31 Aug 2014

Anti-Capitalist Meetup:”Shoot me now, motherf*****” Urban Design as Suicide by Cop

[PLEASE NOTE: Due to some coding problems, the images are not coming through here in this cross-posting. Please go to the original post ( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/31/1322433/-Anti-Capitalist-Meetup-Shoot-me-now-motherf-Urban-Design-as-Suicide-by-Cop ) to get all of the amazing images. Sorry for the inconvenience.] In contrast to walking while (William) Whyte or even Walter White, Walking While

24 Aug 2014

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: “From Ferguson to Palestine …” by UnaSpenser

… Occupation Is A Crime!” – chant being heard from protesters in Ferguson and at solidarity rallies around the nation. Author’s Note: The Anti-Capitalist Meetup group felt that this is such an important subject that we decided to have me re-post an updated/more fleshed-out version of a diary I had

17 Aug 2014

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: you are not a piece of crap, and your solidarity work matters by Galtisalie

“Resist much, obey little.” hello cruel world. take that. and that. and that. leftists look injustice in the eye then look for a stick to poke it with, find lonely leaves of grass, and injustice blinks or maybe winks. “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.

10 Aug 2014

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Evo Morales, “Live Well” vs “Live Better” by UnaSpenser

It can be very disheartening to contemplate the state of the world, these days. Climate change, growing wealth inequality, civil rights erosion, violence, violence and more violence. As a practitioner of bearing witness, it all gets overwhelming and can lead to despair, unless I find beacons of light. One of

03 Aug 2014

Gramsci and Gaza: Getting Palestinians Into Our Inner Space

by Anti-Capitalist Meetup and Galtisalie We were talking about the space between us all —George Harrison> It’s always the same story. For a fact that interests us, touches us, it is necessary that it becomes part of our inner life, it is necessary that it does not originate far from

27 Jul 2014

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Gaza, and Life in the Global Economy

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat. ‘We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” (Alice in Wonderland) The past month or two I have been running from one demonstration and issue to another in support of various

20 Jul 2014

On “The Making of Global Capitalism”

  From Diomedes77 and Anti-Capitalist Meet-Up As a first group diary, this will be fairly narrow in scope and ambition. There have already been numerous excellent reviews of The Making of Global Capitalism, and a symposium over at Jacobin. It’s a bit too late at this point for me to

13 Jul 2014

Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Misogyny and Capitalism

Recent Supreme Court rulings highlight the persistent presence of misogyny in the US. Megan Amundson, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, expressed her anger over the Supreme Court’s message that “women are second-class citizens, not capable of making our healthcare decisions without the interference of our bosses and complete strangers

06 Jul 2014

A-C Meetup: Part 2 on the Need for Anti-Capitalist Democratic Internationalism by Galtisalie

Things are certainly going to crapola for many poor Central American children these days. But at least they are not having their lives ruined by elected socialists. Barbarism is so much better. Somalian freedom anyone? Where, oh where, have I read about this before? Some murdered democratic revolutionary internationalist perhaps.

29 Jun 2014

Laissez Fairyland — Making the Intangible Less Tangential

by Annieli Here we present a simple solution to see that a fad is the result of the same type of behavior that causes any other good to be purchased. It is the characteristic of the good, and the interaction of the various agents with their neighbors that causes the