Monthly Archives: October 2011

The beauty of open, unrestrained, democratic conversation!

Yesterday, I was in DC handing out copies of a 3 year old article that I wrote about the legacy of MLK to passersby on K St. I was inspired to revisit this article after the action taken by Cornel … Continue reading

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Living occupiers: the REAL conservatives

While discussing the Wall St. occupation during the interview embedded above (which took place on Sept. 25), Chris Hedges made a claim that I believe is worthy of further investigation. Hedges said that those involved in the living occupation movement … Continue reading

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$3,700,000,000,000

Food for thought: According to a recent conservative estimate, the wars waged by the US since 2001 have cost at least $12,000 for every man, woman, and child in this country. Wouldn’t you have rather had $12k in your pocket … Continue reading

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On the meaning of violence: a response to Ann Coulter

As many of you have probably heard, the humorist Ann Coulter has compared the living occupation movement to the French Revolution–when she’s not comparing us to the Nazis! First let me say, in jest, that when Ann Coulter calls you … Continue reading

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Occupy… Riverside? Absolutely!

After being absolutely astounded at the collective engagement, energy, and forethought that I saw exhibited at the occupation of LA City Hall, I discovered that my very own small town (Riverside) was having a general assembly as a precursor to … Continue reading

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Stories from LA City Hall

Looking back at my last post, I probably wasn’t specific enough in my description of events. (If you haven’t read it: https://11again.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/notes-from-the-la-city-hall-occupation/)  Let me supplement those remarks with some descriptions of particular things I observed. During the first night’s general … Continue reading

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Notes from the LA City Hall occupation

First and foremost, I was absolutely floored at the level of commitment, respect, and humility shown by the occupiers. The genius of this form of political action is that it incorporates every aspect of life as a part of it. … Continue reading

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