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Airbnb Had Housing Activists Pushed Into a “Free Speech Zone”

This weekend Airbnb held its first-ever conference for hosts in San Francisco. Inside, executivesrestated the company’s goal to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Outside, local cops allegedly shoved housing activists who were protesting Airbnb’s role in the eviction crisis, confining demonstrators into a “free speech” pen.  …. … 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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“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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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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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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Anticapitalism and Occupation

Re-posted from THECURRENTMOMENT  19 Dec The novelty of Occupy in relation to the past decades of anticapitalism has been to introduce one other way of thinking about alternatives – the camp itself as a kind of autonomous, self-sufficient community, with … Continue reading

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Protest Chevron’s Tax Grab! Tomorrow 12/15 in Martinez, CA

Protest Chevron’s Tax Grab 651 Pine Street, Martinez Thursday December 15, 2011 11:30 AM – Gather and Leaflet Area 12 Noon Rally Find flyers, the Richmond City Council resolution asking Chevron to drop its property tax appeals, and more information … Continue reading

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Frame Capitalism not the Earth

We in the west think that Darfur was torn apart due to ethnic conflict, while according to David Morse it was a resource war. He writes in an insightful article on Alternet, “The most sophisticated technologies deployed are, on the … Continue reading

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Massive police action cracks down on Occupy Oakland

Police Raid Occupy Oakland Camp, By MALIA WOLLAN; Re-posted from The New York Times, November 14, 2011 OAKLAND, Calif. — Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Oakland encampment downtown on Monday morning, making arrests and flattening … Continue reading

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