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Topic: occupy

Occupy OKC

Watch interviews with a pair of Occupy movement protesters in Oklahoma City.


News

Clifton Adcock
Occupy OKC protesters set up camp in Kerr Park on Monday evening, beginning what they determined an indefinite occupation of the park.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupational goals

Occupy OKC demands change for the greater good.


News

Clifton Adcock
The 21-year Army veteran at first was unsure whether he wanted his name included in this story.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shame on The Oklahoman


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
An Oct. 12 editorial in The Oklahoman (“Occupy Wall Street movement: Raging against what exactly?”) described the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators as “useful idiots” who were protesting “The Man” — people like Steve Jobs.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Park after dark

Recent incidents test the calm between Oklahoma City police and Occupy OKC.


News

Clifton Adcock
Unlike the arrests and pepper sprayings that have characterized the Occupy Wall Street movement elsewhere, the relationship between Oklahoma City police and local protesters has not been confrontational.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The 99 percent


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Local government officials can’t obscure the larger picture in their ongoing skirmishes with the Occupy OKC protesters.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zombie Vs. Shark — Wunderkind/Dogs & Guns


Rock

Matt Carney
Norman’s Zombie vs. Shark embody a lot of the purest tenets of rock ’n’ roll, the foremost being the long-standing premise that loud, rude guitar music is one of the best, most fun ways of waggling a middle finger in the face of The Man.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

VOTD: Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce

Watch and read along with the new Springsteen single.

The first single from Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming “Wrecking Ball” is out, and it’s got a lot of The Boss’s signature touches on it. Including, but not limited to: big-rock drums, rich strings and protest lyrics that’ll undoubtedly get adopted as a mantra by simpler-minded mainstream fans across America like “We take care of our own / Wherever this flag is flown.” With an evangelistic twist, he might as well have titled it “Born Again in the USA.”

Give “We Take Care of Our Own” a listen, and read along with the lyrics yourself. All this SOPA/PIPA, Occupy movement and corporate-bailout business has undoubtedly fueled the Jon Stewart-watching Springsteen into recording what an early press release described as his “angriest” album ever.

While it isn’t wholly predictable, I’m going to try my hand at forecasting the subject matter on “Wrecking Ball”’s tracklist:

1. “We Take Care of Our Own” — A pointed criticism leveled at the federal government’s lack of empathy toward the lower-middle class. (I had the benefit of, you know, actually listening to the song on this one.)
2. “Easy Money” — A biting rocker mocking the 1 percent.
3. “Shackled and Down” — An emotive, first-person drama about torture by waterboarding?
4. “Jack of All Trades” — A ballad about Joe the Plumber’s bid for office?
5. “Death to My Hometown” — A gray-hued love letter to a down-on-its-luck Asbury Park.
6. “The Depression” — The recession.
7. “Wrecking Ball” — Something about the subprime mortgage crisis?
8. “You’ve Got It” — A winsome love song set amid a recessing economy?
9. “Rocky Ground” — Your guess is as good as mine here.
10. “Land of Hope and Dreams” — Throwback to the pioneers, y’all!
11. “We Are Live” — A swelling piano anthem reminding the listener to embrace his or her democratic responsibilities?

Wrecking Ball” is available for pre-order and set for release on March 6, on Columbia Records.


by Matt Carney 01.19.2012 2 years ago
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Rev up

Changing hearts and minds one song at a time, Emma’s Revolution keeps fighting the good fight.


Music

Chris Parker
Emma’s Revolution
7 p.m. Saturday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley
bluedoorokc.com
524-0738
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Village people

Occupy’s protests have given way to communal advocacy.


Features

Greg Horton
The Occupy movement has all but disappeared from the news, but it is growing and refocusing in Oklahoma. Occupy Tulsa and Occupy Oklahoma City have added groups in Bartlesville, Lawton, Norman, Shawnee and Stillwater, among others.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
 
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