accesselujah!!! 05.25.2006, 1:22 AM
posted by ben vershbow
if:book took to the streets yesterday at the National Day of Out(r)age protest outside Verizon world headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Here's Reverend Billy, a local performance artist/activist who styles himself as a televangelist (he's sort of annoying, but entertaining in small doses). His cry: "accesselujah!"
The crowd was quite small, fenced in along a single block outside the towering Verizon building. A few handfuls of grassroots media folks and other miscellanies gathered to protest the odious COPE HR5252 legislation, which threatens net neutrality and PEG (Public, Educational and Governmental) Access channels on TV. The mission is to rally one person for every telecom/cableco lobbying dollar. Judging by yesterday's turnout, things aren't looking so hot.
I kinda liked this sign though:
Sally on May 25, 2006 11:26 AM:
Also great was returning to work after this protest by train--that was in part protesting privacy issues & verizon's privacy MO-- and spotting the following Verizon ad in the subway car:
We know that you know that we know a good paranoia specialist around here.