Infrastructure Is the Current Revolution

By: Friday September 26, 2014 10:17 am

Regardless of the outcome of the US election, any elections in Europe, Australia, New Zealand–or even India, Pakistan, and China, the Washington consensus and neoliberal capitalism prevail as the current imagination of the global economy. Global climate change is occurring with zero response from the people who have the power and resources that could mitigate or even reverse this fossil-fuel-caused climate trend. Indeed spending the natural savings accout of environmental services, natural materials (non-renewable and renewable), and fossil fuels seems to be accelerated in one vast binge of “Drill, baby, drill. Mine, baby, mine. Burn, baby, burn.” consumption constrained only by the lower consumer demand that results from the mass impoverishment of ordinary people around the world.

 

Things in Politico That Make Me Want to Guzzle

By: Sunday June 29, 2014 10:32 am

How is democracy supposed to work when so many people are so angry and hostile even to suggestions about change?

Russell Brand, Lloyd Dobler And Finding Your Inner Dorothy

By: Monday October 28, 2013 6:30 pm

In Keeping up with the Joneses”Jones” is a construct, a shackle. And don’t you know, Jones is like the show put on by the Wizard of OZ to scare you into submission. Time for us all to find our inner Dorothys, click our heels together and build a new world called home. A new world called home. Stop the machine and build a new world called home.

Don’t Shoot The Messenger: Russell Brand Shouts Out Occupy, Predicts Revolution in Epic BBC Interview

By: Friday October 25, 2013 2:00 pm

In an epic 10 minute interview on BBC’s Newsnight – Russell Brand calmly and meticulously addresses everything from income inequality to corruption to corporate interests to revolution while explaining how his opinions render it impossible for him to cast a ballot in good conscious.

50 Years Later: Why Dreams Still Matter

By: Saturday August 24, 2013 11:46 am

Today, thousands from across the country (and perhaps the globe) will venture in Washington D.C. on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King´s ¨March on Washington¨ that had 250,000 people in attendance. One might ask themselves, if they are unaware of the significance of this event, why marching still matters. It is indeed a question that is relevant and should be discussed.

44% of Republicans Believe “Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary in Next Few Years”

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 5:15 pm

Well this poll surely puts Sandy Hook and the failed gun legislation in context. 29% of the American population and 44% of Republicans believe an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years.

The Revolution That’s Not Being Televised

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 7:35 am

Hundreds gathered in Dallas to reject the Bush Lie Bury, and three went to jail. I flew from Dallas to Syracuse, where hundreds protested Obama’s drone-murder program, and 32 went to jail and are still there (and will stay until trial unless bail can be raised) — some of them risk major jail time because they violated a protective order that the commander of a U.S. military base gained to protect himself from nonviolent peace activists. Another drone protester in Missouri, Brian Terrell, is just finishing a six-month sentence. Climate activist Tim DeChristopher just got out. The people locked in Guantanamo are refusing to eat, and groups around the world are making plans to fast with them. The people of Vieques are rallying on May 1st to demand that the U.S. military truly depart their island. Big plans are being made to rally for Bradley Manning on June 1st. This week I’m heading to the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee’s meeting in North Carolina, after which — just over in Tennessee — three courageous activists go on trial, facing major time in prison, for having entered and protested a nuclear weapons facility.

The revolution will not be televised.

Me, Finkelstein & Occupy: Next Time a Revolution, Not a Peasants’ Revolt

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 4:04 pm

We are the 90%.

Reluctantly and with all respect to ’99%’ as a galvanizing slogan, but somehow sloganizing the conflict as between the 1% and the rest of us too conveniently avoids most of the real class conflict that controls U.S. politics.

Gaddafi Hired International Firms to Spy on Libya Uprising

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 11:25 am

Unnamed sources and materials discovered in Tripoli, where the regime’s spies monitored telecommunications, show Amesys, a unit of the French company Bull SA, assisted in the spying. Sources and materials also indicate Chinese company ZTE Corp provided equipment to Gaddafi.

FDL Book Salon: Tweets From Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution As It Unfolded, In the Words of the People Who Made It

By: Saturday April 23, 2011 1:59 pm

Nadia Idle and Alex Nunns’ new book, Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution As It Unfolded, provides us all with an important first hand view of this movement as it blossomed in Egypt from January 25th through February 12. Using – with permission –running accounts from twitter, the authors are able to trace the movement in the streets in the words of key activists who were there, organizing, strategizing, being surprised by successes and beaten by Mubarak’s thugs.

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