#OCCUPY CENTRAL. Niềm Tin Ảo on Twitter: "Let's go #hongkong #OccupyCentral Pround of you #student #hongkong... World Revolution Day. Next Wednesday, on September 17th and the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, most of us will not march in the streets, or sleep en masse in parks.
This time, millions of us around the world will keep the revolutionary fires burning with personal and collective acts of love and defiance. Athens, London, Barcelona, Tahrir, Zucotti, Gezi and Rio were our training grounds, inspiring and igniting within us the will to divine a new world. To dream a new dream. #FloodWallStreet
Happy Birthday Occupy! Rolling Jubilee abolishes $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt. Please read and share this wonderful news about the Rolling Jubilee as reported in the Guardian.
Then click here for a brief history of the Rolling Jubilee and the activist-tactic of buying and forgiving debt. Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student debt. This was no act of goodwill by the government, which is currently suing Everest parent Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices. Nor is it a gift from Everest itself, which is expected to shutter its doors and possibly leave 72,000 students out of their time and tuition. Instead, the disappearing student loan debt is the second major piece of financial activism by a group of Occupy Wall street activists.
Attaque la dette ! Strike Debt, un collectif membre de Occupy Wall Street, rachète des dettes pour les effacer et empêcher les créditeurs indélicats de faire du profit sur les dos des plus faibles.
Il y a ceux qui spéculent sur la dette des États pour accumuler encore et toujours plus de profits, au détriment des petits à qui on demande ensuite de se serrer la ceinture. Et puis il y a ceux, plus rares, qui rachètent des dettes pour les effacer et empêcher les créditeurs indélicats de faire du profit sur les dos des plus faibles. Podemos, le parti politique alternatif espagnol qui étend la démocratie en ‘Cercles’ Source photo : compte Facebook du parti Podemos.
Dans cet assemblage de maisons des collines espagnoles de Galice, non loin de la cité romaine de Lugo, le temps semble s'être arrêté il y a quarante ans. Les poules errent librement dans les rues, pendant que les paysans discutent à loisir de tracteurs au bord de la route. " LE PIED de BICHE " Estamos ante una crisis… de civilización. Neither Imitate Nor Hate. As righteous people, how can we live in a world that is poisonous to our souls, harmful to our minds and at odds with our ideals?
Common sense counsels us that we have only two options: either imitate or hate the world. But if we remain stuck within this binary opposition, we will lose ourselves: if we imitate the world we sacrifice our spirit; if we hate the world we succumb to being reactionary and lose the positive passion that grounds our affirmation. What then can we do?
This is the question that Seneca, the great Stoic sage, posed nearly two millennia ago. And his answer speaks to today’s struggle of being true to oneself in a corporatist society. Roman imperial culture was as ruinous to Seneca’s ideals as endgame corporatism is to ours. In our era, Seneca’s observation will often be rejected on the presumption that his critique of mass culture is based on an aristocratic or antidemocratic philosophy. . — Micah White, PhD lives on the north coast of Oregon. De notre correspondant sur le front de la guerre sociale aux Etats Unis… (cliquer pour tout lire, voir les liens et les belles photos)Charles Reeve nous communique: Depuis maintenant presque une semaine la révolte a éclaté à Ferguson, petite ville ouvrière - majorité black néanmoins avec une police majoritairement blanche... - située dans la banlieue de St.
Louis, capitale du Missouri. Armed w/ Military-Grade Weapons, Missouri Police Crack Down on Protests over Michael Brown Shooting. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We go now to Ferguson, Missouri. [footage from Ferguson, Missouri] That was the scene in Ferguson, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis last night, as police fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to break up a fifth day of protests following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The unarmed African-American 18-year-old was shot dead on Saturday. #OpFerguson #HandsUp. National Day of Solidarity Actions: Justice for Mike Brown... Occupy St. Louis - Journal. USA : Un jeune Noir abattu par la police à Ferguson (Missouri), chronique de 6 jours de manifestations, tweets et lacrymogènes.
Tweeté par le journaliste citoyen @AntonioFrench le 14 août “de hier soir à #Ferguson que je n'ai pas eu le temps de poster avant d'être arrêté.”
[Les liens de ce billet renvoient à des pages en anglais] Des policiers en équipement anti-émeute de niveau militaire. Des journalistes en état d'arrestation. Des manifestants pacifiques face aux gaz lacrymogènes et aux balles en caoutchouc. Depuis que le jeune Michael Brown, 18 ans, a été abattu par balle par un policier dans le Missouri, un Etat du Middle-West américain, les manifestations dans sa ville de Ferguson sont gérées par ce que de nombreux Américains appellent la militarisation de la police. Les manifestants sont généralement non armés et n'utilisent que leur voix pour crier leur indignation du meurtre d'un adolescent noir désarmé. Maintenir l'ordre n'est plus du maintien de l'ordre. Piketty superstar : Hollande l’a ignoré, l’Amérique l’a adoubé. Thomas Piketty à l’Economic Policy Institute à Washington DC, le 15 avril 2014 (IVAN COURONNE/AFP) Le Français Thomas Piketty, nouvelle star mondiale de l’économie ?
FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring. FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.
The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country. “The documents are heavily redacted, and it is clear from the production that the FBI is withholding far more material. FBI Spy Files on the Occupy Movement. Occupy Wall St.
Manifestation Nantes 22 fev 2014 vue par un Bigouden. Occupy Wall Street leader now works for Google, wants to crowdfund a private militia. By Yasha Levine On February 7, 2014 Remember Justine Tunney? The OWS-anarchist-turned-cultist-Google-employee who bashed my reporting on Google’s for-profit surveillance? Well, today she hit the big time. Over the last few days, Tunney has been causing a Twitter outrage tsunami after she took full control of the main Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Twitter account, claimed to be the founder of OWS and then proceeded to tweet out stream of ridiculous anarcho-corporatist garbage. She railed against welfare, described the government as “just another corporation,” argued poverty was not a political problem but “an engineering problem” and told politicians to “get out of the way.” 04 April 2013 Ask me anything with Birgitta Jonsdottir at Yes Lab.
It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way. There is a story being told about us here in the tech industry in San Francisco — that we are entitled, or that we are oblivious. I don’t believe that’s true. Or I don’t believe that it has to be true. I’m worried that if we do not have a civil discussion soon, the situation will become violent or contentious beyond recognition. We have already seen rocks smash windows. Now, there are unidentified protesters stalking and harassing individual Google employees at their homes. The bus protests during the last several months are a symptom of San Francisco’s perennial housing shortage, which has become especially pronounced with 75,000 people moving here over the last decade. But they have done one good thing: they’ve pushed housing to the forefront of the mayor’s agenda.
This is not a new conflict. Moreover, tech industry workers are increasingly treated like bankers during 2008 in the mainstream media. Achievement Unlocked: The SF Class War Reaches Godwin’s Law. Yes, Tom Perkins went there. In a letter to the Wall Street Journal published this morning, with the surprising title “Progressive Kristallnacht Coming? ,” the legendary venture capitalist compared Nazi Germany’s war on the Jews to “the progressive war on the American one percent.” Before going too much further, let’s get this one little thing out of the way: Nothing should EVER be compared to the Holocaust, a tragedy in which 6 million Jews and another 5 million Germans lost their lives, except the Holocaust, or at the very least, other massive state-run genocides. Godwin’s Law notwithstanding, there are serious issues with Perkins’ letter, both in his perception of the problem and tone deaf reaction to it. “From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent,” Perkins writes.
Trois ans plus tard, où en est le mouvement des indignés espagnols ?