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Learning from Wisconsin

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June 15, 2012
Learning from Wisconsin

by Mark Vorpahl Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker not only defeated the recall, he did so easily, taking 54 percent of the vote. This is a big defeat for the union leadership who threw as many resources as they could afford behind this effort. How is it possible that this could have happened after all...
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Anarchists Care About Brand-Identity

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June 15, 2012
Anarchists Care About Brand-Identity

This article was originally published on The State. by Adam Rothstein A panda costume, green lasers, social media manifestos. The places where one finds Anarchism in this day and age are startling. One might expect such over-determined capitalist colonizing in the form of a body spray. Even a chain steakhouse can claim “no rules”...
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The Real is on the Rise

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June 14, 2012
The Real is on the Rise

This article was originally published on UMFNYC. When we took over the Vietnam Memorial on May 1, we were surrounded. We were surrounded on all sides by the infrastructure of this world, all that sustains it beyond its expiration like a giant life support system: the buildings that house corporations, the surveillance cameras, the...
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We Need A Third Option

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June 14, 2012
We Need A Third Option

by Chris Bergsten I have a radical proposal for Occupiers: let’s support a Presidential candidate. Barack Obama rose to the presidency by appealing to the nation’s desire for progress and change. In a time when eight years under President George W. Bush saw us embroiled in illegitimate wars, belligerent foreign policy, a growing police...
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It’s Only An Apocalypse When the Zombies Fight Back

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June 13, 2012
It’s Only An Apocalypse When the Zombies Fight Back

This article was original published on The State. by Adam Rothstein Before I even finish writing the phrase, “zombie apocalypse”, there is a good chance you’re horrified—by culturally over-determined boredom, rather than by monsters. The fantasy of the zombie outbreak is becoming ploddingly dull, fired into our crowded consciousness again and again, like rounds...
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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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AFL-CIO Declares Victory in Wisconsin in the Face of Defeat

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June 12, 2012
Photo by Christopher Patterson via Flickr

By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer In the wake of the Wisconsin elections and the failure to unseat Governor Walker, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued a victory statement of sorts, resorting to the most tortured and convoluted logic. For starters, Trumka proclaimed that, “Wisconsin took back its Senate.” Although he did not explain...
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The Maple Spring and the Mafiocracy: Struggling Students versus “Entitled Elites”

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June 11, 2012
The Maple Spring and the Mafiocracy: Struggling Students versus “Entitled Elites”

by Andrew Gavin Marshall It says a great deal about our society when hundreds of thousands of students – already largely indebted, a significant portion of whom live well below the poverty line, who already work what few jobs exist for a generation forgotten before we leave home – take to the streets in...
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Flash Encampments

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June 11, 2012
Flash Encampments

This article was originally published on Adbusters. Hey all you wild cats, do-gooders and steadfast rebels out there, Our movement is living through a painful rebirth… “There has been a unfortunate consolidation of power in #OWS,” writes one founding Zuccotti. “This translates into ideological dominance and recurring lines of thought. We are facing a...
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