occupy
Election 2012 and Beyond: Voting to Spread the Sparkle
It’s that time of the year again!  That time when Americans are bombarded by generic promises cooed through shiny white politician teeth.  Also a time when America’s top dog and his biggest rival play highschool mean girls- talking mad shit behind each others backs (on national television).  Every time we turn on the TV, we can’t help but be reminded how much America sucks, and that it’s all home boy’s fault; or, conversely, how much America is going to suck if dude man takes the big seat.  It’s interesting to see how campaigning has evolved in our lifetimes from commercial...
Occupy Charleston Spreads the Sparkle All Over Santorum: An Interview with the Glitter Bombers
After a disappointing third place finish in South Carolina’s Republican Primary, Occupy Charleston protesters informed presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, that his presence was unwelcome in their beloved state. I had the opportunity to discuss Rick’s glitter bombing incident with Occupy Charleston’s Chris Inglese and Adiranna Varedi to further investigate the movement and our country’s current political disposition from Occupy Charleston’s point of view. Sparkleberry Lane (SBL): The Republican Party is facing a lot of controversy from the Occupy Protesters around the country, is there a candidate Occupy Charleston sees potential in, or does no one offer what America needs at...
Foreclosure Crisis
In response to Occupy Wall Street’s Call for a “National Day of Action,” regarding the millions of families facing fraudulent foreclosure, I teamed up with my local Occupy, here, in Charleston, SC, to help raise awareness about this issue in our community. The document you are about to read will be printed off, handed out, and placed in local businesses in support of the movement.  Please feel free to comment below if you, yourself, or someone you know is facing foreclosure. Owning a home is a paramount feature to building a proper family; it is indicative of a person’s pursuit of...
All Day, All Week: Occupy Wall Street
It’s hard to make the American who sees no concrete goal or purpose to Occupy understand the importance of why protesters sleep on cold and sometimes wet cement, night after night. Lately, I’ve been astonished when informing my peers about what’s going on at Zucotti Park, and their initial response is “What’s that?” Amongst the warriors of the mass, in the height of the rally, I spent this past week in the Mecca of all Occupies, at Zuccotti Park, in New York City to collect my own observations and report back to you. On October 10, 2011 four of my friends...
Observations from Occupy Wall Street
Sparkleberry Lane has contributors across the nation and has been fortunate enough to have one in the heart of New York City. Sorcha Richerdson, a student at the New School, has been assigned to cover Occupy for one of her journalism classes and is sharing her experience with us here at SBL!  Be sure to read her insightful article after the video, and feel free to leave your thoughts below!  Power to the people. Since September 17th, Zucotti Park in Manhattan’s Financial District has been transformed into a makeshift campsite for the growing number of protesters spearheading the ongoing Wall...
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