The stated purpose of the General Strike is as follows: To stand in solidarity with the worldwide Occupy Movement; To end police attacks on our communities; To defend Oakland schools and libraries; To stand against an economic system built on inequality and corporate power that perpetuates racism, sexism and the destruction of the environment
Archives for October 2011
Like zombies, ghouls, and CEOs, they’re back, but not as much fun to watch burn in gasoline-drenched piles. Here are a few of the latest annotated tweets from those feeling offended by the occupiers: 10. “I was rejected from #ows #occupywallstreet because I didn’t have a feral, puerile world view” -professimous Maybe you didn’t give
From Naomi Spencer’s “Notes on the Social Crisis in America” at the World Socialist Web Site: Philadelphia robberies attributed to hunger Philadelphia police report that three men and a teenaged boy arrested in connection with multiple robberies said they committed the crimes because they suffered from hunger. None of the suspects, aged 38, 21, 19,
The constant short-term status-quo focus of policy in the United States, manifested in the knee-jerk violent suppression of non-corporate sponsored protests, is actually going to be the protesters’ greatest asset—in the long-term.
The human costs of this illegal and ill-planned war will continue for generations, writes Walter Brasch. by Walter M. Brasch We know the names of every one of the 4,479 Americans who were killed and the 32,200 who were wounded, both civilian and military, between March 20, 2003 and Oct. 21, 2011, the day President
If you haven’t been listening to the Political Context podcast, you’ve been missing in-depth conversations with great progressive activists, organizers, writers and thinkers. All the podcasts are permanently archived at blogtalkradio.com, so you can listen to them and download them any time. We are also on iTunes! On October 20, Christine Owens, Executive Director of
They love America so much, and the American people so much, that they want mass unemployment to continue. They care about people so much that they want material suffering to continue. They want to choke the system, and they don’t care how many children go hungry in furtherance of their political goals. From MediaMatters: …leading
A “friend” of Walter Brasch raises the question: Why not some really useful corporate subsidies? by Walter Brasch “Got any idea how to make a frozen daiquiri?” Saturday. 6 a.m. A question no one else would have asked at that hour. I knew it had to be Marshbaum, my faux-friend foil. “Too early to be
For so long now the American ruling elite have gotten away with this blatant hypocrisy, because the American nation has, since its inception, been constructed on racial fort lines, that too few from other ethnic groups were prepared to cross.
Cross-posted at wrongkindofgreen.org. We now witness what has quickly become nothing less than a massive scramble by the institutional left and U.S. Democratic Party to jump on board and attempt to co-opt the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Of course, that witness requires assuming the ‘occupation’ movement was not co-opted from the beginning. Many questions arise