The whole deal is breathtaking. Fellow revolutionaries, I think we might be winning the public mind? There are empty-ish parking lots I’m seeing in pics all over the US. Twitter’s top 3 spots are all about the Walmart strikes, even #walmart and #blackfriday. We’ve found Our voice, I think?
Depressed about politics? This will cheer you up.
I don’t know if I was fully on Team “That neoliberal imposter Obama MUST lose” or not, but that song is funny as hell.
What Happened to OWS? I’ll Tell You What!
It dispersed into hyperlocal activism! Here, the connections made at the occupation turned into this: (a bus rider’s union, in a city with almost no public transportation) http://www.facebook.com/events/381364131878196/ Also, a Women’s Action Coalition was founded, as a direct result of the connections made at the occupation. http://www.facebook.com/groups/wacomgroup/permalink/457007104340572/ This
Support Rebecca Watson, ESPECIALLY if you’re an atheist
Here’s a link: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/10/sexism_in_the_skeptic_community_i_spoke_out_then_came_the_rape_threats.html More: http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag/2012/09/you-know-how-i-was-afraid-the-hate-would-spread-to-my-family/ Even more: http://freethoughtblogs.com/lousycanuck/2012/08/16/the-campaign-against-amy-davis-roth/ A great quote from a semi-private forum I’m a member of (No, I haven’t cleared the quotee’s approval for quotation, but I’m POSITIVE she’s ok with it. We’re friends. Used to be that at least once a
“All your Elections Are Belong to Us” – Patriot Game
I don’t mean to promote the politics of despair and apathy, but this is funny as HELL and brilliant. From the Gregory Brothers/Schmoyoho: “That he found in a dumpster!!!!”” “We eat tuna!” “Steve Jobs!”
Odious Debt – The Meme That Needs to Spread
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odious_debt In international law, odious debt is a legal theory that holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interests of the nation, should not be enforceable. Such debts are, thus, considered by this doctrine to be personal debts of
There’s a second Spanish Revolution happening in Spain NOW!
Sorry if this has already been mentioned here. Spaniards are HARD CORE. The video says it all. If you’re not familiar with the historical context, read at least the first chapter of George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia. The whole book is available for free here: http://www.studyplace.org/w/images/3/38/Orwell-1938-homage-to-catalonia.pdf
Well, that was fast, Congressional Progressive Causus..??
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/single-payer-option-health-care_n_1634853.html WASHINGTON — Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said Thursday that the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law means progressive lawmakers won’t be pushing for a single-payer option anymore, though the concept will live on in their minds. Gah! From single-payer-esque
Why are Marc Ames and Yasha Levine such assholes to fellow “good guys”?
When the exiled online gets stuff right, it really makes me shiver with pure glee. But then, they also do low-quality “hit pieces” on people like Jane and Glenn Greenwald and take potshots at people like Chris Hedges, which makes me never want to look at their site ever
Is Neoliberalism Fascism?
English Fascism, when it arrives, is likely to be of a sedate and subtle kind (presumably, at any rate at first, it won’t be called Fascism), ~George Orwell I was recently musing upon global neoliberalism , and its semi-totalitarian reach into almost every corner of the Earth, and