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[Strategy!:] The Occupy Movement Needs a Good Fight (tags)
The Occupy Movement Needs a Good Fight "Power concedes nothing without a demand." - Frederick Douglass In a movement based on general anger about inequality and the domination of big banks, it becomes difficult to focus the rage into something concrete. For many Occupiers, being concrete is a mere distraction, meant to shift the movement into something 'less radical,” since their targets — big banks and inequality — are at the root of the problem. Why mess with the tree when you could go for the roots? But, as any tree-removal worker will tell you, the tree comes first, then the roots. The roots cannot be the immediate goal of the Occupy movement because pulling them out would require tens of millions of hands, and the vast majority of working people are not yet directly involved in the movement, though many of them are giving approving nods from a distance. Bringing these more distant people into the movement requires they be given a good reason to join. And although a general anti-1% sentiment sounds appealing to the 99%, a struggle to win worker-friendly demands can help pull these people into the streets.
Today, a small killing (tags)
A tree falls in the concrete jungle.
April 23rd: Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra (tags)
SAT. APRIL 23rd in Casa Blanca (Riverside) featuring spkrs reports from the EZLN communities, chicano activists, live graffiti, hip hop and punk fest!!!!!! El Vuh, Funkollective, Aztlan Underground, Collectivo Error, FLATTBUSH, and MORE.
Urban guerilla gardening and soil remediation (tags)
Guerilla gardening makes use of urban wasteland for growing non-GE/GMO/spray vegetables. Soil remediation is often needed if there are toxins present in the soil.
"Secret Identities" (lecture at CSULA on the black roots of Agentine culture) (tags)
Most think of Argentina in the 19th century as a predominantly "white" cultural space. A new book investigates the hidden roots of Argentine culture.
The Roots of the PIC in American History (tags)
by Daniel Horowitz de Garcia, Walda Katz-Fishman, Clark McKnight, explores the roots of the Prison Industrial Complex back to slavery.
A Rosh Hashanna Gift (tags)
Ethnocentrism or just ehnicity?
Document from 9/27 Teach-In on Roots of Terrorism, War (tags)
Yesterday around 800 students attended a highly illuminating teach-in at Pasadena City College on the "Roots of Terrorism and War: What the Media Doesn't Tell Us" in the aftermath of September 11th. Below is the text of the hand-out for the Teach-In which includes a selected bibliography and the list of presenters.