Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Still Here” a poem by L. Hughes, for #OWS

STILL HERE  I’ve been scarred and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, sun has baked me, Looks like between ’em They done tried to make me Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’– But I don’t care! … Continue reading

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The 99% or Main Street?

A quick thought before I continue reading through David Harvey’s The Condition of Postmodernity for this morning’s fun: The language of “the 99%” is a welcome relief to the previous talk of “Wall St.” v. “Main St,” or the even … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Justice: thoughts on Brueggemann and OWS

The doing of justice is the prophetic invitation to do what needs to be done to enable the poor and the disadvantaged and the neglected to participate in the resources and wealth of the community. Walter Brueggemann I added the … Continue reading

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Christ the Slave and Occupy Wall Street, or Why OWS Should Matter to Christians

Occupy Wall Street went global yesterday–and remember, it started globally too–but I wonder how many of our churches think it matters (and for a whole variety of reasons). I want to make an argument that OWS does matter, for us … Continue reading

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Freedom Not Yet: Ch. 3 & Occupy Wall St.

Why do they occupy Wall St. instead of targeting D.C.? The third chapter in Surin’s book can be read as providing an answer to this “postpolitical” situation by turning to post-WWII economic history. The shift from the homo politicus to … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: from anti-corporatism to attacking racist-capitalism

Perhaps, as they are reduced to a fraction of a citizen, other Americans now catch a glimpse of what it means to be codified as only three-fifths of a person. Melissa Harris-Perry, “Are We All Black Americans Now?” In March … Continue reading

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