Tag Archives: Occupy Movement

Chris Hedges Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

“We have power.”

Michael Nagler | Violence and Evolution: Where Do We Stand?

…contrary to common opinion, violence has been steadily decreasing by a number of measures for several millennia.

Chris Corrigan | Radical innovation is never acceptable

All effective forms of protest are illegal until they succeed.

Michael Corcoran | How Sanders Shaped the National Discourse on Class: A Media Analysis

Sanders supporters should not get disillusioned. It may seem easy to forget, but the primary goal of the Sanders’ campaign was not the presidency, but a “political revolution.” Winning an election was a goal, to be sure, but “revolution” was the goal.

David Swanson: Bern the Feel

Swanson: I remain convinced that the media is keeping Sanders and Trump around for ratings and will destroy them as soon as it chooses, and never chooses to do such a thing as early as the December of the year before the election. In part, I attribute a lot more power to the media in general than [Ted] Rall may.

Chris Hedges: Death by Fracking

Hedges: Resistance will be local. It will be militant. It will defy the rules imposed by the corporate state. It will turn its back on state and NGO environmental organizations. And it will not stop until corporate power is destroyed or we are destroyed.

Evergreene Digest: Get Up, Stand Up ~ Bruce E. Levine

“We are living in a land in which corporate power buys as many politicians as it needs, unjust laws shovel money to the rich, and media substitute entertainment for information. Yet Bruce Levine dares to show how we can reclaim our deadened souls, regain integrity and passion, and begin to change a political system we […]

Henry A. Giroux | Higher Education and the Promise of Insurgent Public Memory

Giroux: The current historical moment calls for a politics that is transnational in its scope, global in its sense of responsibility and capable of creating new democratic public spheres in which it becomes possible to show private troubles can be connected to larger social issues, and public connections and modes of solidarity can be sustained beyond the private sphere. Only then will the promise and possibility of creating a radical global commons in the service of a radical democracy come into view.

Jeff Noonan: What Does Revolution Mean Today?

That ruling classes can still be constrained by political and moral costs tells us something of profound positive importance.  Today, revolutionary politics must be resolutely non-violent — the goal of movements for fundamental social change can no longer be to overthrow the state by force, but to overwhelm the state’s legitimacy through organizing a gigantic, […]

Henry Giroux: Radical Democracy Against Cultures of Violence

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.                                                               —  Nelson Mandela by Henry A. Giroux  January 7, 2014  PhilosophersforChange.org Guy Debord once […]

Flowers and Zeese: Major Social Transformation Is a Lot Closer Than You May Realize – How Do We Finish the Job?

It starts with winning over the hearts and minds of the American people. By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers  December 30, 2013  AlterNet The current social movement that exploded onto the national scene with the 2011 Occupy Movement is following the path of successful movements so far. The social change movement in 2014 is poised to begin an […]

Rebecca Solnit: Too Soon to Tell — The Case for Hope

The future is bigger than our imaginations. It’s unimaginable, and then it comes anyway. To meet it we need to keep going, to walk past what we can imagine. We need to be unstoppable.  By Rebecca Solnit  May 19, 2013  TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full […]

Nathan Schneider — How the Occupy Movement Began: The Full Account

Excerpt from Thank You Anarchy, Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse by Nathan Schneider    By Nathan Schneider  November 1st, 2013  www.truth-out.org  PopularResistance.org   Powered by Translate    Nathan Schneider, the author of “Thank You Anarchy,” was covering the Occupy Movement from its origins.  In his first chapter, reposted below, he chronicles the various threads of uprising […]

Popular Resistance Newsletter — Revolution Of The Mind Is Underway

NEWSLETTER November 1st, 2013  PopularResistance.org Powered by Translate Chris Hedges has an important essay in Truthdig this week, Our Invisible Revolution. [Posted separately on WAMMToday]  Essentially he describes a revolution of the mind in which people’s consciousness are raised as they become aware of the inability of the current governmental and economic systems to respond to the […]

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Discuss American Fascism

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Discuss American Fascism LISTEN NOW  The two celebrated journalists discuss the collapse of vital institutions and the rise of demagogues and charlatans in post-meltdown America. 10/11/13 Free View In iTunes A truthdig.com Podcast Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on […]

Henry A. Giroux | Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

“The University is a critical institution or it is nothing.” – Stuart Hall By Henry A Giroux  Tuesday, 29 October 2013  Truthout | Op-Ed (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) I want to begin with the words of the late African-American poet, Audre Lourde, who was in her time a formidable writer, educator, feminist, gay rights activist and public intellectual who […]

Chris Hedges: Our Invisible Revolution

“Because revolution is evolution at its boiling point you cannot ‘make’ a real revolution any more than you can hasten the boiling of a tea kettle,” Berkman wrote. “It is the fire underneath that makes it boil: how quickly it will come to the boiling point will depend on how strong the fire is.” By Chris […]

Michael Parenti> Media Disinformation: The Role of Powerful Political Lobbies and Moneyed Interests in America

Renowned American intellectual and cultural critic believes that the United States, is exercising double standards with regards to Iran’s nuclear program and treating Iranians in a discriminatory way through imposing unilateral and unjust sanctions. By Michael Parenti and Kourosh Ziabari Global Research, July 27, 2013 FARS New “Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which gives it the […]

Henry A. Giroux> The Violence of Organized Forgetting

Within the existing neoliberal historical conjuncture, there is a merging of violence and governance and the systemic disinvestment in and breakdown of institutions and public spheres that have provided the minimal conditions for democracy. By Henry A. Giroux  Monday, 22 July 2013  Truthout | Op-Ed “People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring […]

Chris Hedges> Locking Out the Voices of Dissent

The primacy of corporate profit trumps our right to a living wage, affordable and adequate health care, the regulation of industry and environmental controls, protection from corporate fraud and abuse, the right to a good and affordable public education, the ability to form labor unions, and having a government that serves the basic needs of […]