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Op-Ed: . .Tis The Season of Love . . . and Not-of Love

También En Español. Which will you choose for 2012? Will you commit yourself to the power and supremacy of love? Will you check yourself to make sure your actions are “of love?” Are you willing to call out those who are not-of love? The stark realities and compounding errors of the feckless conspiracy of the greedy and the stupid are in sharp relief. These realities become clearer, bolder, and more desperate by the hour, with no exit strategy that doesn’t involve even greater hardship to the rest of us who own this earth. Who are the humane and the inhumane? Who ...

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US Congress Expands New Anti-Protest Law

(También en Español) News of Note: US Congress expands authoritarian anti-protest law A bill passed Monday in the US House of Representatives and Thursday in the Senate would expand existing anti-protest laws that make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by a lengthy prison term—to “enter or remain in” an area designated as “restricted.” The bill—H.R. 347, or the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011”—was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, while only Ron Paul and two other Republicans voted against the bill in the House of Representatives (the bill passed 388-3). Not a single ...

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Occupy Joins the Fight Against Private Prisons

(También en Español) News of Note: Occupy Joins the Fight Against Private Prisons "Yango, a middle-aged African-American DC native active in both Occupy DC and the prison divestment movement, spent over a decade in Rivers Correctional Facility, a private prison located in Winton, North Carolina, 251 miles outside DC.... "Yango described his time there as "a horror story" marked by inedible sludge and negligent medical treatment, although he emphasized that the worst aspect was, "There are no programs for men who are housed there which means that when a guy comes out of Rivers, he is not prepared to come back ...

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Occupy Foreclosed Homes

Looking for another way to fight back against big banks? OccupyOurHomes.org is calling for a national day of action on December 6, 2011. "Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and a place to call home. Millions of Americans have worked hard for years for the opportunity to own their own home; for others, it remains a distant goal. For all of us, having a decent place to live for ourselves and our families is the most fundamental part of the American dream, a source of security and pride. In 2008, we discovered bankers and speculators had been ...

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Why Privileged Elites Cynically Oppose Erotic Freedom

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español In my last post Who Are You Calling an Anarchist? we examined the important distinction between anarchy, as a legitimate and proven approach to governmental organization, and terrorism, a deliberate technique of chaotic social disorganization, that social elites deliberately and falsely equate to the wholly legitimate practice of anarchy. Now we can examine the tools of hierarchical governmental violence directed against its citizens, recognizing that the chief of these tools, invisible to the oppressed, is sexual repression through false religions, failed ideas of government, and corrupt concepts of ...

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Who Are You Calling an Anarchist?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español "I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe– ‘That government is best which governs not at all’; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which we will have." —Henry David Thoreau, American Anarchist Remember, remember the 5th of November...an appropriate date to consider current events in the Occupy movement in relation to traditional concepts of minimalist governance. ...

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Running Out of Time (video)

We were really impressed with this video which brings into sharp relief some of the dissonance and hypocrisy of American politicians' sweeping calls for democracy and equality abroad, through the UN, in the US Congress, and from the White House. They take seriously the populist rebellions in repressive foreign nations, at least the ones that might be useful to the US, but our political leaders dismiss 0r only limply support the successful "Occupy" movement in our midst that is already altering the national conversation of government's role. The effectiveness of this movement is scaring them because it flips the paradigm in ...

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This Revolution Will Not Be Privatized

One of the best signs at the Occupy Wall Street's ongoing protest that is spreading like wildfire across the country right now said, "This revolution will not be privatized." Well, what do we actually mean by that? In the last 24 hours, Occupy Together has increased by almost 200 more cities, up from 749 to 928 cities, including Washington, DC. Wildfire. It's about effin' time. A movement like no other that has been 40 years in the making by my clock. This week, Occupy Wall Street's NYC General Assembly issued an official declaration. This is the American people standing up for the ...

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