Raffi A.'s Blog (5)

Naomi Wolf on the significance of the police assaults at Occupy

A friend who I really respect just sent me this article by Naomi Wolf that came out in today's London Guardian.

At first blush, I didn't think it was offering anything new to the conversation.

It's worth reading, if only for this:

In New York, a state supreme court justice and a New York City council member were beaten up; in Berkeley,…

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Added by Raffi A. on November 26, 2011 at 12:01am — 2 Comments

Mark Ames on Greece, the "1%" and decisionmaking

What is happening in Greece is of great relevance to us in the US. We may very well find ourselves in a similar situation. This piece by Mark Ames highlights how a powerful anti-democratic impulse drives the decision-making around spending there.

I've been following Ames for quite some time, from his days at the Moscow-based shock publication, Exile. As usual, I…

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Added by Raffi A. on November 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

NBC TV on Occupy San Diego encampments

a surprisingly balanced piece on the legality of the Occupy San Diego encampment.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/SD-Explained--Cost-of-Occupy/134445653

Added by Raffi A. on November 25, 2011 at 5:09am — No Comments

Occupy LA responds to City Council's offer to leave

another curious development.... http://t.co/jbZhAm7r

Added by Raffi A. on November 25, 2011 at 5:01am — 2 Comments

David Graebar

curious read-- piece by David Graebar, one of the key people behind #OWS- an anthropologist, professor, and committed anarchist: http://newleftreview.org/A2368

Added by Raffi A. on November 25, 2011 at 4:23am — No Comments

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