I’m reading Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State, by Dana Priest and William R. Arkin. The book catalogs the mind-boggling number of secret and semi-secret government agencies and programs that have proliferated since the 9/11 attacks. (“Code names linked companies and agencies and activities, and the number of locations doubled […]
From Slate’s interview of Thomas Frank (Tom Frank: Obama’s made left “futile and irrelevant”): “The only honest way for progressives to assess the experience of these past four years is by coming unflinchingly to terms with our own futility and irrelevance. Rahm Emanuel, Bill Daley, all these guys [in the Obama Administration]– they see liberals […]
Friends are in jail. We don’t know how long they will be there. We don’t what criminal activity is being investigated that leads to these folks being jailed for refusing to answer Grand Jury questions. Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. First they came for the anarchists…. Jump in, you can help. We […]
Here is a vimeo video on anarchism Anarkos Pre-Trailer from S DN on Vimeo.
Next Friday night, Oct 19th. Community potluck, meet and greet the author, book sales thanks to Last Word Books and free talk from Dr. Michael Parenti at 7 pm. Lecture Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. For more details, go to the Facebook Event for the People’s Movement Assembly.
Lately your intrepid correspondent has been amazed by the increasing number of local and national insurrections taking place across the planet. Yes, most of these uprisings are currently being kept down by repressive regimes using riot police and tear gas, but nonetheless, they continue to pop up on every continent from Indonesia to Montreal. You’ll […]
Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned as an activist since the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Sept 17, 2011. Personal Empowerment = Social Empowerment As we learn to accept and allow folks to use their own individual voices, the group is empowered. With OWS we are learning how to bring […]
One year of Occupy in Seattle
Thursday evening I went to an exhibit of inspiring photos of the Seattle Occupy movement and chatted with several people there. One woman and I discussed Occupy and the path forward. She said she distrusts the Democratic Party. I said that I understand why people reject working through the Democratic Party — it would take […]
From Chalkupy Chalkupy Boston Pictures of sidewalk chalk writing by Occupiers which has sometimes resulted in arrests and riot police shooting chalkers with rubber bullets. By: Occupy Chicago