Jeff Beemer, a founding member of The Human Orchestra, recently accompanied some of his bandmates on a trek across the United States. This is Jeff’s travel diary, of sorts, or the first part: New York City!
There’s been a lot of debate recently about freedom of expression and the pros and cons of forcible removal. We’ve heard repeated calls of “what’s the point?” and “do you have any idea what you’re doing?” Even participants seem less sure of themselves day by day, and only seem to stick it out because of peer pressure.
As Occupy movements across Canada are being broken up or settling in for a long winter, Jeremy Green explains how Occupy stands for something greater: democracy, in a pure form. A look back at the purpose of assembly in strong democracy.