Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tactical Terror | Feature | Tucson Weekly

Tactical Terror | Feature | Tucson Weekly. Today, many critics of the raid believe the investigation will never be completed, because there is no crime to solve, save the shooting of an innocent man. “They’ve made no arrests, because there … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Ms. Civil Society v. Mr. Unaccountable | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Ms. Civil Society v. Mr. Unaccountable | TomDispatch. Salman Rushdie ~  “Please explain the difference between burning books and throwing thousands in the trash and destroying them.”

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The First Political Victory for the 99% Movement | | AlterNet

The First Political Victory for the 99% Movement | | AlterNet. Occupy Wall Street has already won its first victory its own way — in Ohio, when voters repealed Republican governor John Kasich’s law to slash bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers … Continue reading

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Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Woman Gets Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone. Apparently in this country you become ineligible to eat if you have a record of criminal drug offenses. States have the option of … Continue reading

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Ethnic Studies Myths | Feature | Tucson Weekly

Ethnic Studies Myths | Feature | Tucson Weekly. In Arizona, we have firsthand experience with the power of myth—for example, think of Gov. Jan Brewer’s claim of an endless stream of headless corpses in the desert. It’s that kind of … Continue reading

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At Zuccotti Park, Police Protect the One Percent | The Nation

At Zuccotti Park, Police Protect the One Percent | The Nation. The spectacle of police beating and brutalizing unarmed civilians for the crime of sitting on the pavement and demanding a fairer world brings home the point of the struggle … Continue reading

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Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street | The Nation

Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street | The Nation. Everyday policing is characterized by a SWAT mentality, every other 911 call a military mission. What emerges is a picture of a vital public-safety institution perpetually at war with … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Evict an Idea Whose Time Has Come:” Read the Post-Eviction Statement from OWS | AlterNet

“You Can’t Evict an Idea Whose Time Has Come:” Read the Post-Eviction Statement from OWS | AlterNet. More and more Americans are seeing the crises of our economy and our democracy as systemic problems, that require collective action to remedy. … Continue reading

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