Revolution

Derrick Jensen writing in the May/June 2006 issue of Orion Magazine: We’ve all been taught that hope in some future condition—like hope in some future heaven—is and must be our refuge in…


“We were probably the most conservative-minded revolutionaries who put through a successful revolution.”  Kevin O’Higgins “If they have real grievances redress them, if possible; or acknowledge the justice of them . ….



Scared that you are falling behind the times? Via Zapato Productions intradimensional: The front panel button switches the display to show paradigm confidence levels in real time — caution when it lingers…


Via the Baffler, David Graeber on the possibilities of revolution and the increase in “guard labor”: Under no conditions can alternatives, or anyone proposing alternatives, be seen to experience success. This helps…









‘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.




Via Naked Capitalism, researcher Erica Chenoweth attempted to qualify which style of insurgency is more effective — she claims nonviolent action has a better yield: Occupy’s public discussions on “diversity of tactics”…


Natalie W writes at Diatribe Media: We’re breathing the very last gasp of the holiday cycle. First it was the overeating celebration, where we shoved every last delicious morsel of multiple dinners…




Didn’t we know this already? Reports Kimberly Dozier on the AP: McLEAN, VA — In an anonymous industrial park, CIA analysts who jokingly call themselves the “ninja librarians” are mining the mass…



Is this the moment when Occupy turned from protest to revolt? The San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO-TV reports on a dramatic turn in California (for an alternative take check out the #OakFoSho live stream):

Thousands of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters peacefully marched in the streets of Oakland on Wednesday picketing banks and disrupting operations at the nation’s fifth-busiest port.

Around 10:30 p.m. a group of a couple hundred protesters went into the Travelers Aid building to occupy it…




There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens…