HHO endorses this day of direct action as not only an opportunity to make a political statement against budget cuts and on-going police brutality, but also to create astrategic profit loss within the toxic capitalist economic system.
From Seattle to San Diego, oppressed peoples of all backgrounds are mobilizing to shut down the power of the 1% in this coordinated national effort.
We choose to occupy capital, not capitol buildings, because we are no longer waiting to have our voices validated at the whim of elected officials.
It is the fact that the Port Shutdown is pushing the Occupy Movement in a more active, coordinated direction that Hip Hop Occupies stands in solidarity.
It has historically been a West Coast tradition to push the envelope of culture and struggle in this way. From the Black Panthers to Freestyle Fellowship, from NWA to the 1919 Seattle General Strike, the West Coast stays innovating.
Following in the footsteps of these West Coast innovators in both Hip Hop and Revolutionary struggle, Hip Hop Occupies to Decolonize Seattle is helping to coordinate rallies at 1pm, 3pm, and 6pm on Monday, December 12th. We are asking all our allies in the artist community to come MC, paint, dance, and create in the name of freedom and self-determination.
Monday, December 12th, 2011. Westlake Park and Port of Seattle.
*12:00pm: Hip Hop Occupies Artist Check-In at Westlake Park (4th and Pine)
*1:00pm: Rally and Performances at Westlake Center
*3:00pm: Rally and Performances at Port of Seattle (Spokane Street)
*6:00pm: Rally and Performances at Spokane Street Fishing Area
To participate, perform, speak and/or share at any of the D12 rallies in
Seattle, call (425) 223-7787, email HipHopOccupies@gmail
*Video of Support for D12 featuring Boots Riley of the Coup: http://youtu.be/OGqncu3wlEI
*For more info on the West Coast Port Shutdown visit: http://www.westcoastportshutdown.org/
*For more Info on Hip Hop Occupies to Decolonize visit: http://www.hiphopoccupies.com/