There’s Nothing Funny About Oppression: A Message to Those Who Turn Resistance Into a Comedy Routine. 10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World by Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson. Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination… The worldwide yearning for human dignity is the central challenge inherent in the phenomenon of global political awakening… That awakening is socially massive and politically radicalizing… The nearly universal access to radio, television and increasingly the Internet is creating a community of shared perceptions and envy that can be galvanized and channeled by demagogic political or religious passions.
These energies transcend sovereign borders and pose a challenge both to existing states as well as to the existing global hierarchy, on top of which America still perches… - Zbigniew Brzezinski Former U.S. » 99 percenters, capitalism, and natural slaves Early Retirement Extreme: — The choice nobody ever told you about. If you're new here, this blog will give you the tools to become financially independent in 5 years. The wiki page gives a good summary of the principles of the strategy. The key to success is to run your personal finances much like a business, thinking about assets and inventory and focusing on efficiency and value for money. Not just any business but a business that's flexible, agile, and adaptable. Conversely most consumers run their personal finances like an inflexible money-losing anti-business always in danger on losing their jobs to the next wave of downsizing. Here's more than a hundred online journals from people, who are following the ERE strategy tailored to their particular situation (age, children, location, education, goals, ...).
For the past several weeks, now, there has been a movement to occupy Wall Street. First off I must admit to pulling a tl;dr;hoa (too long, didn’t read, have opinion anyway) here. Fair enough. But people are not interested in solutions. Welcome to the Global Network, an invitation to all the assemblies. We invite everybody to share this text all around the world via mails, feedbacks, websites… Dear comrades of the global change, We are about 400 people in squares all around the world, from Madrid to Tel Aviv, from New York to Rio, we share strategies and informations in order to export the pacific revolution and coordinate global actions as the 15 of October.
We make the link between our local assemblies and the other assemblies all around the world via this network and one of our main project is to create the tools to a global coordination inter-assemblies. You can find some help in order to be successful in your local protest here howtocamp.takethesquare.net or in our archive center n-1.cc/howto-camp with a lot of documents about assembly, pacific resistance or intern organization. United we can everything!
Greece erupts into flames during “mother of all strikes” Athens billows in smoke and teargas once more as hundreds of thousands take to the streets during some of the largest protests in modern Greek history.
Photograph: Milos Bicanski. Violence Never An Option Against Peaceful Protests. Law enforcement officials broke up the Oakland offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests this week with tear gas and, some protestors say, rubber bullets.
An Iraq veteran who was hit in the head with a projectile is currently in critical condition with a fractured skull. Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way Foundation, said: “Violence should never be used against a peaceful protest. While most law enforcement officials across the country have done their job in ensuring public safety while letting Occupy protestors exercise their constitutional rights, this week’s events in Oakland are disturbing. Political leaders and law enforcement in Oakland and across the country must show restraint as Americans peacefully invoke their right to protest and to speak out about their vision for our country’s future.
“Our freedom depends on being able to gather and speak our minds without fear of violence. The riots of summer 2011 – Just criminals? Listen to the audio from this session Chairing the third and final session at this Academy seminar on the riots, Professor Ted Cantle CBE, Executive Chair of the Institute of Community Cohesion, began by reading a newspaper quote about the looting of a shipwreck on Sidmouth beach in 2007.
There was no mention of “feral youths” or “criminality”, illustrating the point that the mostly likely looters are simply people who happen to be at the right place at the right time – a point made earlier. “Are we all potential rioters, looters or criminals?” He asked. Call to action: #RobinHood global march on October 29. The year 2011 marks the end of the End of History. When the system forces ordinary people to become revolutionaries, you know you’re no longer at the End of History.
You’re at the very edge of it. Traducción en castellano aquí. Tradução em português aqui. Resolution by the popular assembly of Syntagma square. From yesterday on, definitively and irreversibly, the ‘Communist Party’ is no more than a barrier against the attempt to bury the parliamentary corpse.
Via Occupied London and Casa Nosotros After Varkiza , the Polytechnic , the Chemistry School (1979) , December   and a number of other instances, reality once again came to reveal the role of the Party that systematically betrays popular struggles. And if up to this point they strangled, with their political offices any generalised and determined strike during all these years, if they smeared all revolts as a “provocation”, henceforth history shows this was not “mere political errors” but a co-ordinated and conscious stance defending parliamentary dictatorship and the capitalist financial and social relationships. An Inversion of Revolutionary Perspective. Cracks break with the logic of capitalist society.
To that logic, we oppose a different way of doing things ... We want to break the system, the social cohesion that holds us in place and obliges us to act in certain ways. Dignity is a cutting edge shearing through the tight, tough, compact weave of capitalist domination. Dignity is an icebreaker, its sharp bows cutting into an enormous mass of compacted ice, the apparently unbreakable horror that we call capitalism. Do You Do Nothing or Do You Resist? Revolt! Revolt, if it is to be successful, must come from the mind; a growing unease and dissatisfaction with things as they are.
Revolt may be leaderless, but it cannot be idea-less. Revolt, if one examines the idea, is not a new or unusual thing, merely a reversal of direction. We do it often, sometimes silently, sometimes angrily, but we do it. A choice is seen in greater clarity than before and we merely accept the path which gives us greater benefits, even if it is different from one we chose before. So revolt, to be successful, must present with greater clarity and force of argument the reasons for taking an alternative path to that one now in use, must convince that what one has now is insignificant compared to what one could have, and must present the methods by which this change could be made.
—Lawrence Morley. Lecture about GlobalRevolution by Slovenian philosopher dr. Igor Pribac: “Are we in the same boat?” About author.
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