My Bookmarx 04/28/2012
28 أبريل 2012 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China | Reuters
“Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc’s main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after the two firms announced a landmark agreement on improving working conditions.”
A rebellion against racism | SocialistWorker.org
“This month marks the 20th anniversary of one of the fiercest urban uprisings in U.S. history–the Los Angeles Rebellion. At the time, politicians and the media focused on the property damage that took place. They did their best to discredit the uprising as “wanton destruction” and “mob brutality” carried out by “criminals” and “gangs.””
THE LA Rebellion was sparked by the unbelievable acquittal–by an all-white jury–of four white cops who had viciously beaten Rodney King, an unemployed, Black construction worker. There was no question of the cops’ guilt. An onlooker had captured the entire beating on videotape, which was replayed on televisions around the country.
Why anti-authoritarians are diagnosed as mentally ill – Infoshop News
“In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.”
I have found that most psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals are not only extraordinarily compliant with authorities but also unaware of the magnitude of their obedience. And it also has become clear to me that the anti-authoritarianism of their patients creates enormous anxiety for these professionals, and their anxiety fuels diagnoses and treatments.
Student Anarchist Federation is Born! | Anarchist news dot org
“The newly formed Student Anarchist Federation is the culmination of 3 New England Gatherings in Boston. The first meeting had students from over 12 schools and 4 cities. Continual work has produced the following document as a basis for organization.”
Shell’s Weak Response to Activists’ Demands | Human Rights Now – Amnesty International USA Blog
“It’s complicated,” claimed Shell on their Facebook page today in response to the barrage of messages Amnesty activists have been leaving them on Facebook, Twitter and via email demanding they own up, clean up and pay up their mess in the Niger Delta.”
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