“I think that one of the problems we have in New York City is that we have a vast amount of public space in which the public is not allowed to do what it wants. We have to liberate public spaces for these sorts of common political actions, and this is one of the arenas of struggle.”
-David Harvey and “the right to the city.”
“If there is no rolling back of the NDAA law [aka the Homeland Battlefield Bill] we cease to be a constitutional democracy.”
-Chris Hedges lays it out.
“‘Freedom’ for [American conservatives] isn’t about everyone in this country having the opportunity to live life as they see fit. It’s about making sure that the most powerful private individuals, be they CEOs or church leaders, get to make the rest of us live the lives they see fit.”
-David Atkins on the Republicans love of liberty – for themselves
“The White House keeps praising these journalists … who’ve been killed … How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistleblowers to court? … You want aggressive journalism abroad; you just don’t want it in the United States.
–Jake Tapper displays a bravery too rare in the White House press room
“How can you pretend to vehemently oppose the slaughter of foreign civilians, the deprivation of due process, a posture of Endless War, radical secrecy, etc., when the President behind whom you’re faithfully marching is an aggressive advocate and implementer of those very policies?”
-Glenn Greenwald poses a simple question
There’s no calls for some sort of post-industrial personal fulfillment in their labor – very few even invoke the idea that a job should “mean something.” It’s straight out of antiquity – free us from the bondage of our debts and give us a basic ability to survive.
–Rortybomb, analyzing the pleas of the 99%
We must recognize that no one beholden to Big Money can lead America towards being a truly democratic republic.