Posts tagged “revolution”
September 23, 2013
Last week marked the two year anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and Seven Stories Press author Kalle Lasn and Darren Fleet are still excited. The movement that their magazine Adbusters helped create has provided a needed outlet for the current generation to debate and advocate change with a system they believe just doesn’t work today. On this anniversary, Lasn and Fleet have written a manifesto for the ongoing Occupy movement on Globe and Mail.
A little over two years ago, there was the idea that we needed to do something to change our economy. But with the start of that simple demand, the ball began rolling about what we could do to fix the faults with our society. The same sparks that lit the Occupy Wall Street movement are the same ideas that helped ignite the protests and revolutions across the globe. “There is a growing conviction that the things that can happen, will happen.
February 16, 2011The Egyptian resistance—politically savvy from dealing with years of repression—is anything but naïve. They know what they have to do and by when, taking nothing for granted. This wariness, they have made clear, includes not taking for granted Washington’s sudden praise of their unfolding quest for what President Obama called a “genuine democracy.”
November 9, 2010This clip from Anti-American Manifesto author Ted Rall speaks for itself: Already upon release, the right wing blogosphere has been erupting over Rall's ideas. A representative quote: "Why do you think we’ve been so concerned about 2nd Amendment rights, Mr. Rall? I don’t know any nutball liberals who own firearms, but I know quite a few conservatives who are well-armed and practiced in their use. Your lefty insurrection might just be the fastest way to purge the country’s cancer." — PD Quig, commenting at Verum Serum Interested in the controversy? Check out this sample of the book — then, whether you like what Rall is saying, or whether you disagree, please feel free to join the conversation in the blogosphere.
September 29, 2010Ted Rall shares his experience in Afghanistan and discusses the purpose of his book in this brief interview with Mike Rhode from WashingtonCityPaper.com. He talks politics, targets the most severe problems for the American worker and the average citizen, and blames backwards American Capitalism for deliberately making America poorer. What can and should Americans do, according to Rall? Overthrow the government and start anew. As he says in the article, “We can overthrow the system that is abusing us and replace it with something better.”