Posts Tagged ‘Revolution’

Reich on Why There’s No Outcry

Posted in Curated Links on January 31st, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

“In earlier decades, the working class fomented reform. The labor movement led the charge for a minimum wage, 40-hour workweek, unemployment insurance, and Social Security. No longer. Working people don’t dare.”

Read the full essay: Robert Reich (Why There’s No Outcry).

Don’t Surrender! A Report From Turkey

Posted in Curated Links on June 3rd, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Turkish Journalist Ece Temelkuran writes at New Statesman.

My friend, who was completely uninterested in politics until six days ago, had never been in conflict with the police before. Now, like hundreds of thousands of others in Turkey, she has become a warrior with goggles around her neck, an oxygen mask on her face and an anti-acid solution bottle in her hand. It is like a civil war between the police and the people. Yet nobody expected this when, six days ago, a group of protesters organised a sit-in at Istanbuls Gezi Park to protect trees that were to be cut down for the governments urban redevelopment project.

In Taksim Square, on the building of Atatürk Cultural Center, some people are hanging a huge banner. There are only two words on it: “Don’t surrender!”

READ MORE: People have killed their fear of authority – and the protests are growing.

Taksim Olayları

Today’s Must Read: A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse

Posted in Curated Links on April 10th, 2013 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

“Submitting oneself to labor discipline—supervision, control, even the self-control of the ambitious self-employed—does not make one a better person. In most really important ways, it probably makes one worse. To undergo it is a misfortune that at best is sometimes necessary. Yet it’s only when we reject the idea that such labor is virtuous in itself that we can start to ask what is virtuous about labor. To which the answer is obvious. Labor is virtuous if it helps others.”

Read the Full Article: A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse | David Graeber | The Baffler.

It’s S17: Happy Anniversary!

Posted in Other Content on September 17th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Today marks the first anniversary of the beginning of the revolution.

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com.

For more information and event listings, see S17NYC.orghere or here.

Follow Twitter hashtags #OWS, #S17 and #S17NYC or follow @OccupyWallSt.

The Spirit of Port Huron Endures

Posted in Other Content on June 15th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

The Port Huron Statement was completed fifty years ago today. It remains a visionary document, and a call to continue the unfinished work of my generation.

Let us rededicate ourselves to this work, so that The Psalmist’s words may be true:

“Justice shall flourish in those days, a profound peace from sea to sea and to the ends of the earth.”

Another world is possible.

★ ★ ★

Full Text of The Port Huron Statement

What The Port Huron Statement Still Has To Say - Commentary from Tom Hayden

Earlier Posts on Port Huron:

The Port Huron Statement at 50

More On The Port Huron Statement at 50


Occupy Continues To Innovate

Posted in Curated Links on June 14th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

From Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters:

“Stay loose, play jazz, keep the faith…capitalism is in terminal crisis and our movement has just begun.”

From Adbusters, With Love

Posted in Curated Links on April 13th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Battle for the Soul of Occupy. [Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters] - It’s up to you to decide if our movement goes the way of Paris ’68, the dust bin of could-have-been-insurrections, or something more daring, more inspiring, something not yet dreamed.

May 1st, 2012: General Strike!

Posted in Other Content on March 15th, 2012 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

May 1st, 2012

No Work * No School * No Shopping * No Banking

READ:

May Day 2012 Call For A General Strike

Six Ways To Get Ready For The May 1st General Strike

West Coast Port Shutdown

Posted in Curated Links, News on December 12th, 2011 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Thousands of activists began to gather in the early morning hours today to protest at ports along the West Coast of the United States. Events are planned throughout the day from San Diego to Seattle.

You can follow what’s happening live on Twitter @occupytheport. You can also follow the #D12 hashtag for reports and comments from the community at large.