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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, […]

Life and Death in an Era of Refined Illusions

March 30, 2012

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By Anthony Burton In seventeenth-century England, a reactionary mouthpiece for the defeated feudal aristocracy – whose decay as a class was only inevitable within the boundaries set by the natural laws of social development – bellowed out desperately in the midst of the ruthless bloodletting that accompanied the basic dialectic of material progress towards capitalism […]

Wall Street Has Betrayed Everything Existing, Except Westboro Baptist Church

November 7, 2011

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By Anthony Burton It is the most ancient and essential premise of patriarchy, according to the leading school of thought on the subject, that the first kings were fathers of families, from which it somehow follows that the first cause of the fall of Adam, or the original sin, was the desire for liberty.  Not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obama’s Math of Class Warfare, or Morality and Reason

September 20, 2011

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By Bruno Fournier Today, Barack Obama gave a speech outlining his proposal to cut the deficit by trillions of dollars, and he made it quite clear that the raw numbers of the situation require tax increases for the wealthiest Americans.  Then, to assuage any fears of the unthinkable, he added, “This is not class warfare; […]

Wall Street, the Holy of Holies

September 9, 2011

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Today, in remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11, a woman from the Marine Corps, seated at the right hand of Hillary Clinton, sang “God Bless America” at the New York Stock Exchange. The perfect alliance: Military, State, God, and Stock Exchange In dissolving the Father, we also dissolve the Son, only to discover that the […]

The Owl of Minerva flies high over Wasilla, Alaska

May 26, 2011

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By Dawn Occidere As the most common interpretation of Middle Eastern history goes, the Arab countries’ defeat in the 1967 war with Israel marked the beginning of the end of secular Arab nationalism, and the subsequent rise of radical Islamism.  The events of 1967 were a crushing defeat for the secular Arab regimes.  For some […]

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