Tag Archives: Occupy Movement

The Fixx – 80’s Band Supports The New Rebellion With “Anyone Else” – Video

The classic 80’s band The Fixx, which is still going strong after 30 years has recorded thier new music video called “The Change” using images of a rebellion by the Occupy Movement for economic and social change.

Included in the video are Westboro Baptist Church stand-ins being splashed with mud by an angry mob of kids and a same-sex wedding kiss in front of them protesting.

A song for the new rebellion.

Great video.

Occupy San Francisco Offshoot Group “OccuPride” To Protest San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday

“OccuPride” an offshoot of San Francisco’s Occupy SF movement plans on protesting and “reclaiming” San Francisco’s LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday because its become “increasingly commercialized and co-opted by corporate interests.”

From its Mission Statement

The OccuPride Coalition “Community Not Commodity” is a collective assembly of queer/trans-focused community groups with established reputations in the Bay Area that have come together to strengthen and unify our diverse communities. We have come together to confront the 1% within our movement. We work for complete liberation of queer and trans people! Groups participating in/supporting this year’s Occupation are listed below.

This action is:

(1) A radical, direct action critique of the commercialization and commodification of the LGBTQI community. (2) A bold, creative and fun assertion of the largely untapped people-power present in our community. (3) A call  to community members who wish to step up and confront the existing corporate power structure.

This action is NOT:

(1) An attempt to take others’ thunder or disrespect any ongoing work being done by members of our community. (2) An attack on the Pride parade or its organizers; or aggressive homo vs. homo action. We work to strengthen our community!


To confront the 1% within our movement for complete Queer and Trans Liberation!! To celebrate our history and the lost narratives contained within that history. To recognize, foster, and celebrate the diversity within our community. To reignite and exercise collective queer power! Raise awareness of issues pertinent to the LGBTQI community.

Groups supporting and/or participating in this action include ActUp San Francisco, Gay Shame, Pride@Work, LAGAI/QUIT, Code Pink and other others.

OccuPride will also be holding a Post-Direct Action Rally and celebration at the site of Compton’s Cafeteria, where the infamous  Compton Cafeteria riots took place in 1966.

For more information visit:  Bay Area OccuPride 2012 or the OccupySF website

Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber Compares The Southern Poverty Law Center To The “Occupy Movement”

Matt Barber, (the scary looking thing above) of the Liberty Counsel out of Jerry Fawell’s Liberty University is livid that the SPLC last week cited some dangerous anti-government militia organizations as hate groups last week in their new listings.  So in retaliation Barber compares the SLPC to the “Occupy Moviement”

Like that’s a bad thing.

“Only in the eyes of a liberal, extremist group can those who embrace patriotism be considered dangerous, radical hate groups. This is a group of leftists who are demonstratively hateful. Yet the Southern Poverty Law Center is like-minded with the Occupy movement, so of course they’re not going to attack their buddies. That would be friendly fire. It should come as no surprise that the Southern Poverty Law Center and its credibility are spiraling down the abyss of irrelevance.”

Fatty Matty needs to understand that those white supremacist and anti-government militia groups are about as patriotic to preserving American liberty as storm troopers were patriotic to the preservation of Nazi Germany

Occupy Springfield Marches Against Anti-Gay Bigot Scott Lively

Yesterday Occupy Springfield (MA) rallied and marched against rabidly anti-gay activist Scott Lively. 

Lively’s  Abiding Truth Ministries is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. And Lively himself has has called for the criminalization of “the public advocacy of homosexuality”,  is directly linked to pending Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda, and is co-author of The Pink Swastika, which states in the preface that “homosexuals the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities.”

It’s too bad the crowd wasn’t marching with torches, tar and feathers.