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I was wondering if there was a ribbon in place to show solidarity and did a google search and found this page but with only 35 supporters.

Do any of you know if there is a National Ribbon one could make and wear or if
each Occupy have their own.  It is a good idea and one could make their own without
buying into corporate hype...

I think wearing a ribbon is showing people where one stands on the movement.

I would think someone would use this as a grassroots motivational fundraiser as well.
Trust me..I have no interest in this ribbon selling or giving or making but it is a good

go to the jump

I saw at Occupy Gainesville some of the people against the OWS could not really
be distinguished from the ones supporting.

Here is the link to the ribbon thingy I found,

If there is one being displayed ..please let me know so I can make mine.
Black and Blue is what the oppression to me represents and I liked this person's

If that flag ever needed to be turned upside down is now.
When you have millions in the street nationwide protesting...and 99 percent overrun
by the 1 percent well that is definition of an upside down thing.  distress...but it looks like the rules may have changed and could get some flack.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 08:51:41 AM PDT

  •  Don't know anything about the expanding (4+ / 0-)

    symbology of the movement, but your idea seems correct.  It captures the darkness being felt by all threads in the movement: anti-war, anti-poverty, anti-greed and corruption, and so on.  

  •  Good idea. That twibbon ribbon looked awfully (1+ / 0-)
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    fancy.    I had in mind taking a blue ribbon and painting half of it black.    Also the upside down flag is a good idea.   Everyone with access to a color printer and some kind of photo shop can make a pin   cut out, glue on cardboard, glue pin on back or bit of fabric and pin through it.

    Wish I had the money to ship OWS a roll of ribbon and markers.   and pins

    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by maybeeso in michigan on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 10:50:16 AM PDT

  •  Nice idea (3+ / 0-)
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    flowerfarmer, Gordon20024, Vetwife

    That 'blue' looks almost purple to me, not a Dem blue in other words, which is okay.

    You could make one of these by glueing a smaller black ribbon onto a wider blue/purple ribbon. Or sewing them. Hobby stores have sales this time of year--check the website for Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, or whatever such stores are in your area--often there is a printable coupon on their websites for a discount.

    ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~

    by sillia on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 11:05:10 AM PDT

  •  an armband might be better for protesters (2+ / 0-)
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    Gordon20024, Vetwife

    than a ribbon. more visible. But both options would be cool. Or a bracelet maybe.

    •  For the armband, (2+ / 0-)
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      sillia, Vetwife

      just cut the ribbon longer.
      I like this- wide blue ribbon with a black stripe that can be sewn, painted or stapled on.
      Everyone could make a roll of these for 5 bucks or so- Jo-Anns fabrics is having a big on line.

      Sew ribbons on everything like fringe - it would look incredible with the wind blowing the symbol of power of the people while marching down the street.

      I will volunteer to sew some up quickly if there is a consensus that this would be an acceptable symbol.

  •  If someone knows someone in the (0+ / 0-)

    General Assemblies...I say ....mention it....I like the idea
    of both.  Do you know how many people wearing that ribbon to the store or whatever who hasn't heard or see it dispalyed on their pastor or bishop or council man or neighbor might ask..what is that for?   Bingo....
    Surprised no one has nationalized the black and blue ribbon before.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 04:36:21 PM PDT

  •  meaning of upsidown flag (1+ / 0-)
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    I read from

    If a crew abandons a ship in distress to save their life, the last thing to do (if they have time to do so) is to turn the flag upside down. This means that they give up any right on the vessel or cargo and anybody who manages to rescue the ship afterwards could keep it.

    So are we ready to abandon ship? Another site said this
    Flying the American flag upside down is indeed a type of SOS signal. Section 8a of the United States Flag Code states, "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

    Hmmm are the 1% in any danger of that? I am not sure - but if one should decide to put this into any occupation they better damn well understand the implications of it.

    As for the ribbons, it is nice and hopefully will boost awareness when not at the protest, like at the market or other place like church etc. But I would want to Tie a yellow ribbon around my tree out front - to bring our troops home and Black and blue one right there with it signifying unity for the 99% and all it stands for.

    •  The one percent is not in danger of (1+ / 0-)
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      losing property or life...but the 99ers are or have thus through lack of healthcare, wars, foreclosed homes,  job loss, sickness, that sort of loss of property and extreme
      danger to life.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 11:08:18 AM PDT

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