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Bringing Chinatown to a halt with DC Ferguson

December 16, 2014


By Misty Lee On Friday and Saturday of last week, I tagged along with some of the DC Ferguson organizers.  I didn’t do so as an impartial observer but as an ally and a friend.  I was not formally invited but as the marchers chanted “Get off of the sidewalk and into the street,” I […]

“Generation Opportunity” and Cool Things You’ll Never See on Selecting Stones

May 17, 2014


By Rick Skull From time to time the scientific editors of Selecting Stones hold meetings in various undisclosed subterranean locations to discuss the direction of future campaigns.  On occasion it has been suggested that we should run fewer ad hominem attack stories and divert our time to creating more constructive proposals.  Though editorial meetings remain […]

Hercules Abdelaziz: I picked up Elizabeth O’Bagy at a shady nightclub in Tangier, Morocco on Friday, July 27, 2007

September 12, 2013


By Hercules Abdelaziz Hello, please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Hercules Abdelaziz, and I am the newest addition to the scientific editorial board of Selecting Stones, having started only a short few weeks ago.  As it turns out, it was a blind stroke of luck that I joined Selecting Stones when I […]

Notes from an alien’s visit to Nationals Park

August 25, 2013


By Misty Lee Having spent most of the Earth day studying the dominant human power’s system of government, the alien followed federal employees across the center of Washington to Nationals Park.  There he would continue his investigations by considering their leisure habits.  He understood that baseball was an athletic activity and noticed that many of […]

Selecting Stones Presents: Karl Marx on so-called “Gentrification”

February 7, 2012


‘Improvements’ of towns which accompany the increase of wealth, such as the demolition of badly built districts, the erection of palaces to house banks, warehouses, etc., the widening of streets for business traffic, for luxury carriages, for the introduction of tramways, obviously drive the poor away into even worse and more crowded corners. — Karl […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Jobs, brought to you by American free enterprise

December 23, 2011


This fall, there has been a big sign display on the front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Washington, DC. It reads: “JOBS: Brought to you by American Free Enterprise”. Why is this significant? First off all, CNN reported back in October on a demonstration which took place in front of the […]

Rage Against the Machine is just some stupid rock band

December 18, 2011


Walking down the street, shortly after midnight on a Saturday, in one of the wealthier neighborhoods of Washington, DC, and what does one hear?  A yuppie house party, a festive gathering of privileged upper-middle-class bureaucrats in their late twenties, all singing in unison to Rage Against the Machine. “Rally ‘round the family…” “With a pocket […]

Recent Events at Occupy DC, and the Institution of Private Property

December 8, 2011


By Bruno Fournier and Dawn Occidere Occupy DC has made its way into the news this week.  For most of its two-month period of existence, Occupy DC has been among the most peaceful and least disruptive of all the various Occupy encampments across the U.S.  This started to change on Sunday, with 31 arrests after […]

Protest Movement Expands to DC, in spite of Steve Jobs

October 7, 2011


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 […]

Washington, DC: The Recession-Proof Fantasy

September 20, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Take a trip to Washington, DC.  Ask your average upper-middle-class government or non-profit employee, and you will be certain to hear the common mantra that DC has weathered the recession much better than the rest of the U.S.  You will be informed that DC is a place with countless job opportunities and […]


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