Tag Archives: Uprisings

News Item that Trump is pretending to be Jackson

As in Andrew Jackson as a “working man’s hero backwoods fake as all hell populist” but the editorial was that he was more like Stonewall Jackson. jacks on, jacks off… concentlate, Daniel-san. He was one of those who professed love … Continue reading

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March on DC with your own protest message, not one dictated by NGOs. Yes, you’ll need a banner and poles.

Organizers of the post-inaugural WOMEN’S MARCH in Washington DC this weekend are telling participants not to bring poles for signs or flags, or even knapsacks. Ha ha ha. As you travel across the country to march, remember who’s making the … Continue reading

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Breaking the DAPL Kettle

There’s a detachment of war veterans including the son of General Wesley Clark backing up the resistance at Standing Rock. Mutiny is in the air and the unlawful attack by the National Guard and Police Corporation Minions against the Lakota … Continue reading

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Requiring activists to “make space” for black or brown voices, if apolitical or reformist, is a counterinsurgency trap.

      OFF-STREET ACTIVISM floweth over with do-gooders begging for a seat at the table, literally, tables, where the powers-that-be want them. Street protest organizers are berated about providing forums for disenfranchised voices, as if indoor choir-singing yields redress … Continue reading

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Get a job you dirty hippie! Unhelpful advice which activists take personally.

Occupy Wall Street composed a chant to rebut the ageless heckle hurled at protesters: GET A JOB YOU DIRTY HIPPIE! After Zuccotti Park was razed and Occupiers regrouped, they offerd this rejoinder. Remember it?     “Got a JOB. Took … Continue reading

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Can we hope the Ukraine government snipers hit OTPOR & CIA provocateurs egging on the fascist suppremacists?

Protesters are being killed in Kiev, and revolutionaries enthusiasts are buying into the Western Media narrative. Even Democracy Now is parroting the theme, describing the demonstrations as opposing their government’s rejecting closer ties to the European Union. “Closer ties?” Ukraine … Continue reading

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US Global War Of Terror destabilization operation opens the ball in Venezuela

To “open the ball” is a dance expression the US cavalry borrowed to describe the initiation of a military engagement. Against Native American prey this usually meant to wake the village by firing into the teepees. The US has long … Continue reading

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YO SOY 132 – A look at Mexico’s ‘Occupy Movement’

Just like the huge student-led uprisings in Quebec that the US media didn’t bother to cover, so too the corporate US media is not covering the rise of a new Mexican Student Movement mobilizing itself right before the Mexican presidential … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning, Guy Fawkes, and the star chamber awaiting Julian Assange

You wonder what Elizabethan era failed coup plotter Guy Fawkes means to Anonymous. Their now iconic mask is actually an image under license from the film V FOR VENDETTA. The mask’s smirk connotes an elusive rabble-rouser and perhaps mocks Guy’s … Continue reading

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Huckabee out, Trump out; Obama too can bow out, has same nothing to offer

IN LIGHT OF TERM 2008-2011, IDEA FOR OBAMA 2012: If you’re neither going to close Guantanamo NOW, unmake war, support popular uprisings against authoritarianism, intercede with the environment, challenge corporate malfeasance, rein in the banksters, reverse class inequality, repeal the … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding: time to tie the knot!

I LOVE IT! What role should monarchs play in an aspiring-to-egalitarian age? While public demonstrations across North Africa and the Middle East herald an Arab Spring, similar masses in Britain protest bank imposed austerity cuts, each met with repressive force … Continue reading

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Yahoo empire blinks on Libya!

Saddling up, out of the shadows of covert participation in the Libyan rebellion against bogeyman Gaddafi might be the US misstep which the Arab movement has been looking for. It’s not enough that Barack Obama’s active suppression of public uprisings … Continue reading

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If you have to ask for whom the fat lady sings, it is not for Tahrir Square.

–And to really mix my malaprops, she sings for them that bought her. If there was one variable which got away from the underdogs of Egypt’s Jan25 Revolution, it was who would referee the endgame. While Hosni Mubarak’s stunning defiance … Continue reading

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Since I’ve been “insulted” by being called “man of the people”

By people who don’t understand Russian. Bolshevik. Hmmm… not as bad as the French word Peasant, although there’s a Russian term that mirrors that. Translates to “landsman”. Only in Aristocracies, the feudal system, the “peasants’ actually are property along with … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the bomb, in the box

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOMB is a clever antiwar appropriation of Taco Bell’s inventive twist, but since when does imitation break from a box? And does “the bomb” mean what it used to? By the look of their logo, the TOTB … Continue reading

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Good news for Haiti

On the bright side of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, American puppet René Préval has been cut down a few notches, a whole couple stories actually. Here’s the presidential palace before January 12 and after. The pretender Preval has been Our Man … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Revolt

There are periods in the life of human society when revolution becomes an imperative necessity, when it proclaims itself as inevitable. New ideas germinate everywhere, seeking to force their way into the light, to find an application in life. These … Continue reading

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Moldova’s riots

What in the world is going on in Moldova, where the losers of the election just tore up some major government buildings? Might a small Trotskyist group, Popular Resistance offer some insight into the situation? They say that the ‘communist’ … Continue reading

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seeking refuge in Abbey’s country

Edward Abbey presaged America’s current path to tyranny forty years ago and predicted that the end of American democracy would be coincident with the destruction of the wilderness. What’s the connection between democracy and wilderness? Personal liberty is a fleeting … Continue reading

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PPJPC exits stage left, lily-livered left

COLORADO SPRINGS- Oh How Sad! After a long and storied legacy, the Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission is closing its doors. Why now –a time of rising injustice and vanishing peace on every continent?! Technically they’ve only announced divestment … Continue reading

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Mozambique by AK-47, book and hoe

This is a detail from the national flag of Mozambique. What a refreshing update on the tools of people power. Lenin’s workers of the world needed hammer and sickle. In Mozambique it takes book, hoe and Kalashnikov. Education, agriculture, and … Continue reading

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African Union ugly iron fist of status quo

Comoran and Tanzanian African Union soldiers in Mutsamudu beat a man suspected of collaborating with Mohamed Bacar, the renegade Anjouan leader. Tanzania, with the backing of the African Union, has retaken the small Isle of Anjouan, which has been rebel-held/ … Continue reading

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The Lakota last stand

Long live the newly independent Lakota Nation. They’re dead men.   What a time to declare yourself a sovereign nation. Yes it’s an eloquent action, especially now it’s brave and principled. Russell Means has been waiting for the UN resolution … Continue reading

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Prayer for historic precedence

There will always be common people, as there will always be opportunists to exploit them. But there will be some who feel outrage, who will rally for reform and refuse to be beaten down. More often than not, the idealists … Continue reading

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Tookie and the myth of non-violent protest

Tonight the state of California is scheduled to execute Stanley Tookie Williams, co founder of the Crypts, after Governor Schwarzenegger made the determination that Williams was not sufficiently redeemed to merit clemency.   All sorts of state and local organizations … Continue reading

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