Capitalism: The Odds Are Never In Our Favor

  • Posted on: 22 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From https://thetransmetropolitanreview.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/capitalism-t...

On November 2nd, 2015, the mayor of Seattle declared a state of emergency. What this means is unclear. Ed Murray publicly announced that the current level of homelessness constituted a citywide emergency. In their official proclamation, the City of Seattle stated quite simply that “individuals living within the City of Seattle should have access to basic shelter.” The bureaucrats at City Hall then went on to state that “members of our community should not be forced, by a myriad of circumstances…to live and sleep outdoors or on the street.” These simple statements are in fact just a means for the City of Seattle to absolve itself for creating this homeless emergency in the first place.
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The Brilliant - Episode Twelve: To Put it Delicately

  • Posted on: 22 November 2015
  • By: aragorn

In this episode, we respond to some of the wonderful feedback, suggestions, and questions we've received from listeners – there is actually so much that we weren't able to get to all of it in this episode and will follow up on it in the next. We are asked about issues of race; discuss how we have very different backgrounds related to this issue; and end up talking about the importance of, and our frustration with, the way discussions of race are framed in North America. Bellamy addresses some feedback about how FRR was better than his current podcast, leading A! to talk about what it looks like to do meaningful projects in our context. A! responds to criticism of an essay he wrote in the past, connecting it to genocide. Finally, Bellamy escapes a dramatically read critique by filibustering.

Neither Alderaan nor Coruscant: The Politics of the Star Wars galaxy

  • Posted on: 21 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Self Certified

Like half the planet, I can’t wait for the opening night of The Force Awakens, the seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga on the big screen (not counting The Clone Wars animated film). The original trilogy dominated my childhood; I read the comics, I played with the toys and I watched those films over and over. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that they are to this day, one of the few pieces of entertainment that can get an emotional response out of me.

Support Babygirl Gann!

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Hey y'all,
Jennifer Gann is a resolved anarchist trans woman prison rebel who would benefit greatly from a more established and broad support system. So, we've created three internet things for her: A support site on noblogs.org, a fundraiser on youcaring.com, and a list on Riseup. We've done this in the hopes that other people may be interested in playing an active role in her support and be interested in interfacing with people aren't so anti-social as me and/or us.
Right now there are three major goals which Jennifer has:

Why it's right to resist the Government?

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: TraCyn

From Anarkismo - by Joe Conlon - WSM

"The law is essentially the weapon of the privileged, it is made by them for the purpose of enshrining their power and the people need to dismantle it entirely if they want to be genuinely free" - Errico Malatesta

Does this mean anarchists are against laws? Anarchists are against laws that are created by the rich and the privileged liar of society that are used in their favour. These same laws are used to exploit and oppress the rest of society. These laws are designed to give as little as possible to people.

The Real War

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Communicators and governing authorities, who can no longer sell the “security” which they are manifestly incapable of delivering to any of their subjects, have thus pounced on the latest Parisian massacres in order to recast their rhetoric. “We are at war,” they tirelessly repeat, with the slight giddiness that always accompanies the manipulation of a new toy.

On Throwing Rocks or Thoughts on the Demonstration at the 4th Precinct in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 11/18

  • Posted on: 19 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

“[T]he time of passive resistance has ended, that nonviolence was a useless strategy and could never overturn a white majority regime bent on retaining its power at any cost” – Nelson Mandala

“Y’all are some singers. Y’all are just like them, you’re all cops.” – A man at Sunday’s demonstration at the 4th Precinct.

THEDIRT Interviews A Parisian Mime, Concerning Massacre of November 13

  • Posted on: 19 November 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

(If you are interested in being interviewed by dirt-people, please let us know. You can email us at thedirt@riseup.net. We will not consider anyone who has less taste than we do. We will not acknowledge your existence until we see a picture of you shitting on an american flag, peeing in the gas tank of a cop car, or wearing khaki pants and safari hat, giving a thumbs up in front of the Grand Canyon. All dirt-people function as individuals, this content is not the editor's responsibility. Monetary Donations Welcome.)

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