Cops clear Occupy LA and Philadelphia, battle... →
Early this morning police cleared Occupy LA, making around 300 arrests, as well as Occupy Philadelphia. At Occupy Pheonix, which had recently moved, police lines battled the black bloc with pepper spray.
Britain on Strike! →
Today Britain saw the largest coordinated strike actions it had witnessed in a generation. Thousands of rallies were held as public sector workers walked out, with tens of thousands of people turning out in cities like London and Birmingham
Alan Moore, Man Behind the Protest Mask →
International Libertarian Statement of Solidarity... →
Gingrich wants to replace school janitors with... →
Newt Gingrich, long-time opponent of child labour laws, has a new plan for saving schools money and teaching kids the value of hard work…
Who is the consumer? →
Some advice for marketers from the business press…who are consumers? The top 20% of earners spend nearly half the money in our economy. Who needs the rest of us?
Dumbest Invention Ever →
It’s a car! It’s a smartphone! And it’s at the Tokyo auto show. But how “smart” is a phone you drive, and why would they put the touchscreen on the outside? Technophillia? More like techno-fail-ia.
Broke student builds $125 windows tablet for his... →
A broke Chinese student wanted to give his girlfriend a Windows-7 tablet, so he built one with old parts from the internet for less money than a Kindle Fire (the “cheap” tablet). Further proof that DIY innovation can conquer even the mightiest high-tech giants.
NATO bombs Pakistan, again. →
Coalition air raids just struck two border posts maintained by Pakistan’s miilitary to watch the Afghan border for Taliban insurgents. There is still no explanation as to why they were bombed, but in light of persistent American operations inside their country, Pakistan is unimpressed and closing border crossings as a result.
Conrad Black Reforms (his views) →
Canada’s most notorious conservative news mogul has just released a book reflecting on his experiences in the American justice system. Besides “clearing up” the business side of his story, he goes into quite a bit of depth on the “evil” and racist nature of American prisons.
Pregant woman attacked by cops at Occupy Seattle... →
A pregnant, homeless 19-year-old woman who was hit and pepper-sprayed by police during a recent Occupy Seattle action has lost her baby. Is anyone still prepared to claim that police aren’t “violent”?
Black F-riot-day →
Americans rioted across the nation today, not against the establishment, or even for sports, but for Black Friday bargain deals. People were pepper sprayed and even shot as crowds stampeded into Wal Marts and other stores, attacked and robbed each other. Happy Buy Nothing Day.
Debtors prisons are making a comeback... →
Many Americans are now facing incarceration over unpaid debts. This is legal in a third of states, and heartily encouraged by collection agencies.
Lets get to the point: Newt Gingrich is a sinister... →
That’s the actual title, by the way, in the business press. Gingrich has been exposed for taking a million and a half dollars in campaign donations from Freddie Mac (the infamous semi-Federal institution which underwrites American mortgages) after spending years “opposing” them. “He is the classic rental politician”.
Could General Assemblies Replace Parliaments? →
A look at the potential of direct, participatory democracy and horizontalism in light of the Occupy Movement.
Infographic - Worldwide Wealth →
8.7% of the world’s population owns 82.1% of our wealth. See the details…
Who's going to pay to clean up Canada's raw... →
There’s an infrastructure crisis brewing with countless remote communities dumping raw sewage, yet not having the tax base to support treatment facilities in the long term. So who’s going to foot the bill?
Leaked lobbying firm memo details plans to... →
MSNBC got its hands on a memo from prominent Washington lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford for a project on behalf of clients such as the American Bankers Association on how to create “negative narratives” about Occupy Wall Street, target sympathetic politicians and ensure Republican victories.
Healthy Food Labels Debunked →
“Natural”? “0% Trans Fat?”? “Whole wheat? Not exactly…
In Pictures: Exactly what happened at UC Davis →
As students sat peacefully guarding their tents from the riot police, they were hosed with pepper spray in front of cameras. An angry horde of students then chased the protesters from chanting “this is a moment of peace, take your weapons and go”.
Occupy Oakland Calls for Total West Coast Port... →
In response to consistent police brutality against them and the ongoing plight of local longshoremen, the Oakland assembly is calling for a shutdown of all the coast’s ports.
Adbusters Tactical Briefing #19 - Our Existential... →
"We Were Supposed to be Working 20-hour Weeks by... →
In the 1960s the American government predicted that increases in production efficiency and technological improvements would now have us all working an average of 20 hours a week. Yet, we actually work more now than we did back then…
Toronto "Evict Ford" March Draws 2000 →
Around 2000 people rallied in the streets of Toronto today against the Rob Ford municipal government and the possible eviction of the Occupy Toronto encampment.
Tampa Police Deploy Tank on Protesters →
Tampa police brought out this tank to confront a few dozen Occupy protesters.