Join us for the March Against Monsanto this Saturday!
We will be live printing at Union Square in support of fair food labeling and banning GMO frankenfoods. Stay tuned to our Twitter & Facebook pages for specific times and location updates.
There is also a possibility that live printing will be extended to New Brunswick, NJ! (Oooh, multitasking.) Details TBA…
We’re bringing our classic F-Bomb design and a new one that’s in the works…
Plus, we’ve just ordered a fresh supply of USA-made, organic cotton tees available for a $15-20 donation! Of course you can always bring your own favorite garments for upcycling — as we always say, “if you strip, you don’t have to tip…”
Join us for a day of educating, organizing, art making, celebrating and stickin’ it to one of the world’s most abominable corporate entities.
And of course… #FUCKMONSANTO
May Day 2013! 3 new designs, two parks, and at least 200 prints later, our squeegees smelled like burned rubber and there were sea of black cats in the crowd. May Day is like a birthday for the OWS Screenprinters. And we get to celebrate with all of our favorite friends!
^Designed by Kat Eng
^Designed by Julie Denise
^Famous design from May ‘68 demonstrations in Paris. “Beauty is in the street.” True then, true now
^Custom order for our friends Occu Evolve
Radical chess anyone?
Two workers’ cooperatives are occupying their time with their businesses, while still helping to promote the Occupy Wall Street movement and its message.
It’s tax season again. Let’s put off doing those returns for a brief game of baseball between the 99% and the Tax Dodgers, that nefarious baseball team that goes to bat for the 1%. They’ve proclaimed themselves the best team in the world because, in their words, “we own the league, pay off the referees, rig the game, and edit the scoreboard. In short, we are number 1. And by that we mean we are the 1%.”
These big timers were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where their uniform is on display with a plaque that reads: “The Tax Dodgers, a street theater project of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, do not actually play baseball games. Instead, they use humor and baseball metaphors to entertain their audiences and promote discussion about the American economy. In mock support of certain large corporations, all of the Tax Dodgers wear caps and jerseys with the same number, “1%.”
The real story of the 1% and their tax dodging escapades is vastly under reported and beyond disgusting. It is appalling that as some American families stretch themselves to pay taxes, many will have paid more in federal income taxes than some of the most profitable and ubiquitous corporations. When news media refer to “leeches” in society who pay little or no taxes, they’ll be referring to the poor in this country who can barely earn a living wage, not the 1% who have more money than anyone could possibly need. That’s why the awareness that the Tax Dodgers raise is so important.
Last year we printed the Tax Dodgers’ uniforms, as well as the uniforms of the Corporate Loopholes cheerleaders. This month, in honor of the Tax Dodgers we’re printing baseball tees and making them available on www.owsscreenprinters.com.
Wearing one of these jerseys is a guaranteed conversation starter, a perfect opportunity to educate on how corporations escape paying their fair share and highlighting the worst offenders.
Many of us impacted by Hurricane Sandy last fall found an amazing opportunity to turn tragedy into triumph. The grassroots formation of Occupy Sandy has been a beautiful success story — I, for one, was astounded by the speed and diligence with which OS took flight.
Family whom we know and love from Zuccotti/Liberty Plaza found new cause to rally together — as supplies and support poured in from across the country, and FEMA & the Red Cross predictably dropped the government charity ball, we found renewed purpose in taking matters into our own hands.
However, the fact remains that there is much work left to be done. Months later, there are still neighborhoods devastated by power outages, debris, flooding, mold and structural damage. Our work here is only beginning.
I am not one to advocate the purchase of material goods in support of charity organizations. I don’t think we should need a prize or reward for the good work we’ve done. However, the Occupy Sandy Wayfinder tees represent something more than just a prize trinket: They represent the work of independent activists, designers, and printmakers who were able to come together and give their skills in exchange for a message of hope and solidarity — and it just so happens that all the proceeds of each sale go DIRECTLY, EXCLUSIVELY, 100% to on-the-ground relief efforts happening now.
It is my sincerest hope that we can continue to reap the positives of such a devastating event — new opportunities for outreach, community building and skill sharing — and carry on finding our own paths to “being the change we wish to see.”
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We found this book in the bookstore of a mosque in northern Tehran, alongside memoirs of Iranian Revolutionary intellectuals, religiously themed pins and scarves, and postcards adorned with photographs of Iranian women Basiji training with AK-47s during the Iran-Iraq War.
Unsurprisingly, the translation of “Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America,” pictured above, is a major hit in Iran’s religious bookstores.
The fact is, official Iranian media absolutely LOVED OWS.
Occupy Wall Street: many of us participated, some of us got arrested, and all of us loved it. The dream of a better society and the struggle for social justice motivates protest movements around the world, and America is no different.
The official Iranian coverage, however, often gave the impression that the US government was on the verge of collapse, and at times the viewer half-expected conservative Iranian commentators to announce that the 99% General Assembly had proclaimed an Islamic Republic in the heart of Zuccotti Park.
<3 <3 <3 From the Knitting Needles of Occupy Wall Street! (Taken with Instagram)
From #s16 (Taken with Instagram)
Blends we did for the Occupied Wall Street Journal’s Kickstarter campaign (Taken with Instagram)