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One Big October Snowstorm: A Crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

October 30, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier Over the last week, we have been beginning to see a concerted effort on the part of local authorities across the United States to crack down on the various “Occupy” encampments scattered across the country.  CNN has offered its characteristically mediocre synopsis of the current situation.  We have seen clashes with police […]

Confusion, Chaos, and the Theology of Occupy Wall Street

October 26, 2011

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By Anthony Burton As anyone who has witnessed these ongoing “anti-greed” demonstrations firsthand probably already realizes, the underlying question preoccupying the minds of the Occupy Wall Street protestors for the last however many weeks has been largely theological: is the social production of wealth compatible with good divinity? After many, many hours of superficial meditation […]

Qadhafi Got What He Deserved

October 23, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere There was a time, forty years ago, when Muammar al-Qadhafi represented the revolutionary aspirations of many of the people of the world. There was a point, though, probably sometime during the 1980s (or was it specifically between 1989 and 1991?), at which Qadhafi and everything that he used to represent went obsolete. […]

Why are there so many Ron Paul supporters at Occupy Wall Street?

October 23, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier For the past several weeks, the contingent of Ron Paul supporters at the Occupy Wall Street protest has made its presence felt.  They form a small minority of the mass at Zuccotti Park, but they have made themselves an extremely visible and vocal minority, and, arguably, they have created the best-organized faction […]

They Know Not What They Do (Luke 23:34)

October 17, 2011

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Occupy Wall Street says that it is the 99%, but, then again, this would hardly be the first time that the petite bourgeoisie claims to speak on behalf of the proletariat.  The editors of Selecting Stones support the protests, and especially their European counterparts, but we also insist on identifying the protest movement’s true characteristics, […]

Legality and Illegality of Occupy Wall Street

October 10, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier Just like the upper middle class whose objective interests it currently represents, the Occupy Wall Street movement lacks heroism.  Let us set aside the question of non-violence vs. violence, for the real question of the hour is legality vs. illegality.  Occupy Wall Street has opted for the tactic of non-violence, but they […]

Protest Movement Expands to DC, in spite of Steve Jobs

October 7, 2011

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By Larry Duvalier October 6, 2011: an interesting day.  Today’s events found the American upper-middle-class divided along yet another line: between those who spent the day weeping over the death of Steve Jobs, and those who spent the day extending the Occupy Wall Street movement and its offshoots.  Of course, as Selecting Stones has repeatedly […]

Wall Street Can’t Be Good, Must Be Spanked

October 5, 2011

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By Anthony Burton Scarcely twenty years have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union, and yet the frightened bourgeoisie is still continuing to search for an explanation behind the Arab Spring, as if the sudden collapse of a few puppet regimes is somehow unprecedented, and as if all this spontaneous revolutionary activity were not […]

The Upper-Middle-Class character of Occupy Wall Street, an update

October 3, 2011

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Occupy Wall Street remains overwhelmingly a movement representing the upper-middle-class.  It is no mere coincidence that the free food handed out to the protesters is organic and vegan, and, although all sorts of people strive to eat healthy, in our day and age, the fetish of the organic tomato is primarily the reserve of the […]

You are not the 99%: An update on Occupy Wall Street

October 2, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier So it seems, the media blackout on the Occupy Wall Street movement may be coming to an end.  Yesterday, the arrest of 700 protesters marching across the Brooklyn Bridge finally put the movement on the website of the New York Times.  Most other scant media coverage continues to focus on the movement’s […]

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