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There’s Nothing Funny About Oppression: A Message to Those Who Turn Resistance Into a Comedy Routine
The Arab spring of 2011 has already changed the region and the world. Ordinary people have lost their fear and shattered the perception that their rulers are invincible. Whatever happens next, the changes across the region in the first few months of 2011 will prove historic. Bottom: January 25, 2011: An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria, 140 miles north of Cairo. In Tunisia, the now famous “jasmine revolution” began with protests in December, triggered by the self-immolation of a 26-year-old vegetable seller, Mohammed Bouazizi. 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…
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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. Greece erupts into flames during “mother of all strikes”
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. Violence Never An Option Against Peaceful Protests
Listen to the audio from this session The riots of summer 2011 – Just criminals?
On the eve of the G20 in France, let the people rise up and demand the imposition of a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. 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.
From yesterday on, definitively and irreversibly, the ‘Communist Party’ is no more than a barrier against the attempt to bury the parliamentary corpse. Resolution by the popular assembly of Syntagma square
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. Dignity is a pickax wielded against the encroaching walls that threaten to crush the whole of humanity. An Inversion of Revolutionary Perspective
Do You Do Nothing or Do You Resist?
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. Revolt!
Lecture about GlobalRevolution by Slovenian philosopher dr. Igor Pribac: “Are we in the same boat?” About author
The spiritual crisis of humanity and the endless struggle The capitalist endgame that is being played out in Greece – and Europe more broadly – is a microcosm of the challenges facing humanity as a whole.