As global wealth inequalities become more severe, mass uprisings against Neo-Liberal economic domination are spreading throughout the world. As the empire collapses, the revolutionary contagion grows stronger.
Interesting – If the WORLD voted for US President
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While the major record labels and movie studios do what they can to shutter The Pirate Bay, thousands of lesser known artists are eager to become featured on the Pirate Bay’s homepage.
The plague broke out in Oregon in the United States, so it was more like who’s going to check all the animals in the state to make sure that it doesn’t spread. If the animals have the plague, then humans have to be checked, I need more information on this please back from you if you don’t mind.
I also have some Area 51 maps I need to turn in, an aviation plane driver in Texas with the Jefferson bank working on no good off military site stuff.
I guess im too smart for my own good, and you guys don’t have me in your office? heehaw
Iraq veteran seriously injured in Occupy Oakland:
Great article here with food for thought:
Occupy The World! To the Barricades Comrades?
by William Bowles
OTW is nevertheless a transcendent moment, one to cherish and sustain and no doubt just the first shot across the bows of Global Capital but for it to have a chance of success it will have challenge corporate capitalism’s right to exist.
To do this we will first have to dispel the ’bad apple’ theory as the cause of the current crisis. That it’s just a question of regulating capitalism, smoothing out the rough edges, eliminating the extremes and above all, restoring ’competition’, so-called real capitalism.
But this could only be done by breaking up the giant corporations and abolishing the financial sector in its entirety as it currently exists. Is it likely that advocates of ’real’ capitalism aka Max Keisser could undertake such a mission? The way I understand it, a ’real’ capitalist economy would consist only of small competing private businesses, cooperatives, public utilities and the self-employed, and one assumes massive state intervention in order to make it all happen.
Sounds a bit like my favourite kind of socialism, William Morris’s version and not an overly ambitious objective given the political will to carry it out.
But who will break up Shell or Goldman Sachs? Who will smash the military-industrial-media complex? Only a state owned and managed by the working class can undertake such a momentous task. OTY OTW…
”Only a state owned and managed by the working class can undertake such a momentous task.”
Once upon a time ”Government By the people and For the people” was the intention of the Founders of this country.
Two of our elected representatives fought the bakers successfully (to a point) and without the Central Banking systems,, the country prospered.
Socialism swept the world in the late 1800s, and gained a foothold here . In 1913 the Bankers won again, Establishing the Federal Reserve.
This has been a socialist country ever since,, with only lip service paid to the constitution.
It has been incremental. A little at a time until present day when it moving at an accelerated rate.
Socialism is NOT the answer. It is the problem. Both parties are socialist, Both promote socialist solutions and MORE government. It was Government that created the problems, that created Corporations and the ”Regulations” that allow them to monopolize the market.
The best chance we have is with our Constitution and limiting Government. That was it’s original intention. But we are 100 years into ignoring it.
This is the result.
Could our Constitution be improved. Perhaps. But lets get back somewhere close to it first, and then look at adjusting it.
Please refer back to the Gilded age of the 1880s and 1890s for an example of what you wish for would look like. DE-regulation empowered corporations to abandon their ethical fiduciary responsibility. Your wistful pining for days gone by is misplaced. Your precious founders knew that corporations and the unfettered pursuit of wealth was dangerous to a free Republic. They are not here anymore. Can we please live in the present and not the past?
Germany is a country that you might call a socialist democracy. They have a central bank owned by the government. They also have private banks with private owners. They are currently the most powerful economy in Europe. While the Federal Reserve is rife with corruption and in desperate need of auditing and overhaul, the 1913 horror story is getting old and tired as is the Socialism bogey man.
There is nothing wrong with state sponsored infrastructure, public works and public utilies. And, YES, they are socialist. But so what? The opponents of the public sphere offer up no sanguine argument against these things other than fear tactics and slander. Can we try some reasoned and rational arguments?
peter you are the victim of corporatist doublespeak. the federal reserve is a private corporate entity charged with regulating a commons , and therefore not socialist. it was instituted much to the dismay of the progressive party http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1755.html. the party given credit for the fed is the democrates under woodrow wilson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson. the political climate of the time is much like it is now. that is to say both parities were bought by special interests. it is however a cause for great concern because it is (as Benito Mussolini said) ”FASCISM should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power.”
it doesn’t matter what form of government you have, (communism, socialism, capitalism etc.) if it is a top down system it will be corrupted to benefit the few at the expense of everyone else. it will become fascist to some extent if not entirely. usa’s current degree of fascism is real close to absolute.
the amount of government is irrelevant, it’s the quality that is important. you must ask yourself .. what do the individual government agencies do, and how does it improve the quality of life for its citizens (or does it?). if it doesn’t benefit the masses who does it benefit?
the constitution is regulation. it is of high quality regulation
No doublespeak actually, I am a Constitutionalist, first and foremost. It was put in place to Limit Government, but sadly has been ignored and diluted over the years.
Capitalism is not a form of Government. It is Human nature.
I am sure many here have been to concerts and other events. I myself had followed the Grateful Dead some in the past. At every event there was a Market (Shakedown Street). Everything for sale Food, Clothing , Art..Crafts, etc).
Unregulated and unhindered for the most part. The Black Market is also represented there. This is the purest form of Free Market Capitalism. It is natural.
The regulation is artificial, and that gives those ”connected” advantages.
The Central Bank is possibly the very worst form of this, as it affects all other commerce.
The US is unique in the world due to the Constitution, No other country ever attempted the same limits on Government. It was for the most part, defeated and disregarded since the early 1900s. Paid only lip service today.
I still believe it is a good guide, but only if it is followed.
When I watched that video of Madrid, I got a little envious. On reflection, I realize that we may never reach critical mass like that on the street. To some Americans, Global Revolution will be nothing but a few soundbites on TV. In a way, this is what we are fighting for: so that we and our fellow citizens can be happy and at ease. We are not fighting to be career activists, are we?
For every person fighting on the streets 10 to 100 or more are sympathetic. My friends and I are between 30 and 40. We have day jobs and families. We just can’t occupy and I’m sure that pisses some folks off. If I was in their position it would probably piss me off too. However, I hope they realize this;
Many of us have been at this struggle in the political arena for the last 10+ years. Some of my long time activist friends are supportive, even while they have a some what ”glad you caught up to the class” attitude. For us, activism has been a big part of our lives and it always will be. It’s not much of a career but it needs to be done because as soon as a movement thinks they have won, they get undermined and the process starts all over again. As evidence I give you the 2010 elections.
I want to encourage those who are @ the Occupy Protest events— PLEASE clean up after yourselves & don’t litter! It may not seem important but it is.
Follow Egypt’s example- they swept the street & cleaned up everything so it was clean- cleaner than when they arrived.
Leaving trash & filth behind will be used against you to discredit the movement. So again don’t leave garbage- clean up!
Update: MSM is already using the trash & filth against the Occupy Protesters. Pl,ease clean up! Please share this- spread the word. It’s REALLY IMPORTANT!
This was made when G.W. Bush was in office, but it’s good.
“Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary”
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