Here’s a nice thing about the arts community in NYC. It’s vast and weird and throws you into rooms with every sort. You can look for patterns or abstractions, you can rage in any direction. Or you could listen, absorb, soak it in and gestate.
I’ve done a lot of that lately- going to meetings, lectures, talks, marches, seances… the best conversations lately have been about community. The breath and depth of those who aspire to make an impact in their world locally and globally is truly inspiring. Occupy was their rallying point- the 99 percent is their constituency.
Art has a small but important part in the conversation. It is sometimes the vehicle to spread the word. And sometimes it is word. The many projects on May 1st will play tribute, little odes to joy or to truth. Tiny spectacles.
This May 1st has a particular resonance. The country is on the brink of another all consuming political ragefest. Election cycles turn our national dialogue into a pissing match over who gets to eat the urinal cake.
If you’re curious about some more wholesome ways to connect to your community, come on out to Bryant Park or any of these spots and join in. Hope to see you!
On April 5 WikiLeaks supporters around the world donated $5 to WikiLeaks to beat the blockade, some people asked what else they could do to raise awareness and help beat the financial blockade that has been crippling WikiLeaks funding for over 500 days. And Some, like Andrew Partos took action and called MasterCard, one of the companies blocking funding to WikiLeaks.
Andrew Partos is adamant that It is alleged that Mr Masters said “MasterCard have every right to stop dealing with whoever we want to.” “MasterCard acted on the instructions of the PM (Julia Gillard) and the Attorney general (Robert McClelland)”
Is it possible that Mr David Masters of MasterCard and Former Attorney General, Robert McClelland have not only know each other and kept in contact over the last 15 years, but also spoke to each other in early December 2010 to orchestrate the blocking of funds to WikiLeaks?