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Soon thousands of folks will be hoping on buses heading to New York for the "Biggest Most Important Climate Change Protest in History". Every year or 2 someone makes this claim in the lead up to a protest and it rarely lives up to the hype. I wish they were always accurate and every protest could make this claim with an avalanche of ever increasing dissent that actually changes things, but alas, it just ain't so. Unfortunatly even if it is "the largest" what will be accomplished? Will the hard workin' nose to the grind stone regular folks who can't afford to pay attention to such things ever know what happened? How can you sway popular opinion when the masses don't know anything occured? It's partially the fault of mainstream media, partially the falt of alternative media and partialy the fault of a system that indoctrinates wage slaves from very early in life to believe the best they can do to make change in the world is to pick a team, red or blue; stick by their team their whole lives regardless of the teams post game antics. Regardless of whether the team gives a shit about the fans it blinds with false patriotism.
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More on the subject of Violence vs NonViolence
For over 4 months, students and their allies, took over the streets of Montreal every day, to protest a tuition hike imposed by the liberal party in Quebec.
On September 21st, the newly elected Premier of Quebec scrapped the tuition hike and repealed a controversial law, that effectively banned public demonstrations.
While this is being touted as a victory by many in the student movement, one element that made this success possible is already being overshadowed. How the the movement's militant street politics transformed the student strike from a single issue campaign to an uncompromising social insurrection.
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Violence and Legitimacy in the Occupy Movement and Beyond:
A Debate between Chris Hedges and the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective
on Tactics & Strategy, Reform & Revolution
Livestreamed Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00 pm
from Proshansky Auditorium
CUNY Graduate Center
New York City, NY
This is an in intimate discussion with Lisa Fithian & Jason Ahmadi conducted Oct 31st 2011 over coffee, early in the morning. None of us had had much sleep in the previous 6 weeks. Get Lisa's insight on the history of violent and non violent protest. Also, a detailed analysis of the potential pitfalls of the Occupy Wall Street movement and how they can be avoided.
The "Stand for Oakland" group claims they have come forward to denounce the violence and vandalism in the Occupy Oakland movement.
This week: 1. No cops allowed in Occupy Vancouver 2. W.T.F.W.J.D. 3. Ninjas? 4. Bahrain battles SUVs 5. Justice, Syria style 6. #Jan25 7. Is this a revolution?