Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



A few months ago there were a number of protest movements across the United States and in other countries.  I was able to capture the activities of the Occupy Pittsburgh Movement in photographs.  

Below the video contains a number of the signs the movement posted in their camp site located on Mellon Green.

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16 Responses to “TRAVEL THEME: SIGNS”

  1. Wow, great post, Francine, that photo of the guy holding the ‘Freedom isn’t Free’ sign is really powerful! xxx

  2. Perfect Francine, I posted about Occupy Exeter last year, they weren’t as well organised as Pittsburgh appears to be.

  3. Great post, Francine. I love the “People over profits” sign.

  4. We didn’t have much activity over here on the other side of the state, but I was in Seattle for part of that time, and their “occupy” areas were extensive. Enjoyed the signs!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your comment.

  7. Thanks for posting this Francine. I regret not being able to cover the occupation in Toronto. In a way, you’re keeping the movement alive long after it has run out of steam.

    I think it’s a shame when people ignore the significance of reactions like these corporate/financial occupations around the globe. Malcolm X once said, “You haven’t got a revolution that doesn’t involve bloodshed.” The occupations; however are in fact bloodless revolutions. That’s what peaceful “sit-ins” really are.

    People revolt when their feel their backs are against the wall, and they need change.

    True, sometime we go about getting what we need and want the wrong way, whether we needlessly shed blood or stage sit-ins of drastically limited impact that eventually fall to the wayside. In either case, they have shown that an established system has run amok and badly needs fixing. I think that’s tremendously significant, and woe to us if the social and econmomic leaders who have the power and resopurces to affect positive change for all ignore the revolt.

  8. Great post! It came to my mind that this would also work for the ‘wrong’ challenge…so many things wrong with our world!

  9. well done Francine…I followed these protests hoping it would lead somewhere – alas not apparently

  10. Very sobering (yet much needed) post. Great one, Francine! 🙂

  11. such uplifting signs!

  12. Signs that make you think and feel. Thank you.

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