Danny Schechter, known as the News Dissector, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 72. I was sad to hear this, he was an intrepid investigative reporter and a fighter for human rights. He will be missed. I interviewed him during the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zucotti Park in 2011.
Someone is chalking the First and the Fourth Amendments around the neighborhood: asking for Comments, Shares and Likes. This chalk was on the hex tiled circle in the Central Plaza of Tompkins Square Park, a place where kids often do chalk drawings.
Wallbooked First Amendment chalked on the green painted wall around the hole where Mary Help of Christians once was.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
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NYC’s March Against Monsanto.
No Violence march through Tompkins Square Park in NYC by the Lower East Side Girls Club. Some of the girls used make-up to simulate blood and bruises.
Reverend Billy Talen and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir meet in Times Square in front of the Army recruiting station to preach about the perils to our friends the honeybees.
I asked Reverend Billy Talen how the court case against him was going. Last October he was arrested after the Choir did a musical performance in a mid-town Chase bank. At one point he faced a possible year in prison for this.