Occupy Love began as an investigation of global warming, then a wave of revolutions swept across the
Arab world and Europe, finally crashing on American soil in the
form of Occupy Wall Street. In each case, Velcrow was there to capture events on film.
Occupy activists join
the front lines against student debt this Friday at Washington Square Park.
As 2011 draws to a close, #OWS sends out thanks to its supporters. [Video]
These personal accounts capture life at Zuccotti Park, as experienced by a young Civil Rights attorney and mother who arrived at the Occupy Wall Street protests a skeptic, but who was quickly pulled in by the excitement of witnessing a new movement being birthed.
The ego is
adept at seducing us into a state of self-righteousness. It is this
that enables us to justify a turn to violence. If we fall into an urban guerilla war scenario, the
proverbial gates of Hell will open. Perhaps it is our karma for this to
happen, but it is not too late to repent and take a higher road and hold a vision of loving inclusiveness, of universal peace.
To the powers that be: sorry to hear you are so full of fear, that with violent disregard for democracy you felt compelled to bulldoze the heart of the people’s park of parks into the ground. Don't fear us, join us. This movement is here to stay, here to grow, here to evolve. Love is the movement.