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User Image alwaysstandup Posted: Nov 9, 2017 4:35 PM (UTC)
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#TBT IF YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW #2013. At 22 years old, some friends and I visited the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy hit, and realized something needed to be done. We had barely graduated from Bard, some of us were still in school. As a young adult of the world, this was my first contribution, we raised $20K, and gave 100% of it to #OccupySandy, the grassroots organization stemmed from #OccuppyWallstreet . IT WAS AN EPIC NIGHT DURING EARLY #Chinachalet DAYS. We showed well-known artist next to unknown talents, many who are NOW KILLING IT. This wasn’t the final version of the invite, some artists and DJs missing, but it’s the only one I can find.
#BEUSEFUL
#BEENOUTHERE
#NEVERFORGET
#THEPLUG
#UWASNTTHERE
Shout out to: @sofiageld @shelbygjackson @l0l0lita @talineesme @tschabalalaself @vonspawn DJs @branchez @charlie_is_______
And so many others 💘
User Image statenisla Posted: Oct 23, 2017 8:00 PM (UTC)
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It’s the 5th anniversary of #SuperstormSandy. Parts of #StatenIsland still haven’t recovered. Time to build towards solutions. Where to begin? #Sandy5 March this Saturday over the Brooklyn Bridge! LINK IN BIO. #OccupySandy
User Image y2shae Posted: Aug 30, 2017 1:39 PM (UTC)
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User Image aerialmuktiyoga Posted: Aug 3, 2017 11:14 AM (UTC)
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#Repost @pashupayogi (@get_repost)
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#occupy yourself. You can occupy yourself with distractions, or occupy your self by being present. Maybe you occupy yourself with octopi. 🐙 occupy the 8 limbs of yoga like an octagon. Sacred geometry is aligning with the divine. Occupy yourself with being right here, right now. Embrace this moment remember we are eternal all this pain is an illusion. 🛠 I just found that #occupysandy is a hashtag. Sandi is the #yogi in this 📸 occupying her toes with a sign. Coincidence? You decide. But don't get preoccupied. #navasana #yogaphotography #yogafun #yogini #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryblessedday #yogaeveryday #boatpose
#occupy yourself. You can occupy yourself with distractions, or occupy your self by being present. Maybe you occupy yourself with octopi. 🐙 occupy the 8 limbs of yoga like an octagon. Sacred geometry is aligning with the divine. Occupy yourself with being right here, right now. Embrace this moment remember we are eternal all this pain is an illusion. 🛠 I just found that #occupysandy is a hashtag. Sandi is the #yogi in this 📸 occupying her toes with a sign. Coincidence? You decide. But don't get preoccupied. #navasana #yogaphotography #yogafun #yogini #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryblessedday #yogaeveryday #boatpose
User Image q.mauvins Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:33 AM (UTC)
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#dlmchallenge #215 of #365 Another World such an amazing moment in history deserved a better documentary. Although it was interesting hearing about the post occupy moments such occupy Sandy #movies #movies🎬 #moviereview #moviereviews #vanillagorilla #netflix #documentary #occupy #occupywallst #democracy #occupysandy #protest #capitalism #wallstreet
User Image justinstoned Posted: Jun 3, 2017 7:10 PM (UTC)
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The sounds of the neighborhood is making me miss my brother Liam hard today. Rest in Power. #uptherebels #anonymous #occupy #occupysandy #activism #rip
User Image smashleeyb Posted: Jun 1, 2017 3:40 PM (UTC)
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#tbt to my most wonderful birthday last week! Aris gave me the #occupysandy patch he received during his work helping with the hurricane sandy relief work and proceeded to tell the story over and over again about how he will be forever grateful because he had told me he would take me out on his motorcycle and I said sure but we had to go to Staten Island and help with hurricane sandy relief (I had begun doing community organizing in my neighborhood right after the disaster). Instead he got his car, helped me load it with supplies (#rootscafe) allowed me to set up a donation drive plus two fundraiser shows. Aris and I and a team of various people went out the next 3 weekends until I unfortunately succumbed to a severe bacterial infection and had to spend 3 weeks in ICU. Aris continued the cause for 3 months while I was sick and recovering. He also let me know how special my mom was (which I already know) because he was fortunate to meet her on two different occasions. I will miss Aris, amongst many others once I leave but I'm glad I have memories like this and was definitely humbled by Aris's love and high-esteem towards me as he shared this at least 4 times on Sat. 😀 and @m_diaz_art I'm sorry your flowers got a bit crushed in my purse but thank you! #birthdayparty #lastoneintheslope #goodfriends #goodpeople #hurricanesandy #occupysandy #humanitarianwork #behuman #helpthoselessfortunate #goodmemories #southslope #brooklyn #quarterbar #partyhardy #ilovemypeeps
User Image wordsmythen Posted: Oct 5, 2016 9:45 PM (UTC)
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How can we smash #capitalism if we have no capital? How are we gonna fundraise capital if we want to smash capitalism? Easy, by capitalizing on the capitalist. #seriousquestions #occupysandy #organisingwoes
User Image theglobalmovement Posted: May 17, 2016 2:07 PM (UTC)
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Hurricane Sandy was a 2012 mega storm that caused over $75 billion in damages. Sandy's rain became arctic snow in the west. The Red Cross raised over $23 million, much of it to pay inflated salaries & kickbacks sadly. January 29 2013 $50.5 billion relief was signed into law by Obama. Money never flowed where it was needed most. March 2014, displaced hurricane victims protested the Nassau Legislative building in #Mineola, #NY to raise awareness.

Occupy Sandy was & continues as an organized relief effort created to assist the victims of #HurricaneSandy in the northeastern United States, later to teach other state occupy groups facing catastrophe how to feed thousands & organize response aid. NBC news said #Occupy #Sandy out performed #FEMA on Nightline news. The collision of groups awake to the hijacking stood by truth for all and continued, instead of fighting, moving forward with construction teams & medical committees, building, planting, & blooming #evolution not #revolution. Clearly nothing has changed but actually gotten worse. Millions of #NJ AID WAS STOLEN from the very people in need of help promised. The money came & the money went & nobody was watching, leaving thousands of homeowners from the Rockaway's to the Jersey Shore's suffering in the "disaster after the disaster". Common people can only do so much. It's the policy makers & so called leaders of the state to follow actions of good will upon the people- if not who will?

The #OccupySandy effort worked in partnership with many local community organizations in #NewYork City and #NewJersey and has focused on mutual aid in affected communities rather than charity, and long-term rebuilding for more robust, sustainable neighborhoods. Occupy Sandy reignited the soul of old Brooklyn churches for the first time since nearly 50 years ago- freely feeding those in need, organizing relief & real action with 24 hour support through the first winter post-Sandy. Without any national certification or education coordinators became self taught & came from around the world to help. Imagine if just one billion went to do real good developing true organic systems rather than forced commonwealth bigotry.
#truth
User Image missionpraxis Posted: Nov 16, 2015 9:45 PM (UTC)
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"I created this image #inspired by You Are Never Alone's work that so strongly speaks to the power of working together and #strength in #community. Their name alone summons hope, which is why I chose a banner flying out of the storm, and the hand represent the aid we are #capable of in times of #crisis that ideally #transcends the crisis mode and carries on throughout our lives." -Pete Railand

beautiful new art from @culturestrike & @justseeds "We Are The Storm" climate change art portfolio, created by @lookbacktosee Pete Railand in collaboration with #OccupySandy.
To purchase this print, go to: bit.ly/watspete #artistoftheday #peterailand
Check out this new installment of the "We Are The Storm" climate change art portfolio.

@culturestrike, in collaboration with@justseeds, has forged partnerships between artists and frontline environmental justice organizations to create a provocative, limited-edition art print portfolio that highlights the urgency of climate change on these communities.

This piece is by Pete Railand (@lookbacktosee) in collaboration with Occupy Sandy @occupysandy.

Artist statement: "I created this image inspired by You Are Never Alone's work that so strongly speaks to the power of working together and strength in community. Their name alone summons hope, which is why I chose a banner flying out of the storm, and the hand represent the aid we are capable of in times of crisis that ideally transcends the crisis mode and carries on throughout our lives." -Pete Railand

To purchase this print, go to: bit.ly/watspete

#art4 #art4change #artivism #artivist #activist #politicalart #humanrights #socialjustice #racialjustice #climatechange #climatejustice #environment #environmentaljustice #environmentalist #wearethestorm #occupysandy
User Image wyattgallery Posted: Nov 6, 2015 3:29 PM (UTC)
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Three years ago this week, I joined @benlowy and @ruddyroye to document the aftermath of hurricane Sandy in New York City. Then Two years ago this week we launched the book #SANDY with Daylight Books and @foleygallery. There are now only 50 books remaining!! We've been able to raise over $30,000 to support people getting their living situation back to normal with @alisonthompsonofficial and also #occupysandy. It feels great to use my photographs to contribute towards making a difference and it was an honor to work with so many talented influential photographers like @lyleowerko @stephenwilkes @edkashi @michaelchristopherbrown @13thwitness @mistergoodlife @itsyosra @hankwillisthomas and many more. Thanks to everyone who has supported this book. Www.hashtagsandy.com
User Image j.mcmillen Posted: Nov 11, 2015 3:23 AM (UTC)
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It's been three years since we were deployed to #hurricanesandy we worked the evacuation shelter at #lehmancollege and mucked and gutted the Rockaways and Breezy Point with #fdny New York Phil, Eswin, Ruben, Maurice, and all the many others we met, worked with and helped out. What a life changing experience. #occupysandy #wcc #gettingthingsdone
User Image theglobalmovement Posted: Nov 10, 2015 3:23 PM (UTC)
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Where #FEMA fell short, #OccupySandy stood strongly. Whatever #Occupy was- transformed after Hurricane Sandy hit #NYC, #Breezypoint & #NJ. The #creative communities in rough economic slums & the harsh sufferings of so many good hearted people- transformed into upholders of good & gave such spirit throughout a dark era in rough times. Even the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 9th 2012 gave praise to this band of local responders & rebuilders. Churches became active once again, using their huge kitchens to once again feed people freely on donations. People united, some still without homes, jobs... While Wall Streets power was turned on in hours after the hurricane in 2012. There are two sets of worlds with two sets of laws which is the dividing problem.

For far too many people, those harrowing hours were just the beginning. Three years later, far too many lives still hang in the balance.
In #NewJersey, an inspiring group of Sandy survivors are in the midst of an action outside the statehouse demanding accountability & fairness in the ongoing #recovery process. Brought together by the NJ Organizing Project (NJOP) & a coalition of groups and individuals (including a few former Occupy Sandy organizers), these activists are camping out in #Trenton to demand Governor #ChrisChristie & other officials finish the job that should be their top priority.

We're asking supporters of Occupy Sandy to stand with these folks—all still living the reality of Sandy—by supporting the work of the NJOP and others still fighting for #justice. Please sign their petition to Governor Christie & follow them to get involved in their #future work.

There is still so much work to be done.

The New York Times- 11.9.12: "This stretch of the coast remained apocalyptic, with buildings burned like Dresden and ragged figures shuffling past the trash heaps. There was still no power, and parking lots were awash with ruined cars. On Wednesday morning, as the winds picked up and FEMA closed its office “due to weather,” an enclave of Occupiers was huddled in a storefront amid the devastation, handing out supplies and trying to make sure that those bombarded by last month’s storm stayed safe & warm."

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