Monthly Archives: October 2011

The role of amateur video in the Arab spring

there is a documentary on Al Jazeera about the role of video and amateur social media in the uprisings here. And there is a rich essay by Michael Chanaan on the same topic here.  

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How the 1% got richer, while the 99% got poorer by Rick Wolff

It’s official: wealth inequality accelerated over the past quarter century. The American dream was never a more hollow promise. The just-released Congressional Budget Office report, Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007, supports a basic claim … Continue reading

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Hay Alternativas / There are alternatives

For those of you able to read Spanish, there is a new book, Hay Alternativas, by Vicenç Navarro, Juan Torres and Alberto Garzón, with a preface by Noam Chomsky,  that may be of interest. It is available here as a freely downloadable … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall St. in Oakland: an eye-witness account from Jeffrey Masko

Here’s part of what I’ve seen in SF: At this writing, I’ve been to three OWS actions, two general assembly meetings and have spent hours milling about the camp outside the old site at the Federal Building and at the … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street goes global

 by Chris Reynolds This weekend saw the US-based Occupy Wall Street movement continue its momentum and extend to a number of countries around the world. A summary of l’indignation mondiale can be found via this link. It is noteworthy that … Continue reading

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Primaire socialiste: une fuite en avant qui fragilise la gauche

Philippe Marlière Primaire socialiste, morne plaine. Les militants socialistes semblent déboussolés par la campagne 2011. Faut-il s’en étonner? Non, tout dans la procédure de la primaire devait produire un tel résultat. Faut-il s’en inquiéter? Oui, cette primaire est faussement démocratique, … Continue reading

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Messages from the 99%

The occupy Wall St. actions are spreading quickly. A sense of why people are mobilising can be found on this lovely site here where individuals hold up letters explaining their motives for protests. The letters give a sense of just … Continue reading

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