Monthly Archives: October 2011

Citations for struggle and protest

Full text here: https://politicalcrumbs.wordpress.com/citations-for-struggle-and-protest/ Summaries: Piven: Disruption of the status quo in the US by withholding cooperation can wield significant leverage and force new ideas into political discussion and eventually significant legislative concessions. The lack of disruption over years inevitably … Continue reading

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This woman is my hero

(starts at :50)

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Where I get my news

NYTimes just did a great article on DemocracyNow, which I paste below. I get most of my news from the two most independent and objective sources I can find, which are Democracy Now and AlJazeera. DemocracyNow’s idea is to let … Continue reading

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October 15 protests

The world is occupied: Here are just a few of the 900 cities occupied yesterday in protest of our system of economic injustice and institutionalized greed United States: occupation protests on Oct. 15 Chicago Phoenix Santa Rosa Denver Boulder Little … Continue reading

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Wealth gap in America

Much of the anger and frustration driving the Occupy protest movement is a reaction to the enormous and systemic inequality of wealth in our society. It is hard to see real unemployment hit Depression Era levels while bankers incomes continue … Continue reading

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Stiglitz: “right now, we are worse than old Europe”

Why we should protest:

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Against steve jobs

I have been astonished at the affect poured out regarding the death of Steve Jobs, replete with apple icons in personified emotional states of all kinds. The point is by now banal, but corporations and their icons have entered our … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy of the American Dream

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How the wall “works”, or annexation by security

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Speeches from Occupy Wall Street (running list with some exerpts)

¬†zizek. here. we are witnessing how the system is destroying itself. we are not dreamers. they are the ones dreaming if they think that things can continue this way indefinitely.¬† jeffrey sachs. here. According to “dozens of opinion surveys in … Continue reading

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Why support the Occupy Wall Street movement?

The occupiers themselves are pretty clear about the issues, so it’s a real sham that the television journalists on CNN and FOX claim not to understand. Perhaps they can avert the gaze of the media for a while longer, but … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street protestors are just a bunch of punk hippy dropouts

See?

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Why Columbus Day is worth celebrating

Here is Columbus, shortly after sighting the “new” world, inhabited by over 50 million natives. He was only there to bring them civilization and live in Christian companionship, as we see in his own letters on the first meeting: They … Continue reading

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Jean Genet

This interview is filled with a strange sense of cruelty. Jean Genet visibly searches for a proper way to exist before the television camera, to speak without being appropriated by the mode of the televised documentary or the narratives, held … Continue reading

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Jesus was a socialist

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WFJ points out the obvious: Um, what about the constitution?

A few years ago we were arguing that the government can’t tap our phone just because it feels like it. Today we find ourselves insisting that the government cannot kill us just because it wants to. Are there really people … Continue reading

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America, where speech is not free and protest is not allowed

Politicians and police are getting desperate to shut down protest in the US. The last thing the government wants to allow is a growing movement of protest. In this country, you are supposed to comply and consent and consume and … Continue reading

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Obama, how’s the Nobel Peace Prize working out?

Recent accomplishments: Assassinating an American citizen by executive fiat, without judicial process. Campaign promise to close Guantanamo: now permanently annulled! War front two: Afghanistan and beyond! War front three: how many civilians can we kill in Pakistan and Yemen with … Continue reading

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Killing al-Anwar, killing the US constitution: merci Obama

Glenn Greenwald summarizes and says all that needs to be said. If you think it’s alright for the president to bypass any judicial process and basically kill people at will *because he wants to*, because he claims they are a … Continue reading

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