Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage →
Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police. The occupations were a “brilliant” idea, he says, but now it’s time to “move on to the next stage” in tactics. He suggests political organizing in the neighborhoods. The Occupy camps have shown people how “to break out of this conception that we’re isolated.” But “just...
Noam Chomsky: “10 Strategies of Manipulation” by... →
Renowned critic and always MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, one of the classic voices of intellectual dissent in the last decade, has compiled a list of the ten most common and effective strategies resorted to by the agendas “hidden” to establish a manipulation of the population through the media.Historically the media have proven highly efficient to mold public opinion. Thanks to the...
Whack A Mole Revolution: A guide to Pop Up... →
scottrossi: Whack A Mole Revolution: A guide to Pop Up Occupations Version 1.0 12/1/11 OccupySF Committee of Correspondence and 101 Tribe Affinity Group In the past few months, we have seen our Occupations rise and fall in the face of police raids and eviction actions. The political environment has become increasingly hostile to our presence, even as we gain support and new members from the...
"Unprecedented cuts by the financially struggling... →
WikiLeaks’ Spy Files reveal the frightening scale... →
cultureofresistance: WikiLeaks’ Spy Files reveal the frightening scale and ambition of the industry now devoted to surveillance of all our daily lives We live digital lives now, flitting from Facebook to YouTube, checking our iPhones and BlackBerries, and chatting with our loved ones on Skype. Very few of us worry too much about tweeting our personal opinions on politics or chatting with a new...
This Is What Democracy Looks Like →
noneofthismatters: This film, shot by 100 amateur camera operators, tells the story of the enormous street protests in Seattle, Washington in November 1999, against the World Trade Organization summit being held there. Vowing to oppose, among other faults, the WTO’s power to arbitrarily overrule nations’ environmental, social and labor policies in favor of unbridled corporate greed,...