Monthly Archives: October 2011

It’s Up to Us

It’s up to the people in the advanced, industrial countries to compel their governments to go along with the world. –Chomsky

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October 19, 2011

US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan and attacking forces in Libya under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 88 combat casualties in the week ending October 19, as the official casualty total rose to 110,356 The total includes 79,279 casualties since … Continue reading

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October 12, 2011

US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan and attacking forces in Libya under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 128 combat casualties in the 8 days ending October 12, as the official casualty total rose to 110,265 The total includes 79,265 casualties … Continue reading

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Occupy

The movement, Rowe said, “stands for everything I believe in. I’m exhausted. I got rained on. I was cold, but I can’t seem to pull myself away.” –Patrick Rowe, 48, a carpenter from New Jersey who joined the movement after … Continue reading

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American Don’t Rebel

How do you break through the inertia, fear of embarrassment, isolation and aversion to doing anything different that surrounds most middle-class Americans like a moat? –Gary Kamiya on the needed ad campaign to swell the ranks of Occupy Wall Street, … Continue reading

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Window Dressing

We also expect the regulators to do absolutely nothing to prevent this blatant abuse of fiduciary duty which has no other purpose than to hide the true sad state of America’s banking system -Zero Hedge, describing the way TBTF banks … Continue reading

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Narcissistic Chic

The neohipster is a grotesque perversion of the original. If he fetishizes and hybridizes the cultural costumes of old hip—borrowing from the Beat poet, the jazzman, the rapper, the skater, the punk—it is only as a mockery of authentic anti-authoritarian … Continue reading

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October 4, 2011

US military occupation forces in Iraq and Afganistan and attacking forces in Libya under Commander-in-Chief Obama suffered 116 combat casualties in the week ending October 4, as the official casualty total rose to 110,135. The total includes 79,265 casualties since … Continue reading

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Break Up the Banks

Fundamental reform requires more than rearranging the seats on the government lifeboat; it requires weakening the economic and political power of the oligarchs and creating a healthier, more competitive economic system. -Simon Johnson, MIT Professor, former chief economist of the … Continue reading

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