Monthly Archives: November 2011

How the government will spend its discretionary monies in 2012

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Now that Mubarak is gone, Egypt is free and democratic!

For example, you can now protest and practice free speech without fear of police or army repression. If you are a woman, you can feel safe in the streets and well-protected by the government. An ample space was given for … Continue reading

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The forces of counter-revolution amass (reacting to Occupy)

It is no secret that the forces with the most stake in the status quo, namely the business class and those currently running the state itself, can be expected to use every available tool to react to any perceived threat … Continue reading

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Interview of Francis Fox Piven (strategy and tactics of struggle, and Occupy Wall Street)

The perspicacious Doug Henwood, of the Left Business Observer, interviews Francis Fox Piven on the subjects of the how social struggles work, what strategies of struggle are most effective, and how to think about Occupy Wall Street. If you have … Continue reading

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The atomic bomb and Hiroshima: We had to drop it, to save American lives, right?

Hiroshima was bombed by the US on August 6, 1945. The common argument in favor of the decision to drop the bomb was that the Japanese would have drawn out the war and many Allied lives were at stake. There … Continue reading

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How did you fare Buy Nothing Day?

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Occupy Everywhere: Roundtable with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, P. Bruener, Rinku Sen, W. Greider

This was a great roundtable discussion on the current state of the Occupy movement, some ideas and analysis, and possibilities for moving forward. I typed out part of the transcript of the roundtable on the fly, so please excuse lack … Continue reading

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Foucault in a cowboy hat

 

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Joss Whedon’s The Dollhouse: some thoughts

I just finished watching the two-season television series The Dollhouse, which has left me with a lot of thoughts. The basic premise of the show is that a technology is developed that can scan your brain, take up all of … Continue reading

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When the people rise up, the state exposes itself for what it is…

A book-burning group of thugs willing to hit unarmed people or worse in order to maintain power over them.

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The Pentagon and the Press: recap on the 2008 “message force multipliers”

The NYTimes broke an incredible story last April (2008) revealing a vast Pentagon-funded network of surrogate mouthpieces cloaked in the garb of retired military officers, a veritable machine of information dissemination. Appearing literally thousands of times on various networks, they … Continue reading

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