Just got out of Santa Rita Jail last night the prisoners from the Oakland...– Occupy Oakland Protester (via anticapitalist)
No, Mayor Quan, I will not denounce Occupy Oakland as a whole for the actions of...– Dear Oakland Mayor Quan, you do not need to call me, here is MY response to YOUR demands | ministryoftruth (via theamericanbear)
Because there is so much indoctrination that many people can’t even understand...– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
India defies sanctions, won't cut Iran oil imports... →
theamericanbear: Energy wars! MUMBAI, India—India has joined China in saying it will not cut back on oil imports from Iran, despite stiff new U.S. and European sanctions designed to pressure Tehran over its nuclear program. “It is not possible for India to take any decision to reduce the import from Iran drastically because, after all, the countries which can provide the requirement of the...
General Strike in Belgium as EU leaders meet →
servile-masses-arise: Belgium’s first general strike in almost two decades brought parts of the country to a halt yesterday in an anti-austerity protest aimed at the new government and at European Union leaders meeting in Brussels. At Antwerp, Europe’s second busiest port, all container and some bulk cargo terminals were shut, with shipping traffic suffering delays due to suspended harbour...
The destruction of property is exactly what Occupy is protesting against; it’s...– Tina Dupuy, “Why #OWS Needs to Denounce Violent Tactics on Display at Occupy Oakland” (via shitliberalssaytoradicals)
We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.– Slavoj Žižek, Welcome to the Desert of the Real (via guerrillanetwork)
European day of action against capitalism ·...
peak-society: Left Wing Organisations and Libertarian(not american tea party shit) Grassroots Unions Call for an International Day of Action march31.net During an international meeting in December 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, several left wing organisations and grassroots unions from Greece, Spain, Poland, Austria and Germany decided to launch a joint effort against capitalist reforms under the...
If every American took every single action suggested by Al Gore in the movie ‘An...– Premadasi Amada, Deep Green Resistance organizer (via thelifetimenetwork)
On Violence and Earth Revolution →
By Dr. Glen Barry Imagining the human family coming together to take well considered, decisive, and minimally or non-violent action to sustain global ecology The ecological foundation of being is unraveling before our very eyes. Without ecosystems there is no life. Fiercely loving Earth is the answer. Let’s sustain global ecology together like our shared survival and abundance depends upon...
Brazilian mining company connected to Belo Monte... →
The world’s second largest mining company, Vale, has been given the dubious honor of being voted the world’s most awful corporation in terms of human rights abuses and environmental destruction by the Public Eye Awards. Vale received over 25,000 votes online, likely prompted in part by its stake in the hugely controversial Brazilian mega-dam, Belo Monte, which is being constructed on...
FACT: In 2011, Exxon's total profit was $41.06...
wespeakfortheearth: think-progress: A few other facts about the oil giant’s mind-blowing billions. And yet they and other oil-profiteers still get incredible tax-subsidies and are hardly held accountable for endangering - and often wrecking - the environment. That’s just really, really sick.
This is an oversimplification, but for the eighty percent or whatever they are,...– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
The implications of the rational disciplinarian society are not hidden, but...– Derrick Jensen and George Draffan in Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
In the course of evolution nature has gone to endless trouble to see that every...– Aldous Huxley
Caution on Twitter urged as tourists barred from... →
verbalresistance: Holidaymakers have been warned to watch their words after two friends were refused entry to the US on security grounds after a tweet. Post-9/11 USA is highly cautious of any perceived threat, Abta said Before his trip, Leigh Van Bryan wrote that he was going to “destroy America”. He insisted he was referring to simply having a good time - but was sent home. Trade...
At best, [centrally governed societies] do good by providing expensive services...– Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
Let us tell the truth - a truth that for far too long has been neglected by...– Rocky Anderson, A New Approach to Substance Abuse: Reducing Harm to Substance Abusers, Families, and Taxpayers (via rockyanderson2012)
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Mexican immigration is an oxymoron. Mexicans...– Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and filmmaker. His book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto’s Fist Fight in Heaven,” was on the banned curriculum of the Mexican American Studies Program. http://progressive.org/sherman-alexie (via chicanainchoos)
House GOP closer to vote on making English the... →
rockyanderson2012: anirishginger: Spurred by Republicans running for the White House, GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill are moving closer to a vote that would make English the official language of the United States. Republicans believe a vote on the bipartisan measure would put the Obama administration on the defensive. President Obama voted against the effort when he served in the...
I don’t know what people were expecting, all this hope and change nonsense…...– Rocky Anderson (via rockyanderson2012)
Urban Depavers Return Parking Lots to Paradise →
Urban areas are great for increasing density and reducing collective resource use, but they’re not quite perfect. The asphalt that covers so much of cities retains heat and is impermeable; it leads to stormwater pollution and is bad for air quality. Not to mention that every block of pavement is a block where plants can’t grow. Yet all over American cities, there are abandoned parking lots and...
Ron Paul has an advantage over most of his fellow Republicans in having an...– Ron Paul’s Strange Bedfellows
About my differences with Ron Paul: I am not a social and economic Darwinist. I...– Rocky Anderson (via rockyanderson2012) Someone asked me why I favor Rocky Anderson over Ron Paul.
The adoption of the new system of control is never inevitable, but to date it...– Michelle Alexander, THe New Jim Crow
European Parliament Official In Charge Of ACTA... →
existentialistmumbojumbo: This is interesting. Kader Arif, the “rapporteur” for ACTA, has quit that role in disgust over the process behind getting the EU to sign onto ACTA. A rapporteur is a person “appointed by a deliberative body to investigate an issue.” However, it appears his investigation of ACTA didn’t make him very pleased: I want to denounce in the strongest possible manner the...
The latest interesting data point emerged this week in the form of an analysis...– Wall Street execs are major Obama fundraisers (via rockyanderson2012)