hey you, why don’t you have a go at remixing our new single?
we’re releasing a redux version of “tracer” from our album, with some remixes by some of our favourite pals, but we’d also like all of you to have a go at messing about with it/making it into a better song/taking the mickey out of us…
UPDATE 11/15/12 5:30PM: Will have more analysis soon of today’s Order denying extension of Temporary Restraining Order enjoining City and Brookfield from changing rules. Follow on tumblr, twitter, and/or the web.
Brookfield Office Properties, owner in name only of the “Publicly Owned Private Space” at Liberty Plaza Park (a/k/a Zuccotti Park), have conspired with the Bloomberg Administration to do an “end-run around Occupy Wall Street’s First Amendment right to peaceable assembly” according to Civil Rights attorney Samuel Cohen of the Law Offices of Wylie M. Stecklow.
Having failed to remove demonstrators from the Park on other attempted legal grounds— claimed prohibitions against tents, disorderly conduct, etc— Mayor Bloomberg is using the thin cover of alleged sanitation concerns to constructively evict the demonstrators and impose strict new regulations. The plot started earlier this month with conservative media outlets describing the occupiers as ‘dirty’ and ‘unsanitary’, going so far as to report the mocking ‘mooning’ of a police car as a public defecation and characterizing typical NYC curbside garbage as unusually massive trash heaps. Having laid the public relations groundwork, Brookfield CEO Richard Clark sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner Kelly claiming unsanitary and unsafe conditions demand the Park be cleared. Mayor Bloomberg, after erecting the political cover of allowing the protesters to stay indefinitely so long as they obey the law, jumped on Clark’s letter to claim his hand has been forced. On Friday morning, the NYPD plan to clear the Park and enforce new rules drawn up by Brookfield which will make the survival of the demonstration more difficult.
Philippines. August 25. Youths were sprayed with a water cannon as they protested Thursday in Quezon, Philippines, against proposed National Expenditure Program, a program that would decrease subsidies at state universities and colleges by more than $12 million.
[Photos: Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images]
I am 25 years old and have $34,000 in debt for my education at a public university, even though my struggling parents sold their home to help pay.
I am lucky to have a found a teaching job in a caring community, but I am working part time and don’t have health insurance. I would have no way to pay medical bills if anything serious were to happen.
When I had health insurance at my previous job, the premium was ten percent of my income. Another twenty three percent went to paying my student loans.
A friend and I got a family plan together to save on phone costs.
I rented a Zipcar to move houses and got in a minor accident. The deductible was $500, payable immediately (there was no option to pay in installments), so I found myself one month behind on student loans.
I buy used, I ride a bike, I pay in cash, and I’m just barely fine.
It will be another month until I become eligible to join a local credit union, but in the meantime Chase just started charging me a $10/month service fee. Really?
I am the 99 percent.