буфало – Song Introduction/Вступление к песне (Time/Время 1:58:24) 31. Buffalo/Буфало – Another time/В другое время (Time/Время 1:58:46)......

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            • Putnam County Legislature meeting July 2, 2013 (unedited video)

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              Unedited video of Putnam County Legislature Meeting. New York

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              • Slavic Full Gospel Church Harvest celebration service 101914

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                1 Preacher / Проповедник: (Time/Время 23:06) Genesis 8;20-22 (Бытие 8;20-22) ; Genesis 8;20 (Бытие 8;20) ; Genesis 7;8-9 (Бытие 7;8-9) ; Genesis 8;21 (Бытие 8;21) ; Genesis 8;22 (Бытие 8;22) ; Sermon Topic / Тема: Our Great God. / Наш Великий Бог. 2 Preacher / Проповедник: (Time/Время 54:17) Matthew 13;36-43 (От Матфея 13;36-43) ; Mark 4;26-29 (От Марка 4;26-29) ; Sermon Topic: Spiritual Harvest. / Духовная Жатва. 3 Preacher / Проповедник: (Time/Время 1:40:56) Joshua 1;8 (Иисус Навин 1;8) ; Deuteronomy 8;10-11 (Второзаконие 8;10-11) ; Deuteronomy 8;19-20 (Второзаконие 8;19-20) ; Sermon Topic / Тема: The Commandments of the Lord. / Заповеди Господни.

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                • Lecture: Nile Rodgers (Madrid 2011) - Part 1

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                  If you ever turn on your radio, chances are you are already familiar with the work of Nile Rodgers. First and foremost associated with his band CHIC and super hits like "I Want Your Love" or "Le Freak", Rodgers’ extra-sharp guitar play and production expertise can also be heard on timeless records by David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna, Sister Sledge and Diana Ross. Watch his epic three-and-a-half-hour-long session with Benji B at the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid. Good times, indeed. Watch the second part of this lecture here: http://vimeo.com/32401638

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                  • Cold Spring Village Board Meeting. December 2nd 2014

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                    Full video of the Cold Spring Village Board Meeting. December 2nd 2014

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