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Occupying the Site Formerly Known as Wall Street, part two

November 19, 2013

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By Misty Lee …Continued from part one, The location for a political protest was in many ways obvious.  It was the area in lower Manhattan that had been the center of the United States government since the nineteenth century.  Long referred to as Wall Street, it had been renamed after the revolution to Rosenberg Street, […]

Kansas City Welcomes Neo-Nazi Rally, making it World’s Most Reactionary Place

November 7, 2013

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This Saturday, November 9, 2013, Neo-Nazis from the American “National Socialist Movement” will converge on the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri for a rally.  The Kansas City Star reports that two groups are planning counter-protests, which is good news, but the shocking fact that this Nazi rally is to go forward this […]

Protests and Contradictions on the Second Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution

January 25, 2013

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By Dawn Occidere Today marks the second anniversary of the date to which the beginning of the 2011 Egyptian revolution is generally ascribed.  Naturally, today’s symbolic importance was not lost on the Egyptian multitudes, and so protests by opponents of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood have erupted today in cities all across the country.  Some have […]

A Lesson from the Past for Occupy – Is it too late?

June 21, 2012

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By Lupus With the tremendous flop of Occupy’s promised May Day General Strike, and the rancorous denunciations by libertarian Occupiers of the labor-backed “99% Spring” non-violence trainings over the last couple of months, even the most ardent Occupiers are beginning to admit they need a change of strategy, calling for a new “meme” to continue […]

The End of Euro-Triumphalism

January 23, 2012

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By Bruno Fournier It has always been fashionable among certain strata of the American bourgeoisie to pretend to be European.  Five or six years ago, perhaps that made sense, in a way.  In the early- to mid-2000s, the mantra of Euro-Triumphalism ran supreme, as it seemed that capitalism’s New Jerusalem had departed from stagnant post-9/11 […]

A Selecting Stones Review of 2011, and a Warm Welcome to 2012

December 31, 2011

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By the Scientific Editors of Selecting Stones It goes without saying that 2011 has been an eventful year.  One crisis after another.  We could get into all the details, but let’s try to keep this short, instead, because the past is in the past, and the future is what matters. The Arab Spring, perpetual economic […]

Fire in Cairo: Deadly Clashes in Tahrir Square

November 19, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier After Hosni Mubarak stepped down as President of Egypt back in February, none of the contradictions within the ongoing Egyptian Revolution of 2011 were really resolved.  Power simply went explicitly into the hands of the Army, where it had already rested, behind the scenes, for decades.  Since the fall of Mubarak, Egyptians […]

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 […]

The Arab Spring arrives in New York, sort of

September 25, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere You would have to be blind not to see what is happening in the world right now, everywhere, as a whole.  All within the past few months, we have the Arab Spring, riots in the U.K., months of student protests in Chile, and mass demonstrations in Greece and Italy, just to name […]

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