Posts Tagged ‘Revolution’

The Amazing Mister Boots

Posted in Curated Links on March 12th, 2015 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Joseph Bien-Kahn interviews Boots Riley.

When I say, “We have hella people, they have helicopters,” I’m trying to point out that they can have this technology, but we’re the ones that have to operate it. They’ve got our eyes on the details of technology, but the truth is, this whole world is run through the power of the working class. We’re who creates the profit and we can reorganize it. Helicopters won’t matter.

Read the full interview: Boots Riley on the State of Oakland, the Power of the Working Class, and His New Screenplay | VICE | United States.

Hedges on Malcolm’s Prophetic Voice

Posted in Curated Links on February 4th, 2015 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

“Sometimes, I have dared to dream … that one day, history may even say that my voice—which disturbed the white man’s smugness, and his arrogance, and his complacency—that my voice helped to save America from a grave, possibly even fatal catastrophe,” Malcolm wrote.

Read the entire essay: Chris Hedges: Malcolm X Was Right About America – Chris Hedges – Truthdig.

Sorry To Bother You

Posted in Video on July 1st, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

Here’s a happy little tune from The Coup. Sending this one out to the Supreme Court of the United States.

David Cay Johnston on Inequality’s Looming Disaster

Posted in Curated Links on May 23rd, 2014 by Noebie – Be the first to comment

From an interview with economics journalist David Cay Johnston:

We will either, through peaceful, rational means, go back to a system that does not take from the many to give to the few in all these subtle ways, or we will end up like 18th century France. And if we end up in that awful condition, it will be the bloodiest thing the world has even seen. So I think it’s really important to get a handle on this inequality.

Read the full interview. “Bloodiest thing the world has seen”: David Cay Johnston on inequality’s looming disaster –

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

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.”