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read: ‘Sleepwalking to Extinction': Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth

This recent Adbusters article makes the case that we are at the most crucial point in human history… and that we we need a paradigm shift. And guess what we have to shift away from: capitalism. And this piece really … Continue reading

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Chevron’s Worst Year Ever, Episode 5: Nigeria

By Rebecca Tarbotton, Rainforest Action Network, Executive Director / reposted from SFGate / originally posted May 28, 2012 This has been one of the worst years ever for Chevron. From it’s ongoing massive legal losses in Ecuador, to offshore disasters … Continue reading

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

by Arundhati Roy Re-posted from Outlook India Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare…. How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests? Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or … Continue reading

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Occupy the War Machine

by Willie Osterweil, published on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by Shareable.net, re-posted from Common Dreams The differences are slight: one decade, one president, one letter out of four. “Change the q to an n, don’t use the phrase ‘WMD’ or … Continue reading

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“Debt” by David Graeber

By Justin E. H. Smith Re-posted from Bookforum David Graeber has been much praised of late as a prophet of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and even if one doesn’t want to go that far, his book is remarkably timely. … Continue reading

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Rights are for People

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A week of cognitive dissonance and direct action

What do we do when the government shockingly proves it already has the power to do one day what we were opposing the prior day? It is more than disquieting to see the government brutally illustrating the fact that the … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Loneliness: Why Pornography Is a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

By: Harriet Fraad and Tess Fraad Wolff Re-posted from Truthout | Op-Ed  Massive social changes in the US labor force and in commerce have transformed the economy and powerfully affected personal relationships. Since 1970, we have changed from being a … Continue reading

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Can Gift Exchange Fix the Problems of Capitalism and Rebuild our Lost Community?

        The reclamation of the gift-based commonwealth not only hastens the collapse of a growth-dependent money system, it also mitigates its severity. Re-posted from AlterNet, January 1, 2012 Wherever I go and ask people what is missing … Continue reading

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Winning Moments for the 99% in 2011

Re-posted from AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe / December 26, 2011 This year saw working people around the world begin to stand up and fight back. Ten organizers share their most inspiring moments from the U.S.’s year of action. 2011 … Continue reading

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