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Unraveling Chris Hedges’ Inconsistencies

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June 13, 2012
Proud, queer, Quebecois & on strike at CLASSE demonstration.  Photo by scottmontreal via Flickr.

By Shamus Cooke Sometimes reading a Chris Hedges’ article is like drinking a fine glass of wine:  one that spills midway and ends in a nasty stain. In a recent article on Canada’s emerging social movement, Hedges hits the mark and inspires as he diagnoses the science of social movements, explaining how the Canadian protest...
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Pitch a Tent II—the Houseless Strike Back

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June 12, 2012
Pitch a Tent II—the Houseless Strike Back

by joyofresistance The Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade will never be the same again, thanks to Right to Survive (R2S) and houseless activists. This is the second year that R2S, an organization led by houseless and previously unhoused people, put out a call for “Pitch A Tent II—The Houseless Strike Back.” Together with folks...
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Occupy Wall Street – Taking it to the Streets

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June 10, 2012
Occupy Wall Street – Taking it to the Streets

This story is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Occupied Times. by Michael Richmond Two direct actions in three nights. Both started out from Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan, and both were ostensibly in solidarity with the huge mobilisation of protesters in Québec against raised tuition fees and...
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CISPA Follows SOPA in Attacking Internet Freedom

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June 8, 2012
CISPA Follows SOPA in Attacking Internet Freedom

This article is from the Occupied News Wire. It was originally published in the Boston Occupier. by Kendra Moyer The Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was drafted by Representative Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) with the stated intention of protecting consumers and business owners by reducing intellectual property theft, identity theft, and perceived “cyber threats.” The...
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From Montreal: An Open Letter to the Mainstream Media

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June 6, 2012
Photo by scottmontreal

You are a little late to the party, and you are still missing the mark a lot of the time, but in the past few days you have published some not-entirely-terrible articles and op-eds about what’s happening in Quebec right now. Some of you have even started mentioning that when people are rounded up...
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PDX Bike Swarm to Lead Kickoff Ride for Annual Portland Pedalpalooza Bike Festival

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June 5, 2012
Photo by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.org

By Hart Noecker On Thursday, June 7th at 6pm, in the South Park Blocks near Portland State University, the PDX Bike Swarm will lead the Kickoff Ride for Portland’s annual 3+ week long mega-event PEDALPALOOZA, and as in years past the turnout is expected to be well in the hundreds for this ride alone....
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NATO 2012: Dissidents vs. The War Machine

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June 4, 2012
Love vs Hate

Story and Photographs by @CarrieFoTruth When I left for the NATO summit, I expected the police in Chicago were going to be oppressive against protesters, if not downright violent. There had been quite a bit of media buzz around the Chicago Police Department having spent a million dollars on riot and tactical gear, as...
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Has the FBI Launched a War of Entrapment Against the Occupy Movement?

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June 3, 2012
Alleged police infiltrators "Gloves" and "Mo" in a black bloc on May 1 in Chicago.  Photo by Marcus Demery.

This is from the Occupied News Wire. It originally appeared in the Occupied Chicago Tribune and at AlterNet. By Arun Gupta With the high-profile arrest of activists on terrorism charges in Cleveland on May Day and in Chicago during the NATO summit there, evidence is mounting that the FBI is unleashing the same methods of entrapment against the...
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Counter Revolution Disguised as Democracy in Egypt

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May 31, 2012
Counter Revolution Disguised as Democracy in Egypt

by Shamus Cooke In a country where the embers of revolution are still glowing, you would assume that a presidential election would produce a revolutionary-appearing government. Not so in Egypt. The revolutionaries who toppled the hated dictator Mubarak will have zero representation in the upcoming runoff election for president. Those who opposed the revolution,...
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Strategically Incapacitated in Chi-Town

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May 25, 2012
Strategically Incapacitated in Chi-Town

by David “Däv” O’Bryant The following is my general report on the events of my arrest and detention on May 20th, 2012 during the NATO summit protests in Chicago, Ill. I was arrested at around 4:15 in the back of the main march today in Chicago. I was detained until 11:45. I was walking...
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