My Bookmarx 10/27/2011
27 أكتوبر 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Against Outrage | The Third Coast Conspiracy
The news didn’t come in the middle of the night as we expected, but in the morning, at a reasonable hour EST. Hundreds of riot cops had raided the encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza, wildly swinging their batons and firing tear gas and beanbag rounds into a crowd made up of our friends, comrades, and allies who had for the last two weeks taken over and transformed dead space into the Oakland commune.
Is the EPA Selling Out Your Water? | Common Dreams
We were disheartened to learn this week that Nancy Stoner, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting assistant administrator for water, is an advocate for water privatization.
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world – physics-math – 19 October 2011 – New Scientist
AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
Attention to Greece. Class war intensified. | Anarchist news dot org
The facts of the last 48 hour general strike are historical. For the first time in the last years the greek communist party (KKE) have chosen to be present (in terms of space and time) with every other piece of society that demonstrates at syntagma square.
On workers autonomy – Miguel Amoros | libcom.org
Brief remarks concerning the meaning of the word “autonomy” in the context of political struggles since the time of Marx, with special emphasis on the period of the Spanish Transition to democracy in the 1970s.
My life in austerity Greece|29Oct11|Socialist Worker
Amalia is part of the 16.5 percent who are unemployed in Greece—a figure that is expected to rise with every attack on living standards enforced by the government, and demanded by the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Workers’ action paralyses Greece|29Oct11|Socialist Worker
A 48-hour general strike saw the biggest turnout ever in every Greek city on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.
Everything was shut. Half a million people took to the streets of Athens, with another half a million across the rest of the country.
Occupy Wall Street And The Celebrity Economists By Michael Yates
The Occupy Wall Street movement has transfixed the nation. In just a few weeks, it has spread from Manhattan to hundreds of towns and cities, and it has now taken root in other countries.
Occupy the System! – New Free Essays from AK Press – Infoshop News
Things are getting really weird around here. In hundreds of cities people are finding their voice. And we are all listening. Has the inequality gap just become too intolerable—especially to those 99% who see only a future of mindless toil and crippling debt? Is the democratic system as we know it “broken”? Is it time to repeal corporate personhood as codified into law? Are taxing the rich and dismantling portions of the financial services sector enough to help restore dignity in our lives? Or do we want the works…?
Inside the Shocking Police Crackdown on Occupy Oakland: Tear Gas Used, 85 Arrested | | AlterNet
Over the last two weeks I’ve seen a community rise up seemingly out of nowhere — one based on consensus decision-making and strong anti-oppression values for all people involved. One that included free food and a clean kitchen, a community garden, free school and twice-daily yoga.
Last night I saw that community torn apart by a show of force so grossly outrageous in terms of mass of force, brutality, and cost to an already broke city that nearly shut down most of its libraries, and is on the verge of closing schools.
Egyptian Activists Summoned by Military Prosecutor – NYTimes.com
An Egyptian military prosecutor summoned two activist bloggers for interrogation on Monday, the same day President Obama urged the head of Egypt’s ruling military council to end military trials for civilians in a phone call from the White House.
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