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“How can so many demonstrations accomplish so little?” asks Moses Naim at The Atlantic: Street protests are in. From Bangkok to Caracas, and Madrid to Moscow, these days not a week goes…






Via Komo News:

Protesters associated with Occupy Portland and a group calling itself Portland Action Lab were pepper sprayed by riot gear-clad police during a Saturday march. Apparently the police felt that large wooden shields carried by the protesters posed a threat. Take a look in the video below and see what you think:


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Via Reality Sandwich:

“Our first video features the full video from “The New Edge of Radical Economics,” an Evolver network event with David Graeber, Occupy Wall Street activist and author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, and Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics, moderated by RS’s own Daniel Pinchbeck. Graeber and Eisenstein tackle the loaded question: What is money? They aptly compare money to magic, and explore the notion that money works because we all believe in it. You can watch it on our YouTube page, or check it out below.”


On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to the host of RT’s Capital Account, Lauren Lyster, about the austerity protests in Greece, and across Europe; Plaintiff and activist against the NDAA’s indefinite detention provision, Alexa O’brien, speaks out about her personal experience fighting the government against unlawful detention; BTS wraps up with a look at who Alfred Nobel was, and highlights a few of the most controversial Americans to have received the coveted Nobel Peace prize.




If the small number of protesters this weekend is anything to go by, Monday’s planned first anniversary action around New York’s financial district won’t cause too many banksters to be afraid to…




“As his face faded from the television screen, the light in my eyes dimmed.” Natalie Solidarity writes at Diatribe Media: My gentle friend was returned to state custody even as I willed…



Toronto filmmaker Bert McKinley lets his camera do the talking:

In early October 2011 I went down to New York City to spend a long weekend at Zuccotti park – Campsite for Occupy Wall Street. This is what I saw and some of people I talked to in my 3 days spent at Occupy.


Did any disinfonauts go to Zuccotti this weekend? If so please supplement this report from Reuters: Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested during the weekend as police cleared New York’s Zuccotti…


‘Social media’ conjures up thoughts of instant internet communication, global chatter over the web, computers, mobiles, tweets, posts etc. But there is a communication form that predates these modern tools – political street art. Street art can be dated back to ancient Egypt and throughout history it has been employed by those with a political point to make.



Erik Eckholm ponders the future of the Occupy movement, writing at the New York Times: The ragtag Occupy Wall Street encampments that sprang up in scores of cities last fall, thrusting “We…



Chris Hedges writes about the Black Bloc at Alternet (thanks to Adam for the tip): The Black Bloc anarchists, who have been active on the streets in Oakland and other cities, are…