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No Justice For Rachel Today

Thanks to Drew Hendricks for sending a link and this sad news. No justice for the Corrie family today at Court. Join us on Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Traditions Cafe 300 Fifth in Olympia for a videoconference call with Craig and Cindy. Rachel’s Foundation is here. Information about the Traditions event on Wednesday night […]

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Austin's Picks: Is Class Struggle Anarchism

Austin K sent this link along in an email this morning. It’s a couple of years old, but it’s still worth sharing and reading. The links go to interesting websites if you have an open mind about politics, which is to say, that you can imagine political positions that are broader than the republican and […]

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Austin's Picks: Autonomy Alliance

“It’s a scary time to be involved with radical class struggle. But was it ever any other way?” Austin Kelly suggests you scan this one from LibCom.org:         An interview conducted with two members of St Louis libertarian group, Autonomy Alliance. While in St. Louis, I was lucky enough to stay with […]

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Politics and Entertainment!

M & I are working on two campaigns for the regular election. The first is Thomas Bjorgen’s run for the Court of Appeals. Tom would simply make a superb judge and I think it’s going to happen. I am certainly going to work to make it happen. The second campaign we are pounding on is […]

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Austerity Politics v. Posterity Politics

Are we Keynesians or would we prefer to be serfs? It’s an election year, so we get to weigh on this and other questions. I really think we need to be thinking about creative economics. Market-based economics that are sustainable, that create useful commons instead of quarterly profits, dividends and obscene bonuses. We all get […]

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Judging the Judge Candidates

Ok, a little more on the judge races. And specifically on the question of how to figure out who is really qualified to sit on the bench. The table below is from VotingForJudges.org.  VFJ does not do a rating, it simply compiles and attempts to present an unbiased presentation of the judge races.  All of […]

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Release the Tax Returns, Mitt

Washington Post carries story this morning about pressure from both sides to have Romney release more tax returns. I don’t think he is going to do it. I think he is going to try to tough it out and claim principled stand that he has shared enough personal information. That would fly better if his […]

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May Day In Seattle – Mayhem and Media Spin

On May 1st 2012 activists all around the globe gathered to celebrate May Day, a pagan holiday that has become a traditional date for insurrection and revolution. In 1886 the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago heralded a new era of uprisings by labor unions after a rally against police brutality turned violent. Workers at the McCormick […]

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Some Thoughts of Equality, Diversity and Class

My email buddy Austin Kelly gathers and distributes some really amazing stuff. Here’s something that I got from him today under Gender and Liberation: Critique of Liberal Anti-Racism: A Way Forward or Regression on Race?2009 DECEMBER 7The following essay by Walter Benn Michaels appeared in the London Review of Books.Here are some excerpts:“My point is […]