Politics

Seattle May Day Mayhem – Pepper Spray and Flash Grenades

Videos @ Youtube – Free Speech Radio News Reports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctGn7BDO35w (Including voice of ABC News reporter Hanna Scott on being pepper sprayed.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MdG5ECCgjk Originally Published Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:19 PM PDT @ Daily Kos Seattle May Day Mayhem – Pepper Spray and Flash Grenades by Mark Taylor-Canfield Thousands of people marched in Seattle […]

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Independent Report on May Day Critical of Seattle Police

Youtube video of news report here: MTC FSRN Report_0001 Originally broadcast April 4, 2013 @ Free Speech Radio News on the Pacifica Network. FSRN broadcasts on 110 stations globally! Link to news report @ FSRN: News Report For Free Speech Radio News on the Pacifica Network fsrn.org pacifica.org Reporter: Mark Taylor-Canfield “Seattle’s city council questioned […]

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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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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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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 […]

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On Holding Down The Conversational Fort, Or, Jobs, Republicans, And Hooey

As the next Congressional fight over payroll tax extensions and unemployment benefits and pipelines gets set up in the next few weeks for either its final chapter or to be kicked down the road a bit farther, one or the other, you’re going to hear a lot from our Republican friends about how much they […]

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On The Emergence Of China, Or, Zhou Knew This Was Coming

After doing a bit of mountain hiking a few days back, I had a chance to get involved in a great afternoon conversation with the Alliance for American Manufacturing’s Mike Wessel, who also serves as a Commissioner with the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; the conversation was about how we’re doing when it comes […]

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Workers give, business gets in Legislature

You’d be hard pressed to find a better example of “kick-’em when they’re down” politics this year than the workers’ compensation legislation rushed through Olympia on Monday. By the governor’s own estimate, the bill will take about $1 billion that injured workers would have received over the next five years and give it to their […]