Citing the potential of “Occupy Wall Street” to become a “global brand,” a Long Island couple has filed to trademark the name of the amorphous organization responsible for the protests and encampments in lower Manhattan and other U.S. cities, The Smoking Gun has learned.
In a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) application, Robert and Diane Maresca are seeking to trademark the phrase “Occupy Wall St.” so that they can place it on a wide variety of goods, including bumper stickers, shirts, beach bags, footwear, umbrellas, and hobo bags.
Co-opting for commodity, capitalists love Co-opting for commodities.
The “personhood” amendment on the Mississippi ballot on November 8 doesn’t just ban all abortions—an issue that my colleague Tim Murphy has covered quitewell. It would also likely outlaw several types of birth control and possibly make all forms of hormonal…
Gaaaah! My friend posted a great video highlighting 3 pregnancies and the doctors who attempted to force control over the women’s fetus before, during and after birth. 2 of the 3 women were staunch pro life activist but became pro choice when they realized the issue isn’t only about abortion but rather all aspects of women’s sexual health.
“Your premise that abortion is bad and should be reduced, lacks vision and fails to address the core issue. Which is – the American people do not trust or respect women as equal players in society, entitled and empowered to make their own decisions around their sexuality, ethics, and lives. The bottom line is, if women were respected and trusted as equals, abortion would hardly be an issue at all.”—
Joyce Arthur, founder of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (via anangryblog)