Adam Jung
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Organiser with Occupy London and Artists & Industry Relations at Occupation Records

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The Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Will Never Face Justice, And We All F--king Know It

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (08:01)

On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown at least six times, killing him. Mike Brown's body was left on the street for the next four hours. What happened over the next few days was predictable and fueled the still continuing unrest...

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It Makes More Sense to Just Burn Down the Banks

(5) Comments | Posted 26 June 2013 | (08:21)

Before we get any further in this article I want to first say "Hello" to the NSA. So, What did you have for breakfast? Second, I should probably be clear that I'm not advocating burning anything, including a bank. However, objectively, I'm not sure why someone shouldn't.

Yesterday...

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The Boston Bombing Was Terrorism: A Response to Steven Kurlander

(19) Comments | Posted 30 April 2013 | (00:00)

On Saturday, the Huffington Post posted an article by Steven Kurlander titled 'A Lesson of the Boston Bombings: Stop Classifying Criminal Anarchist Violence as Acts of War.' It's a ridiculous title, but one that sums up the article's argument perfectly. The article, unfortunately, is the sloppiest piece of...

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Statement of Ernie Harburg on 'Ding Dong' and Thatcher's Passing

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2013 | (21:05)

Ernie Harburg is the son of the late Yip Harburg - the lyricist of "DIng Dong! The Witch Is Dead" (and all the songs in the "Wizard Of Oz") - and President of the Yip Harburg Foundation. He has released a statement passed on through Ian Baldry, the creator of...

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Why I Support Making 'Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead' Number One This Week

(172) Comments | Posted 10 April 2013 | (07:42)

As I write this, Judy Garland's Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead is listing at number two in the UK singles chart. On Amazon, three versions of the song have made the current top 20 bestsellers list, while Elvis Costello's Tramp the Dirt Down is at number 13. While supporters...

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The Geeks Have Inherited Rock n' Roll

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2013 | (19:42)

Recently when I was in Philadelphia I met a friend in a club in down town Center City. From the outside the Raven Lounge appeared to be about the same as any club. But when we got inside I realized this wasn't like the clubs I remember. This was a...

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With Occupy Sandy Relief, Occupy Wall Street Becomes a Movement

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2012 | (00:34)

When Occupy Wall Street pitched up at Zucotti Park in New York over a year ago, many people, even those of us involved, doubted it would be much more than a predictable street battle with the cops before we were all dispersed and sent home. I had the same feeling...

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School of Roccupy: Uniting Rockstars, High School Youth, and Occupy Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2012 | (14:52)

Activists involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement are working with a record label set up to support the movement to launch a high profile community outreach project. The School of Roccupy is a collaboration between Occupation Records and Occupy activists that aims to creatively engage high school students with...

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Finsbury Square Wasn't a Failure of Occupy, It Was the Failure of Austerity

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2012 | (03:16)

The Occupy London camp at Finsbury Square is being evicted. I'm desperately looking for a livestream of it from a porch in Philly, chain-smoking cigarettes, and keeping updated through the Twitter feed of Jules Mattsson. It feels all wrong. I was one of a small group who planned and carried...

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#SpringIsComing: The Evictions of Occupy London Show the Authorities are Scared

(10) Comments | Posted 29 February 2012 | (23:00)

As the bell tolled for midnight the bailiffs came. Backed by around 400 police and riot officers they encircled the occupation of St. Paul's. Christians kneeled down on the steps of St. Paul's in prayer would be thrown to the ground on the orders of the cathedral itself, and I...

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iOccupy: Occupation Records Challenge to the Music Industry

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (00:18)

When we announced that we would be launching Occupation Records this month we couldn't have asked for more support from the music industry. Artists have been eager to get involved and we've been overwhelmed with offers of advice and guidance from folks in the industry. For a bit there it...

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Occupation Records: How the 99% Run a Record Label

(4) Comments | Posted 24 January 2012 | (23:00)

It's cold in the Occupation Records office - a UBS-owned building on Sun Street, now occupied by the activities of Occupy London. I drag myself out of the warmth of my bed - a half deflated air mattress and a bundle of sleeping bags - and reach for my phone...

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Christmas at Occupy London

(12) Comments | Posted 28 December 2011 | (23:00)

It's cold and it's wet outside. That London drizzle, a phenomenon that lies somewhere between fog and sleet which London will suffer from nearly everyday until May has started to come down.

I'm in a queue of around 2000 people that has wrapped around St. Paul's for midnight mass,...

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